The New Israel Fund (NIF) works to strengthen Israel’s democracy and to promote freedom, justice and equality for all citizens. Since 1979, NIF has been a leader in building a just and strong Israel, in the belief that a country’s power is rooted in its commitment to democratic principles, not simply in its ability to defend itself against physical and military threats. Democratic principles are guaranteed in Israel’s Declaration of Independence and are central to the Jewish tradition.
A philanthropic partnership of Israelis, North Americans and Europeans, NIF is today the leading funder of social change in Israel. NIF has planted the seeds for much of the vibrant public-interest sector in Israel, and through Shatil, provides technical support to help hundreds of national and community-based organizations grow.