Jewish Agency For Israel (JAFI)
Community Impact Investment: $823,000
Core Commitment(s): Connection to Israel and Global Jewry, Financial & Human Resources and Infrastructure
Priority Area(s): Civil Society (high), Economic development/combating BDS (low), Global Jewry (high), Israeli Civil Society (high), Social Welfare (high), Support National Organizations (low), Urban development in the Israeli periphery (low)
The Jewish Agency for Israel is the largest Jewish nonprofit organization in the world. Its mission is to “inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their people, heritage, and land, and empower them to build a thriving Jewish future and a strong Israel.”
Our investment supports many programs. The following are two examples, in alignment with our priorities:
- The Jewish Agency’s Youth Futures program empowers disadvantaged Israeli youth, providing them with an equal opportunity to develop their academic and social skills. Youth Futures is operated in Partnership with overseas Jewish Federations and Keren Hayesod/UIA communities, Israeli philanthropists, and the Government of Israel.
- The Victims of Terror fund was started in 2006, after the second Lebanon War, for soldiers and civilian victims of terrorism. The program assists victims of terror identified by the government by providing supplementary assistance, such as additional counseling, horse therapy, housing subsidies, college scholarships and home modification that are not covered by government funds.