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Last modified: March 15, 2011, 10:58 PM
The New Israel Fund is the leading organization committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis.
We are a partnership of Israelis and supporters of Israel worldwide, dedicated to a vision of Israel as both the Jewish homeland and a shared society at peace with itself and its neighbors. NIF strengthens organizations and leaders that work to achieve equality for all the citizens of the state; realize the civil and human rights of all, including Palestinian citizens of Israel; recognize and reinforce the essential pluralism of Israeli society; and empower groups on the economic margins of Israeli society.
Building a viable and free society committed to social justice is the medium through which the New Israel Fund has contributed to the strengthening of Israeli democracy. Widely credited with building Israel's progressive civil society from scratch, we have provided over $200 million to more than 800 cutting-edge organizations since our inception. Through our action arm SHATIL, we provide Israel's social change community with hands-on assistance. In addition, NIF/SHATIL builds coalitions, empowers activists, sponsors new programs, and takes the initiative in spearheading national advocacy campaigns.