A. New Israel Fund (NIF): $1,514,000
1. For general support of the New Israel Fund (NIF), which works to strengthen democracy and promote social justice in Israel through its four primary issue areas: Civil and Human Rights; Social and Economic Justice; Pluralism; and Promoting the Rights of Palestinian Citizens of Israel. ($200,000)
2. For NIF’s capacity building program, SHATIL, which provides technical assistance on organizational management, resource development, advocacy, media relations, and coalition building to more than 800 Israeli social change organizations. ($200,000)
3. For NIF’s capacity building program, SHATIL, to provide technical assistance through four key projects: the Assistance to Ethiopian Immigrants Project; the Conflict Transformation and Management Center; the Social and Economic Justice Initiative (formerly the Low-Income Neighborhoods Project); and the Palestinian Initiative. ($290,000)
4. For NIF’s Abu Basma Project to Develop Bedouin Villages, which seeks to foster community development in nine newly recognized Bedouin villages. ($30,000)
5. For NIF’s Assistance to the Former Soviet Union Immigrant Community Project, which is designed to bolster the capabilities of organizations working to bring immigrants from the Former Soviet Union into the Israeli societal mainstream ($55,000)
6. For NIF’s Palestinian Initiative, which promotes the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel. ($150,000)
7. For NIF and SHATIL’s National Budget Program, which works to ensure transparency and equal access to state budget allocations, with a particular focus on the public support budget. ($25,000)
8. For NIF’s Core Grants Program, which provides institution-building grants to social-change organizations working to strengthen democracy and promote social justice in Israel. ($544,000) NIF used Moriah funds to fulfill its commitments to the following organizations:
a) Ethiopian Immigrant Projects
South Wing to Zion: Association for the Ingathering and Absorption of Ethiopian Jewry, which works to bring the Falas Mora to Israel and to ease their integration into Israeli society. ($16,000)
b) Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Immigrant Projects
Immigrants for Successful Absorption, which aids immigrants through five support centers on issues including public housing, national insurance, education, and fair treatment on the job. ($10,000)
New Era,which conducts advocacy and provides legal assistance to promote solutions to the problems faced by CIS immigrants. ($16,000)
c) Palestinian Israeli Projects
Ad-Ahali, Center for Community Development, which works to strengthen the Arab community by organizing networks of activists into neighborhood, local or national coalitions, and by training community leaders. ($25,000)
Adalah, which employs a variety of legal strategies to fight for the rights and status of Palestinian Israelis. ($40,000)
Al-Zahraa, which provides empowerment courses to promote women’s integration into Palestinian Israeli society and improve their status within Israeli society. ($20,000)
Association to Support Arab Minors, which addresses the systematic discrimination by state institutions that fail to meet the basic needs of Arab youth. ($20,000)
Forum of Directors of Social Welfare Departments, which works to fight discrimination against Arab local authorities in social welfare matters in order to reduce the social and economic gaps between Israel’s Arab and Jewish populations.($20,000)
Hiwar for Alternative-Democratic Education, which works to reduce gaps between the Palestinian and Jewish education systems and establish a democratic school as an alternative to the existing Palestinian Israeli schools in Haifa. ($20,000)
I’Iam: Media Center, which trains Palestinian Israelis as media professionals and also works as an intermediary between the Hebrew language press and the Palestinian population. ($20,000)
Indimage, which works to reduce inequality in the education system and prevent alienation and racism between Jews and Arabs in Israeli society at-large, and in mixed cities in particular. ($25,000)
Kayan – Feminist Organization for Women in Arab Society, which works with three coalitions that seek to end “family honor” crimes, effect change in the Muslim religious courts, and conduct Jewish-Arab women’s dialogues. ($20,000)
Nis’a V’afak (Women and Horizons), which is the first Arab feminist organization to promote women’s rights by working within the boundaries of Islam using “liberal” religious interpretations of Islamic tradition. ($25,000)
Physicians for Human Rights, which seeks to provide support for Palestinian children from the Palestinian Territories who are hospitalized at Tel HaShomer Hospital in central Israel for long-term or intensive treatment. ($2,000)
Wadi El-Nai, which is working to relocate its residents to an environmentally safe site, to gain government recognition of the village, and to improve conditions in the village’s present location which deprives it of basic services – water, electricity, garbage collection, health and welfare – and threatens its residents with forced relocation. ($15,000)
d) Building Civil Society Projects
Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), which works to promote and protect the human rights of all members of society, through legal advocacy, policy advocacy, education and public outreach. ($150,000)
The Freedom of Information Association, which works to increase the involvement of civil society in decision-making processes by making information widely available to the public. ($25,000)
Israel Center for Social Justice, which works to promote a comprehensive social policy based on principles of social justice, equal opportunity, integration of all population groups and social solidarity. ($20,000)
The Israeli Association for Distributive Justice, which works to promote the just distribution of natural resources in Israel by representing the public interest. ($20,000)
Machsom Watch, which works to protect the human rights of Palestinians in the territories and work to end the Occupation. ($15,000)
Yesh Din, which works to bring about a significant change in human rights and law enforcement in the Territories, to bolster trust between Palestinians and Israelis, and to strengthen Israeli democracy. ($20,000)
9. For NIF’s Program to Improve Opportunities for Ethiopian Immigrants (396,000).
ALMAYA-Association for the Advancement of the Ethiopian Family and Child in Israel, which cultivates civic activism, improved parenting skills and successful integration of youth and adults in the Ethiopian community in Beer Sheva and Southern Israel. ($50,000)
Fidel – Association for Education and Social Integration for Ethiopian Jews,which empowers the Ethiopian community in Israel through training educational mediators, the establishment of a model school and centers for youth-at-risk. ($150,000)
Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews (IAEJ), which seeks to strengthen the Ethiopian community and support the efforts of other Ethiopian NGOs through advocacy, research, policy analysis, strategic planning, and community empowerment. ($100,000)
The Pool for Ethiopian Education, which seeks to improve the quality of education and raise the academic achievement levels of Ethiopian pupils, enhance outreach to parents of Ethiopian pupils, and refute the stigma increasingly being attached to the Ethiopian community that their children are not capable of achieving at high levels. ($11,000)
South Wing to Zion, the Association for Ingathering and Absorption of Ethiopian Jewry, which works to bring the Falas Mora to Israel and to ease their integration into Israeli society. ($55,000)
Tebeka, which seeks to expand efforts to eradicate racism and discrimination through legal action, and to empower the Ethiopian community through legal advice and referrals and public education about civil rights and obligations. ($30,000)
10. For NIF’s program to promote equal rights and opportunities for Arab Israelis ($515,000).
Adam Institute for Democracy & Peace, for its efforts to bring democratization processes to Arab schools. ($35,000)
The Adva Center for its project: An analysis of Governmental Development Plans for the Negev from the Perspective of the Bedouin Community. ($10,000)
Al Amer, for its leadership training program, Ajial (Generations). ($15,000)
Breaking the Silence, for its Collecting and Publishing Fighters’ Testimonies Project. ($20,000)
The Association to Promote the Education of Bedouin Women, which works to increase the number and academic success of Bedouin female students in institutes of higher education. ($40,000)
A Step Forward Women's Leadership Project, which works to improve the status and level of civic involvement of Bedouin women in the town of Rahat. ($30,000)
Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development (CJAED), which works to make Israel’s Arab sector economically viable and to promote Jewish-Arab economic cooperation. ($40,000)
The Community of Learning Women, for its project: The Quiet Revolution. ($25,000)
Israel Family Planning Association (IFPA), for its "Open the Doors in Arab Society" project, which promotes family planning and healthy, responsible sexual behavior in the Israeli Arab community through sex education and quality reproductive health services at its 16 Open Door centers. ($40,000)
Mossawa Center: The Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens of Israel, for its Capacity Building Project, which accesses government budgets designated for the development needs of Israel’s Arab sector, and for its political and economic analysis, public education and media work. ($50,000)
The National Committee for the Arab Local Authorities in Israel, for its project, Future, Vision, Palestinians in Israel, and to Mada, for its project, The Haifa Covenant: An Empowerment and Advocacy Effort to Put Palestinian Citizens’ Collective Vision onto the Israeli National Agenda. ($40,000)
Sawt el-Amel – The Laborer’s Voice, for its project, The Alternative Wisconsin Center. ($20,000)
Shchenim: Neighbors For Joint Development In The Galilee, which is a group of Jewish and Arab professionals promoting a cooperative model of planning and development for the Galilee. ($25,000)
Sidreh, which promotes the development and advancement of Bedouin women in the Negev through education and business projects. ($40,000)
Social Development Committee of Haifa, for its project, Suitable Planning for the Wadi Nisnas Neighborhood. ($20,000)
The Trust of Programs for Early Childhood Family and Community Education, for its work in Israeli Palestinian society through parenting courses and a new Parenthood Center, women’s and teen empowerment programs, and counseling training programs for dealing with post-trauma symptoms in children. ($25,000)
Women Against Violence (WAV), for its direct services to Palestinian-Israeli women victims of violence through its hotline, shelter, and halfway houses, and for its efforts to address widespread unemployment and the minimal representation of Palestinian women in public life. ($40,000)
11. For NIF’s project to advance peace between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East ($60,000).
Coalition of Women for Peace, which seeks to mobilize women to help end the Occupation, to involve women in the peace process, and to eliminate the pervasive militarism in Israeli society. ($25,000)
Ir Amim, which seeks to create a Jerusalem that will be a sustainable, stable, and equitable city under all future political arrangements between Palestinians and Israelis. ($35,000)
12. For NIF’s project to build civil society in Israel ($120,000).
Agenda, the Israeli Center for Strategic Communication, which works to change the way social justice issues are presented in the Israeli media, and to help NGOs use media to get their messages across more effectively. ($40,000)
Hotline for Migrant Workers for its Combating Trafficking in Women project, which works to protect the rights of trafficking victims, prevent the phenomenon, and increase enforcement of laws against this crime; and for its Choosing Freedom-Safehouse Program for Trafficking Victims, to open and operate a shelter for women who have escaped from the sex industry. ($50,000)
Mahapach, for work in the Arab sector to cultivate student activism and empower weaker populations through social change projects in disadvantaged neighborhoods. ($10,000)
Merchavim-LET’s TALK Program, which promotes shared citizenship by introducing Arab teachers and role models into Jewish elementary schools for a values-based program built around Arabic language instruction. ($20,000)
13. For NIF’s projects that introduce CIS and other immigrants to values of democracy, civic action, and pluralism ($40,000).
Israeli Association for Immigrant Children (IAIC), which promotes the rights and integration of immigrant children, including those whose rights are limited by their lack of legal status and/or religious classification. ($40,000)
For support of this organization, which seeks to educate the American public and policy makers about the necessity of and the path to a just and lasting peace for Israel and her neighbors, and which supports the largest, most effective peace organization in Israel-Shalom Achshav.
For technical assistance to the Israeli public school system.
For its Palestinian Democratic Development Program, which provides technical assistance and funds to NGOs operating in the West Bank and Gaza.
For its Ethiopian program, which provides nutritional, educational, religious, and vocational programs in two compounds in Ethiopia for Falas Mora waiting to emigrate to Israel.
For general support of this organization, which campaigns to document and expose human rights’ violations against Palestinians and to hold perpetrators – whether Israeli or Palestinian – accountable before the local and international media and authorities.