A. NEW ISRAEL FUND (NIF) $2,401,500
1. For general support of this organization, which seeks to strengthen democracy and promote human rights and social and economic justice in Israel. ($381,500)
2. For Shatil: The New Israel Fund’s Empowerment & Training Center for Social Change Organizations, which provides consulting, training, workshops and other capacity-building and coalition-coordinating services to more than a thousand social change organizations networks and activists, working to strengthen Israeli democracy and advance tolerance and equality for all Israelis. ($160,000)
3. For Shatil's Assistance to Ethiopian Immigrants Project, which works with leading NGOs within the Ethiopian community in Israel, and trains Israelis of Ethiopian descent to assume leadership positions in and to take responsibility for their communities. ($115,000)
4. For NIF's Palestinian Society Program (PSP), which provides grants to organizations working to promote equality and justice for Palestinian citizens of Israel. ($150,000)
5. For Shatil’s Palestinian Initiative, which augments NIF’s grantmaking to NGOs within Israel’s Palestinian communities through consulting, training and support to strengthen civil society, including decision-makers, community activists, women, intellectuals, business people and youth. ($60,000)
6. For Shatil’s Social and Economic Justice Initiative (SEJI), which promotes innovative social and economic policies and action plans and fights the inequitable distribution of resources. SEJI provides capacity-building assistance to activists and NGOs working on behalf of low-income citizens who are facing declining social services and reduced government benefits. ($40,000)
7. For NIF’s National Budget Reform Project (NBRP), which seeks to address the lack of accountability and transparency in social, economic and financial matters, especially related to the approval process for the annual State budget. ($25,000)
8. For NIF’s Executive Leadership Transition Fund, which will support NIF's new U.S. and Israel directors as they assume new leadership roles. ($200,000)
9. For NIF's Core Grants Program, which provides institution-building grants to social change organizations working to strengthen democracy and promote social and economic justice in Israel. NIF utilized these funds to fulfill its commitments to the following organizations ($195,000).
Adalah ($40,000), to employ a variety of legal strategies to fight for the rights and status of Palestinian Israelis.
Machsom Watch ($15,000), to protect the human rights of Palestinians in the territories by monitoring military checkpoints.
10. For NIF’s efforts to strengthen civil society and promote social and economic justice; Recommended for:
Agenda ($30,000), which seeks to influence the way social change issues are presented in the media and improve the media-capacity of social change organizations.
11. For NIF’s efforts to advance equal rights and opportunities for Palestinian Citizens of Israel; Recommended for:
Al Manarah (The Lighthouse)-Association for the Advancement of the Blind in the Arab Society in Israel, which advocates for rights and accessibility to services for blind and other disabled people in Israel's Palestinian community. ($20,000)
Women Against Violence (WAV), which concentrates on policy change for the advancement of Palestinian women citizens of Israel. ($30,000)
12. For NIF’s efforts to foster peace between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East; Recommended for:
Ir Amim for its efforts to shape policy to meet the needs of both peoples sharing Jerusalem and to minimize the damage caused by unilateral actions such as the construction of the Separation Barrier. ($25,000)
13. For NIF’s efforts to empower and improve the living conditions for Ethiopian Immigrants and Falas Mura awaiting emigration from Ethiopia; Recommended for:
Fidel: The Association for Education & Social Integration for Ethiopian Jews in Israel for the promotion of better education for the Ethiopian immigrant community, support of youth centers for Ethiopian youth at risk, training and supervision of social and educational mediators and its role as an operating partner in the Israel Center for Educational Advancement (ICEI). ($125,000)
B. Americans For Peace Now $25,000
For general support of this organization, which seeks to support Israel’s grassroots peace movement, Shalom Achshav (Peace Now), and bolster support for peace among U.S. officials, Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab states in order to enhance Israel’s security and bring stability to the Middle East.
C. National Conference on Ethiopian Jewry (NACOEJ) $30,000
For general support of this organization, which serves as the primary support for Ethiopian Jews in Gondar waiting to make aliyah.
D. The Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG) $30,000
For general support of this organization, which works to end violations of human rights committed against Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, whether committed by Palestinian or Israeli agencies or individuals.
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