New Initiatives for Democracy
Strengthening New Ideas and Leadership
NIFC works to restore Israel’s wounded democracy and foster a renewal of pro-democracy ideas, leadership, and institutions.
Over the past decade, attacks have increased by religious and public leaders against the media, the judiciary, human rights organizations, minorities, and even the very notion of equality. Our focuses in this area are diverse, but represent the most cutting-edge initiatives to cultivate new civil society leadership, develop new ideas, build new coalitions, and promote new models of change.
Examples of recently-funded projects include the Alliance for Israel’s Future’s leadership program for young progressives and Zazim’s online campaigns for fair and equal government responses to COVID-19.
The Heschel Center for Sustainability
Sustainability Partnerships Program
The Heschel Center for Sustainability promotes sustainable values, planning, and living. Our 2022 project, in collaboration with A Place for Change and the Arava Institute, will support a program for organizations that work in different fields to collaborate and strengthen their understanding of sustainability from an intersectional perspective.
For the twenty-fourth week in a row, Israelis have been spending their Saturday nights protesting. For eight months, social change organizations have been working on overdrive to protect the rights of persecuted groups and combat the strategic dismantling of...
Ghadir Hani, an activist with NIF grantees Omdim Beyahad-Naqef Ma’an (Standing Together) and Women Wage Peace recently addressed one of the pro-democracy demonstrations in Tel Aviv. She said, “I am here, Ghadir Hani, standing in front of you and my heart is heavy and...
The New Israel Fund in Israel supported the first-ever conference for Israel’s religious left on Monday, January 23rd in Jerusalem, with over a thousand registrants and over 600 participants in the event, a...
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