Gil Yaacov

Gil Yaacov
Green Funders Forum Project Manager

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Gil leads JFN's Green Funders' Forum, a peer network for funders that seeks to bring the climate crisis and sustainability issues to the forefront of the philanthropic community. Gil has advised leading philanthropic foundations, including Yad Hanadiv, The Ruderman Family Foundation, The Sheli Fund, The Stein Family Fund, and more, helping create philanthropic strategies for impacting Israel's environment.

Gil has served as founder, director, and board member of leading environmental organizations in Israel over the past 20 years and was chosen as one of the 100 most influential people in Israel by Israel's The Marker Magazine in 2018, for his role as the founder and executive director of 15 Minutes: Public Transit Alliance in Israel.

In addition, under Gil's leadership, the Israeli students' NGO Green Course (Megama Yeruca) was awarded The Presidential Award for Volunteerism by the late president of Israel, Shimon Peres. Gil also co-founded and coordinated the Coalition for Public Health, winner of several rewards for reducing industrial pollution in the Haifa Bay area.