We’re thrilled to announce that the Israeli government this week announced a large-scale response program aimed at helping the country's nonprofits, which have been hit hard by the coronavirus and its economic ripple effects.
The program is, essentially, a three-tier plan of grants and other resources available for nonprofits, along with various measure to reduce bureaucratic and tax burdens for nonprofits and philanthropists. One particularly noteworthy component of the program is a 40 million NIS joint Philanthropy-Government Israel Civil Society Emergency Relief Fund that will benefit nonprofits not otherwise eligible for government assistance. The government will be supplying 75 percent of the funding, while private donations and foundations will supply the remainder. We are happy to share more information about this joint fund, which new donors are welcome to join.
To make it easier for funders and nonprofits to navigate these new resources, we, together with our partners at JDC-Elka, drafted a comprehensive guide to all government assistance available to nonprofits at this time.
We invite you to reach out to the JFN-Israel staff if you have any questions or would like to get involved with the joint Philanthropy-Government Israel Civil Society Emergency Relief Fund.