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Jewish National Fund (JNF)

July 11, 2016 -    

A nonprofit organization and United Nations NGO (non-governmental organization), Jewish National Fund gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people. JNF began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. Today, JNF’s bold and unprecedented vision as detailed in the $1 Billion Roadmap for the Next Decade is an innovative plan for Israel’s future. Its Blueprint Negev campaign has transformed Israel’s Negev Desert, making it an attractive place to live and work.

Similarly, its Go North initiative has begun to provide new economic development opportunities to grow tourism, increase employment, offer educational and housing options, making Israel’s north a desirable place to both visit and live. JNF’s $100 million JNF Boruchin Israel Education Advocacy Center concentrates its resources on advocating for Israel, Israel education in the Diaspora, and countering the BDS movement, all with the goal of strengthening the connection of all Americans, now and in the future, to the land and people of Israel.

JNF’s long-term vision has grown to include building new communities in the desert, expanding the scope of river rehabilitation and water research, exploring energy production, increasing population in northern Israel, making all parks and playgrounds accessible to people with special needs, bringing thousands of people to Israel every year on missions and trips, and growing future leadership.