NIFC’s Criteria for Partnership

NIFC’s Criteria for Partnership and Support

  1. Compliance with the laws of the State of Israel
  2. Respect for the principles of the New Israel Fund, New Israel Fund of Canada and and compliance with our policies and procedures
  3. Relevance to NIF and NIFC strategic priorities, including:
    1. A focus on social change;
    2. Strengthening Israel’s democratic values and institutions;
    3. Missions that fall within one of NIFC’s four general issue areas: Civil and Human Rights, Social and Economic Justice, Religious Pluralism and Women’s Rights
  4. Non-profit status
    1. Registration as an “amuta” or a company for the benefit of the public;
    2. Publicly available bylaws;
    3. Audited financial reports;
    4. Confirmation of proper accounting procedures as required by Israeli tax authorities and possession of a certificate of tax-withholding at source
  5. Compliant with charitable law in Canada, NIFC does not support advocacy or lobbying in Israel or Canada.

Organizations that engage in the following activities will not be eligible for NIFC partnership:

  1. Participate in partisan political activity
  2. Promote anti-democratic values
  3. Support the 1967 occupation and subsequent settlement activity
  4. Violate the human rights of any group or individual, advocate human rights selectively for one group over another and/or reject the principle of the universality of human rights
  5. Condone or promote violence or use violent tactics
  6. Employ racist or derogatory language or designations about any group based on their religion, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation
  7. Works to deny the right of the Jewish people to sovereign self-determination within Israel, or to deny the rights of Palestinian or other non-Jewish citizens to full equality within a democratic Israel
  8. Engage in activities at odds with the positions, principles, or vision of the New Israel Fund.
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