The New Israel Fund is an international liberal Zionist NGO, which has a regional branch in the Boston area.
Per their website, "The New Israel Fund mobilizes Israelis to make positive, progressive change by strengthening Israeli civil society and fighting the inequality, injustice, and extremism that diminish Israel." The New Israel Fund provides an ostensibly more liberal, but still firmly Zionist, pro-Israel political alternative for Jewish people (both Israeli and worldwide) who have become alienated and disaffected by traditional pro-Israel NGOs and lobbying groups, such as AIPAC. The New Israel fund redirects opposition to and frustration with the policies and practices of the state of Israel and its major lobbying groups toward criticisms of Israel which stop short of challenging the fundamentally ethnocratic and settler colonial character of the state. The New Israel Fund's political framework, at best, relegates Palestinians to the position of a minority group who can aspire toward increased integration into Israeli-controlled political systems, through educational and economic advancement, rather than an indigenous group who should, and do, aspire to reclaim the land and resources that Israel has stolen from them.
The New Israel Fund is a member organization of the JCRC of Greater Boston.
From fiscal years 2007-2020, Combined Jewish Philanthropies funneled $2,001,704 from its donors to the New Israel Fund.
In fiscal years 2019 and 2020 alone, Fidelity Charitable funneled $2,178,241 from its donors into the New Israel Fund.
Based on available tax filings, the Joseph and Rae Gann Charitable Foundation has donated at least $300 to the New Israel Fund.
Kraft Family Philanthropies donated $30,000 to the New Israel Fund in FY05 & FY08.
The Krupp Family Foundation donated $25,000 to New Israel Fund in FY18.
New Israel Fund is a member organization of the JCRC of Greater Boston.
Paul Egerman is the North American Vice President of The New Israel Fund. The Paul and Joanne Egerman Family Charitable Foundation has donated $540,000 to The New Israel Fund from FY03-FY19.
The Ruderman Family Foundation donated $20,000 to the New Israel Fund in FY11.