We believe each of us has the right to learn, fulfill our potential, and make an impact

We believe that every one of us has the right to learn, fulfill our potential, and make an impact

We believe that every one of us has the right to learn, fulfill our potential, and make an impact

We believe that every one of us has the right to learn, fulfill our potential, and make an impact

We believe that every one of us has the right to learn, fulfill our potential, and make an impact

The Foundation develops, initiates, and supports dozens of programs throughout the country

To realize its vision and advance values of equality, diversity, excellence, and leadership, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation operates dozens of programs focusing on five areas: Access to and success in higher education, academic excellence, the arts, impact entrepreneurship, and leadership. The Foundation takes part in the programs’ development and supports them, initiates research, builds strategic partnerships, and achieves measurable results by applying innovative assessment and evaluation models. All programs – initiated by the Foundation or supported by it – work to create a cohesive, diverse, equal, and outstanding society.

The special programs operated by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation to ensure access to and success in higher education seek to reduce social and economic gaps in Israeli society, by providing a central tool for social mobility – higher education. The Foundation works with young people who do not have access to higher education or cannot translate it into commensurate employment. By participating in these specialized programs, young people are given the opportunity to express their abilities, to excel, and to contribute to society in their own way. The Foundation participates in the programs’ development and supports them, initiates research, builds strategic partnerships, and reaches results measurable by applying innovative assessment and evaluation models.
Through its programs for academic excellence, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation helps develop the next generation of exact science, humanities, and social science researchers, and encourages the research activities of scholars from diverse backgrounds. The Foundation supports the development of knowledge in its fields of expertise, works to disseminate it among the academic community and social organizations, and fosters collaboration with international research institutions. The academic excellence programs work in cooperation with Israel’s institutions of higher education.
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation’s programs in the arts seek to expand the connection between the Israeli art world and social action, to engage young artists in community involvement, and to make artistic language accessible to as many communities as possible. Partnering with leading institutions of higher education in the field of art and design, the Foundation operates programs for artists and students. Program participants work among residents of communities in Israel’s social periphery, exposing them to art and helping them develop and acquire skills – and find their unique talents and ways of expression.
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation’s programs in the field of impact entrepreneurship seek to create a local language of impact and build the infrastructure required for the Israeli ecosystem. The Foundation defines impact according to three categories: Intention – endeavoring to create a distinct social impact while generating a financial profit Accurate measurement of the social impact Measurement of financial profit The growth of the social impact field encourages the flow of new economic capital and aids in the development of products, tools, and methods for addressing pressing global challenges through various solutions: Sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and accessible basic services at fair prices, including housing, healthcare, and education.
The path to building a sound and progressive society in Israel, which enables equal opportunity and fully expresses the diverse populations that comprise it, is to nurture and promote young leaders from the periphery. The leadership programs operated by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation through the Rothschild Partnerships organization, grant their participants an equal opportunity to make an impact – regardless of their ethnic, cultural, religious, or gender affiliation. With the tools provided to them, participants integrate into key positions in Israeli society and promote, each in his or her own field, values of equal opportunity, solidarity, and mutual respect.

The Ariane de Rothschild Women’s Doctoral Program grants scholarships to outstanding female PhD students from various...

The Benjamin de Rothschild (BR) Ambassadors Program was established as an Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (IL)...

The only ten-year leadership program in Israel, Kav Hazinuk, was founded in 2002 in order to...

The three cadet programs – Cadets for Local Government, Cadets for Informal Education, and Cadets for...

Masar, Arabic for “journey,” was developed by the Edmond de Rothschild Partnerships to drive social-community leadership...

Israeli Hope in the Academia was launched in 2016 by the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin,...

The program is a national initiative, co-founded by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (IL) and the...

Opened in partnership with Ben-Gurion University in 2015, the Rothschild Cube is an experiential training, guidance,...

The field of neuroscience is both, a growing field of research around the world, and one...

“The Next Step” was founded in 2012 as a collaboration between the Foundation and Aluma Association,...

Over the past 20 years, philanthropy as a field of activity has grown worldwide and professionalized....

The Rothschild-Weizmann Program for Excellence in Science Teaching was established with the goal of training leading-edge...

The program was founded with the goal of increasing accessibility to higher education in towns and...

The first social bond program in Israel, and the first in the world in the field...

The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (IL) initiated the Academy for Life program in 2012 in light...

The Feuerstein in Academia program is aimed at breaking through the psychometric exam barrier, which prevents...

Developed by the Kav Mashveh organization, the program is designed for Arab students in the fields...

The Art in the Community program at Shenkar College is a diploma program, offering comprehensive practical...

The Rothschild-Technion Program for Excellence is an academic study program for a bachelor’s degree, geared to...

The Maoz organization is involved in constructing a network of change agents from the social, governmental,...

The Tsofen Association works to increase the integration of students from Arab society into the high-tech...

The Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem has a social and employment orientation that attracts students from...

In keeping with its philosophy of active philanthropy, in 2011, the Foundation initiated a project of...

As part of its strategy, the Foundation invests in developing and expanding the arts, by promoting...

“Looking Forward to Academia” is a long-term program that trains outstanding youths aged 16-18 from Israel’s...

The Bezalel Residency program aims to make art accessible to elementary school children from diverse backgrounds....

The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (IL) and the Jewish Funders Network (JFN) have initiated a $1...

While Israel is known as “the Start-Up Nation,” only a fraction of the local population directly...

The program aims at integrating academics from Israel’s geographic and social periphery into employment that is...

The Academic Center for Impact Investment and Entrepreneurship is a joint venture of the School of...

The program aims to create a young leadership rank among members of the Israeli Ethiopian community,...

Founded in 2017, Collective Impact focuses on the effective access of Arab academic graduates to employers...

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Participants' testimonials

Kav Hazinuk helped me
understand that I am a person
of action that can’t just sit
by when I see problems
and always strive to
better the situation for
others around me
Hamed Suad / Kav Hazinuk
The program was demanding,
in a positive sense, which
prepared be for the profes-
sional world… I acquired
tools that I couldn’t have
received anywhere else
Yaara Cohen / BR ambassadors
The scholarship is very significant
to me, as it enables me to
realize my goal and pursue
excellence.
Ester Abato / PhD student
The program granted me with
the ability to jump in, with
courage and faith in my
abilities.
Enav Shomroni / BR ambassadors
Kav Hazinuk taught me how not to
take things for granted, doubt
and question. Seeking to
leave my comfort zone and
learn new things has
become a part of my
daily life.
Sarah Tarif / Kav Hazinuk
The degree in Government and
Society provides tools and
opens the mind, showing
how policy can be
changed sweepingly.
Ayelet Tibbi / BR ambassadors
Because higher education was
not an obvious choice for me
that took adjusting, the
support and encouragem-
ent which the program
provided was especially
meaningful.
Maayan Abergil / PhD student
In the face of consequential
choices and central paths
that accompany me to
this day, Kav Hazinuk
was there. Today,
Orly manages the
graduates’ network.
Orly Berwald Shaer