Jewish National Fund (JNF)
Over the past 113 years, JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader by planting more than 250 million trees, building over 240 reservoirs and dams, developing over 250,000 acres of land, creating more than 2,000 parks, providing the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities, and connecting thousands of children and young adults to Israel and their heritage.
Jewish National Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 1901. It all started with a dream. Theodor Herzl, a Viennese journalist, witnessed virulent anti-Semitism at the Dreyfus trial. He knew it was time to take action, and was determined that before the Fifth Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland came to an end, a national fund would be established to purchase land for a Jewish State in Ottoman-controlled Palestine.
Their work in Israel
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 enhances quality of life in Israel by building new communities and bolstering existing ones, especially in peripheral areas.
FORESTRY & GREEN INNOVATIONS
As an innovator in ecological development and a pioneer in forest creation, JNF has planted more than 240 million trees in Israel, providing luscious belts of green covering more than 250,000 acres.
JNF has been at the forefront of water management and conservation in Israel for two decades, increasing the country's total water supply by 12% and helping Israel become a world leader in water recycling.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
For over 100 years, JNF has sponsored research initiatives in Israel as part of its efforts to cultivate the land. JNF is a world leader in both technological and environmental innovation.
ZIONIST EDUCATION & ADVOCACY
JNF is the single largest provider of Zionist engagement programs in the U.S. and offers myriad ways to connect young American Jews to Israel, from trips to Israel to B'nai Mitzvah projects and advocacy programs on college campuses.
JNF is committed to the preservation of historical sites associated with Israel's rebirth and to ensuring that the stories behind them are properly documented and retold for generations to come.
DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS
JNF is dedicated to ensuring that no member of Israeli society is left behind. Through a variety of initiatives, JNF provides cutting-edge rehabilitative services, special education, and medical care for people with special needs.See more