Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
New Israel Fund Australia

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Financial year ends
Charity size
Purposes of charity
Other: The New Israel Fund Australia Foundation (NIFAF) aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of civil and human rights, social and economic justice, democracy, diversity, reconciliation and peace - both in Australia and Israel. We do this by creating and funding programs that: (a)stimulate and foster desire by individuals and communities to do right in the world, to combat human rights abuses, racism and racial stereotyping, and to contribute to social inclusion, respect, and dignity of each other and of others less fortunate;(b)share learning (both domestic and international) on how to combat and reduce human rights abuses and the effects of such abuse; (c)advance education about the natural environment and cooperation to protect it; (d)foster cooperation with other organisations that share a common purpose with the company;(e)provide internships, seminars, study tours and exchange opportunities;
Basic Religious Charity
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Main activity
Civic and advocacy activities
General activities
  • Grant-making activities
  • International activities
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
The New Israel Fund Australia Foundation undertook initiatives to educate the local Australian Jewish community, as well as wider Australian society, to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of civil and human rights, social and economic justice, democracy, diversity, reconciliation and peace.We brought speakers to Australia to run community lectures, speak at conferences, run activities in high schools, meet with university students and young adults, and meet with likeminded organisations in Australia. Additionally, NIF Australia ran its own educational initiatives, through workshops and other activities, as well as providing a source of news for its supporters through our newsletter and social media channels.We also raised funds to support the activities of the New Israel Fund, which gives grants to support those areas of interest in Israel. In total, the New Israel Fund disburses more than $22 million each year to civil society in Israel in the areas of democracy and civil and human rights, religious pluralism and tolerance, social and economic justice and the environment. NIF also runs Shatil, the organisations action and empowerment arm, which provides services to hundreds of non-profits across the spectrum in Israel. You can read the Our Progress in 2013 report on NIF Australias activities at
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
  • Children
  • Elderly people
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • General community within Australia
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • People with disabilities
  • Unemployed persons
  • Women
  • Young people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 1
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 15
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Other Countries
    • ISR
    • PSE

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.