Gandyr Foundation was founded as a family foundation by Yehudit Yovel Recanati in 2004. Gandyr Foundation's purpose is to strengthen Israeli society, with special emphasis on support of civil society organizations that champion social causes and national values of the State of Israel.
Non-profit organizations and "companies for the benefit of society" that work in the Foundation's fields of interest, are lawfully registered, and have been in operation for at least one year.
The Foundation publishes a call for new applications every few months.
Every organization that complies with the Foundation's basic requirements may send a preliminary proposal. This proposal is to be submitted on the Foundation's application form, supplied by the Foundation's offices.
Projects that meet Step One requirements will be further evaluated according to the following criteria:
Support is provided for one to three years, based on professional considerations.
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Herzelia 46140, Israel
The Gandyr Foundation believes that Israel’s young adults, who constitute some 30% of the overall population, are an important pivotal resource for the State, which is why we seek ways of encouraging them to choose to live in Israel, achieving optimal realization of their inherent potential both as individuals and as part of society. These young adults will be the country’s future leaders, with the power to direct economic, environmental and social prosperity.
Gandyr Foundation is involved in a variety of spheres and ventures in the areas of young adults.
The Gandyr Foundation believes that youth groups can contribute significantly to developing young leadership in Israel, and coping with the social and national challenges facing us. We feel it important that a range of youth groups are active, gathering children and teens into their ranks and leading worthwhile, expansive activities.
In seeking to support both civilian Israeli society and the third sector, in 2006 the Gandyr Foundation joined forces Zionism-2000, the Rashi Foundation, and UJC to establish The Sheatufim Center. Its mission is to promote civilian society in Israel, and create a culture that supports social organizations and reciprocity with the private sector and the government.