JNF’s Mission and Charitable Purposes

JNF UK is a Jewish charity. It supports good causes within the State of Israel through the provision of grants to individuals, charities, groups and other organisations consistent with its purposes. Those good causes aim to relieve poverty; advance health; advance Jewish belief and faith; advance community development; relieve those in need, by reason of youth, age, ill‐health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage; advance education and training; provide youth projects; advance arts, culture, heritage; and advance environmental protection or improvement.

JNF UK’s current focus is on supporting charitable projects in the Negev. The Negev is an impoverished area, lacking infrastructure and community cohesion. While the central and northern areas of Israel are well supported by numerous charities and organisations, the Negev has received significantly less support: JNF UK sees an opportunity to make a real difference.