The IVN 2015-2016 Annual Report Is Now Online

The IVN 2015-2016 Annual Report Is Now Online

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 in News |  

We are glad to announce that the IVN 2015-2016 Annual Report is now available on our website. Featuring an all-new and colorful format, the report details the wide range of activities we have engaged in over the past year, all aimed at creating social change for Israel’s most vulnerable populations. We explain how IVN is building the […]

Israel Voted Great Country for Social Entrepreneurs

Israel Voted Great Country for Social Entrepreneurs

Posted on Oct 2, 2016 in News |  

In a recent experts’ poll on social entrepreneurs by the Thompson Reuters Foundation, in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, UnLtd, and the Global Social Entrepreneurs Network, Israel was voted the 5th best country to be a social entrepreneur. According to the poll, social entrepreneurship is gaining momentum in Israel, and that there are favorable conditions for […]

IVN-JAFI Social Groceries Project Expands to Druze Village

IVN-JAFI Social Groceries Project Expands to Druze Village

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 in News |  

The new branch is the fourth food co-operative overall and first in the Israeli Arab sector. A new social grocery store in Beit Jann opened its doors to the public on May 15th, as the result of a collaborative partnership between IVN, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish Federations of New York and […]

IVN-JAFI Social Groceries Project: Third Store Opens in Yerucham

IVN-JAFI Social Groceries Project: Third Store Opens in Yerucham

Posted on Mar 21, 2016 in News |  

On December 21st, 2015, IVN together with JAFI, launched its Social Groceries Project, to help battle Israel’s high cost of living. IVN is thrilled to announce the opening of the Social Groceries’ third store located in Yerucham. The project is a joint initiative of IVN and JAFI. The Sderot grocery, which opened in October 2015 and […]

Two IVN Fellows Awarded the 2015 Knesset Speakers` Quality of Life Prize

Two IVN Fellows Awarded the 2015 Knesset Speakers` Quality of Life Prize

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 in News |  

We are thrilled to inform you that two of IVN’s 2008-2010 Social Entrepreneur Fellows were recently awarded the Knesset Speakers` Quality of Life Prize for 2015. At a ceremony held at the Knesset on February 9, 2016, they were recognized for their efforts to promote understanding and coexistence between Jews and Arabs, protect human rights […]

The IVN-Yozma Fund Launch Event in NYC

The IVN-Yozma Fund Launch Event in NYC

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 in Events |  

On Wednesday, January 27th, IVN celebrated the launch of its IVN-Yozma Fund at Colors Restaurant in New York City. The IVN-Yozma Fund is Israel’s first tri-sectorial social investment fund aimed at addressing the country’s widespread unemployment problem. More than 85 members, partners and those wanting to learn more about this ground-breaking effort attended the event. […]

IVN’s End-of Year Event

IVN’s End-of Year Event

Posted on Jan 28, 2016 in Events |  

On January 19th, dozens of IVN mentors, members and entrepreneurs filled the Na Laga’at Center (meaning: please touch), a meeting place for the deaf, the blind, the deaf-blind and the general public to engage in dialogue. The evening was a wonderful opportunity for IVN’s portfolio ventures and tens of dedicated, volunteer business mentors to meet […]

IVN in the Top 10: Ways to Invest in Israel

IVN in the Top 10: Ways to Invest in Israel

Posted on Jan 4, 2016 in News |  

Today there are myriad ways to support Israel. Yaacov Benmeleh, of the online publication Moment, lists his top 10 ways to invest in Israel, and IVN is on that list! To read the full article, click here.

IVN-JAFI Social Groceries Project Launched

IVN-JAFI Social Groceries Project Launched

Posted on Dec 27, 2015 in News |  

On December 21st, 2015, IVN together with JAFI, launched its Social Groceries Project, to help battle Israel’s high cost of living. The event, held in Sderot, featured addresses by JAFI chairman Natan Sharansky, IVN vice chairman and co-founder of NICE systems Benny Levin and Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi. Click here to read the article from the […]

IVN’s Michal Simler at the 2015 EU-Israel Social Innovation Seminar

IVN’s Michal Simler at the 2015 EU-Israel Social Innovation Seminar

Posted on Oct 6, 2015 in Events, News |  

The EU Delegation to the State of Israel held its fifth annual EU-Israel Social Innovation Seminar on 10th September 2015 as part of the annual the DLD Innovation Festival (Israel’s largest international Hi-tech gathering), at which IVN’s Michal Simler was invited to moderate. The seminar took place at the “Tahana” (new station compound) in Tel Aviv. […]