Shatil was founded by the New Israel Fund to help build and strengthen civil society in Israel. We work for social change together with activists, organizations, networks, grass-roots groups and social movements in Israel and worldwide. We aspire toward a society based on equality of all citizens and residents of Israel – a society that believes in the principles of social, economic and environmental justice and works to achieve them; a society that promotes human and civil rights, respects religious and cultural differences, and recognizes the importance of shared society.
Shatil’s Social and Economic Justice Program aims to reduce poverty in Israel by cultivating grassroots leadership and promoting policies that enable all sectors of the population to live in dignity and obtain equal access to social, educational and economic opportunities. Shatil coordinates proactive projects and alternative solutions for meeting the economic needs of citizens. Concomitantly, Shatil works to promote a Shared Society where every citizen and resident feels that s/he is a full partner with equal rights in the State of Israel.
Shatil’s role: to convene, support, and strengthen all who share the vision of social change.
Our goal: to build the capacity of organizations and entities working for social change, by integrating thought and action and expanding practical, multi-disciplinary knowledge; to create networks for different target populations, enabling them to meet, coordinate, collaborate, and learn from one another; to form strategic coalitions and partnerships; to recruit new partners for the effort to bring about social change.