Who we are

The Tel Aviv Foundation’s four principal goals:

Providing precise and time-specific solutions to communities in need and the city at large.

Fulfilling ‘The Lighthouse City’ vision, strengthening the city’s core values ​​and the Tel Avivan DNA.

Advocating and strengthening a culture of giving, generosity, social responsibility, and local philanthropy.

Preserving the foundation’s stability while promoting equality and professionalism.


Established in 1977 and since then chaired by the sitting Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo, the Tel Aviv Foundation focuses on raising the quality of life of each Tel Avivian through partnerships that enhance our city’s values of openness, innovation, inclusion, and opportunity. Through the Foundation, the promise of Tel Aviv is brought to life. We deliver projects that inspire hope, embolden people, nurture ideas and create opportunities for inclusive growth in the city. We do this with our civic leadership, commitment to the community, and its values, passion, pride, and nonstop focus on the future. We’re building a city to light up the future of Israel.



For over four decades the Tel Aviv Foundation has been the City of Tel Aviv’s main philanthropic agent, creating long-term global partnerships that have delivered over 800 projects throughout the city, including some of Tel Aviv’s most important cultural, educational and social initiatives and icons – reshaping the physical and human landscape of the “Nonstop City”. All projects and programs are developed and executed in full partnership with the Municipality, thus offering a unique “city matching program” – with the Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo matching each contribution dollar-for-dollar.



Tel Aviv is for everyone. The foundation is committed to securing a modern city of vibrancy and inclusion, enhancing the pluralistic and tolerant values of Tel Aviv. A city that embraces, welcomes and empowers all, no matter who they are or where they’re from

Building a model city that’s a lighthouse of diversity, we are creating a future of opportunity & promise for Tel Aviv, celebrating inclusiveness and boundless opportunity. Focusing on innovation and positive change, together with our partners we strive to create a future of cutting-edge infrastructures and a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Ensuring that our partners’ resources are utilized as effectively as possible and have a profound and long-lasting impact on the city and its people, we create committed, long-lasting partnerships, transparency, and openness guiding our way.

Improving the lives of millions of people throughout Tel Aviv and beyond, together with our partners, we are delivering results with real human impact and remain focused on creating a city of positivity, inclusiveness, and a hopeful future for all.



From day one, the Foundation has been integral to the transformation of the city’s infrastructure, its institutions, and to the funding of programs that make our vibrant city welcoming and nurturing to all.

Fully integrated with the administration of the City of Tel Aviv-Yafo, we have a unique access point that ensures our partnerships make a real and tangible difference.

Tel Aviv being the economic engine and gateway to the “Startup Nation”, we raise equal resources from Israeli partners and partners abroad, creating a true partnership between Israel and the world. Through purposeful partnerships, with both our donors and the city, we execute projects in a timely and efficient manner with transparency and openness. We get things done!