The Rashi Foundation
The Rashi Foundation was founded in 1984 as an independent private fund
dedicated to assisting the underprivileged in Israel, focusing on children, youth, young adults and special-needs populations. Over the past 25 years, Rashi has worked vigorously to realize the vision of a stable and prosperous Israel that draws its strength from a society in which each and every citizen can realize his or her innate potential.
The Rashi Foundation concentrates on Israel’s northern and southern regions and inner-city neighborhoods, investing in solutions that strengthen public education and social welfare systems so as to increase opportunities for self-fulfillment and social mobility. The Foundation initiates, develops, operates and funds programs that reach some 250,000 individuals in Israel every day. In the field of education, Rashi works to provide equal opportunity through programs that reduce learning gaps, promotes excellence and upgrades physical, pedagogic and organizational infrastructure.
Rashi builds partnerships with other private philanthropies, community federations, public organizations, government ministries and local authorities, leveraging each partner’s resources in order to achieve greater impact and sustainability.
In 2010 Rashi Foundation in partnership with AIU (Alliance Israelite Universelle) Kiah – Kol Israel Haverim founded the Darca schools network.Website
Youth Renewal Fund was founded to improve education for all Israeli children. For 25 years, YRF programs have helped disadvantaged Israeli children discover and harness the power of
education as a means to improve quality of life for themselves, their communities and their country. In 2014 Youth Renewal Fund (YRF) announced its new strategic alliance with program partner Darca.
AIU (Alliance Israelite Universelle)
AIU (Alliance Israelite Universelle) was founded in 1860 to safeguard the human rights of Jews around the world and offer assistance to those suffering from anti-Semitism.
The organization works to advance education among Jews, highlighting French culture and language. Based in Paris, the AIU is today one of the chief international organizations in the field of Jewish education and culture. Its main objective rests on the dissemination of a Judaism that is faithful to tradition, tolerant and open to the modern world. It functions as a major partner in defending human rights and in promoting dialogue between religions. The AIU fulfills its mission through its network of schools in France and abroad, its research and advanced degree programs, and its extensive international Jewish library and educational media resource center.
Kiah – Kol Israel Haverim, AIU’s representative in Israel, is dedicated to the advancement of equal opportunity in education and the reduction of learning gaps, and integrates Jewish values within school life to create an
educational leadership that strives for social change guided by values of social justice and mutual responsibility. KIAH operates a broad range of educational programs in the historical schools established by AIU in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa, and throughout numerous communities in Israel in more than 50 elementary schools and high schools, both in the religious and nonreligious state education systems.
In 2010 AIU (Alliance Israelite Universelle) Kiah – Kol Israel Haverim in partnership with Rashi Foundation founded the Darca schools network.Website