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The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute was established thanks to the vision and generosity of the Van Leer family of the Netherlands. The Institute is grateful to the Van Leer Group Foundation for its ongoing support and commitment to the legacy of the Van Leer family.

The Institute gratefully acknowledges the Polonsky Foundation and our other philanthropic partners without whom our wide range of projects and activities would not be possible. These partners and Friends of the Van Leer Institute, who support our work through annual donations and other giving opportunities, participate in an exchange of immense value, providing the Institute with significant project-based and unrestricted operating support each year. Such support is vital to the Institute’s ability to remain independent and to retain its ethics of inclusion and free and open discourse, while developing and disseminating cutting-edge research and drawing the best young talent to its programs each year.

The Van Leer Group Foundation
The Polonsky Foundation
Georgette Bennett
Bernard Van Leer Foundation
Israel Ministry of Science and Technology
Mifal Hapais
Yad Hanadiv

Bader Philanthropies
Da’at HaMakom
Daniel Barenboim Stiftung
Economic Empowerment for WomenEEW)
Euro-Mediterranean Institute for Inter-Civilization Dialogue
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Havatzelet Fund
Israel Science Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix
Jewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
Jewish Women's Fund of Atlanta
Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches
Keshet Non-Profit Organization
MATAN – Investing In The Community
Minerva Foundation
Ministry of Aliyah and Integration
National Insurance Institute of Israel
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Signing Anew
The Abraham Fund Initiatives
The Kibbutz Movement
The New Israel Fund (NIF)
The Ramla Foundation for Education, Culture and Development
The Rothschild Caesarea Foundation
The Samuel Sebba Charitable Trust
Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington

Academic and Cultural Collaborations
Bar Ilan University
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Cambridge University
French Embassy
Institut Francais Israël
Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum
Jerusalem Cinematheque
Mandel Leadership Institute
Max Planck Institute
Ministry of Education
Tel Aviv University
Olam Hadash
Oxford Research Group
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
The College of Management Academic Studies
The Council for Higher Education
The Forum for Regional Thinking
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Public Knowledge Workshop (“Hasadna”)
The Jerusalem Biennale


The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (VLJI) is a legally registered nonprofit organization 501c(3). U.S. tax-deductible gifts may be made to the VLJI through US Friends of VLJI c//o Karen Menichelli, 6324 North 24th Street, Arlington, VA 22207, tel: +1-703-532-2516, To learn about opportunities to support the work of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, please contact: Dr. Aviva Goller at, tel: +972-2-560-5222, fax: +972-2-561-9293.

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