About Us

Jewish National Fund (JNF) began in 1901 collecting coins in blue boxes to purchase land and return the Jewish people to their homeland. In over 106 years, JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader and become the central address for the land and people of Israel. JNF has:

  • Planted 240 million trees
  • Built over 1,000 parks and recreational areas
  • Constructed security roads
  • Educated students around the world about Israel
  • Created new communities so that Jews from around the world
    would have a place to call home
  • Discovered drip irrigation and new means of growing plants under arid
    conditions, bringing green to the desert
  • Built over 190 reservoirs and water recycling centers, increasing Israel’s
    water supply by 10%

As a United Nations NGO, JNF is:

  • Sponsoring international conferences on desertification
  • Implementing afforestation techniques and funding research on arid land management
  • Restoring northern Israel, making it home again to its residents, Israel’s newest generation of pioneers by developing the Negev Desert, Israel’s last frontier

For more information on JNF, call 888-JNF-0099 or visit www.jnf.org. JNF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.