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About JNF

Over the past 113 years, JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader by planting more than 250 million trees, building over 240 reservoirs and dams, developing over 250,000 acres of land, creating more than 2,000 parks, providing the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities, and connecting thousands of children and young adults to Israel and their heritage.

Our History

Jewish National Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 1901. It all started with a dream. Theodor Herzl, a Viennese journalist, witnessed virulent anti-Semitism at the Dreyfus trial. He knew it was time to take action, and was determined that before the Fifth Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland came to an end, a national fund would be established to purchase land for a Jewish State in Ottoman-controlled Palestine. Read more


Learn about the dedicated people who energize and put in motion JNF’s projects and campaigns. Read more

News & Media

JNF is making headlines around the world. Read more about our work in Israel and at home.

JNF in Your Area

Our offices around the country can provide you with more information about our work. Also, contact the office closest to you if you’re interested in getting involved! Find the closest JNF office to you.

International Relations

Jewish National Fund is a United Nations NGO (non-governmental organization), and has worked to develop partnerships with a number of government and professional organizations to further cooperative relationships, conduct research, share technical expertise and obtain educational exchanges.


View the JNF calendar to see national events or activities in your region.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about Jewish National Fund, need to contact a specific person or are looking to make a donation, please use the contact information here.


If you are interested in a rewarding position where you can help contribute to JNF’s future and that of the people of Israel, click here and view our current opportunities.

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