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In a recent experts’ poll on social entrepreneurs by the Thompson Reuters Foundation, in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, UnLtd, and the Global Social Entrepreneurs Network, Israel was voted the 5th best country to be a social entrepreneur. According to the poll, social entrepreneurship is gaining momentum in Israel, and that there are favorable conditions for […]
The new branch is the fourth food co-operative overall and first in the Israeli Arab sector. A new social grocery store in Beit Jann opened its doors to the public on May 15th, as the result of a collaborative partnership between IVN, the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish Federations of New York and […]
On December 21st, 2015, IVN together with JAFI, launched its Social Groceries Project, to help battle Israel’s high cost of living. IVN is thrilled to announce the opening of the Social Groceries’ third store located in Yerucham. The project is a joint initiative of IVN and JAFI. The Sderot grocery, which opened in October 2015 and […]
We are thrilled to inform you that two of IVN’s 2008-2010 Social Entrepreneur Fellows were recently awarded the Knesset Speakers` Quality of Life Prize for 2015. At a ceremony held at the Knesset on February 9, 2016, they were recognized for their efforts to promote understanding and coexistence between Jews and Arabs, protect human rights […]
On Wednesday, January 27th, IVN celebrated the launch of its IVN-Yozma Fund at Colors Restaurant in New York City. The IVN-Yozma Fund is Israel’s first tri-sectorial social investment fund aimed at addressing the country’s widespread unemployment problem. More than 85 members, partners and those wanting to learn more about this ground-breaking effort attended the event. […]
On January 19th, dozens of IVN mentors, members and entrepreneurs filled the Na Laga’at Center (meaning: please touch), a meeting place for the deaf, the blind, the deaf-blind and the general public to engage in dialogue. The evening was a wonderful opportunity for IVN’s portfolio ventures and tens of dedicated, volunteer business mentors to meet […]