Our Impact on Israeli Culture


"I dare say that the world of Israeli culture and, as a result, Israeli society owes a debt of gratitude to the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.” – Yoram Morad, former New York Cultural Attaché in the USA, Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York


  • Over $145m has been disbursed by AICF to Israeli culture since 1939, helping to build nearly all of Israel’s major cultural institutions and providing crucial support to nearly all of Israel’s most renowned artists.
  • In the past five years alone, AICF has awarded over $5 million in scholarships to Israeli students of the arts, supporting the next generation of Israel’s cultural ambassadors, helping more than 6500 young artists.

Since 1939, AICF has played a leading role in the development of Israel’s arts and culture. From early support of nearly all of Israel’s largest institutions, to nourishing its finest artists, the name AICF has become synonymous with culture in Israel.  Please click to read about our Impact on Artists and our Impact on Institutions.