Topaz – Leading Social Innovations was founded in 2000 by a team of Israeli social entrepreneurs as a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, voluntary association. With the aim of contributing to the growth and sustainability of Israeli society, Topaz formulates and nurtures innovative and creative social ventures in a supportive environment.
Topaz's mission is to drive large-scale change by identifying, investing in, connecting and supporting social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving some of Israel's most pressing problems.
Matan – Investing in the Community (United Way Israel) is leading a social and cultural change in Israeli society, involving thousands of Israelis in active philanthropy. By initiating and developing partnerships, which bring together the business sector (local and international companies), the social sector (community organizations), the public sector (national and local offices) and thousands of donors and volunteers, Matan creates new resources for diverse social needs throughout Israel and a society in which philanthropic collaboration, involvement and responsibility is a way of life.
The Fund for Encouraging Small Businesses, a government agency, provides loans of up to NIS 100,000 for small businesses.