שיחה מקומית מגזין 972

About Us

“972 – Advancement of Citizen Journalism” was established in 2011 by Israeli and Palestinian journalists and bloggers. The organization’s mission is to expose the public to political, cultural and social changes in Israel and Palestine, to advance independent digital journalism, and to publish reportage, opinion, and analysis in Hebrew, English, and Arabic.

Since 2011, the organization has operated the English-language news and analysis site +972 Magazine, and since 2014, it has operated the Hebrew-language site Local Call (“Sikha Mekomit”), in cooperation with Just Vision.

Please contact us with any questions at: info@972mag.com


Our Team

Board of Directors: Dahlia Scheindlin (chairperson), Roi Maor, Amjad Iraqi, Noa Yachot, Inna Michaeli, Michal Rotem, Mairav Zonszein

Executive Director: Haggai Matar

Site editors: Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man (+972 Magazine), Edo Konrad (+972 Magazine), Yael Marom (Local Call), Orly Noy (Local Call),
Eli Bitan (Local Call)

Site design and development: RSVP

Legal advisor: Atty. Jonathan Klinger

Accountant: Ya’acov Livai

Founding editor: Noam Sheizaf


The organization is primarily funded by grants from several charitable funds, and the majority of the writing on the two sites is done on a voluntary basis. Yet operating and editing the sites, as well as managing the organization requires significant resources. Donations from readers of both sites comprise a crucial part of the organization’s budget. The best way to support the project is via one-time or monthly donations.

You can donate here.


Transparency

Yearly audit and financial reports for “972 – Advancement of Citizen Journalism,” as submitted to the Israeli Registrar of Non-Profits, can be found on the Guidestar Israel website (Hebrew). Our NGO registration papers can be found here (Hebrew), and a certificate of proper management for 2017 – here (Hebrew).

Quarterly reports on donations from foreign entities from 2012-2015 can be found here. Reports for 2016 can be found here, here, and here (Hebrew). Some reader donations were made directly to us, while others we made through the New Israel Fund (DA).

The following are the main financial sources for “972 – Advancement of Citizen Journalism” and the two projects it operates (rounded):

2011

$10,000 – A travel grant from Social Justice Fund (Institute of International Education, USA).
€6,000 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel.

2012

$60,000 – A grant from the Social Justice Fund (USA)
€12,000 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel.
$10,000 – A grant from the Moriah Fund (USA-Israel).
$3,120 – A grant from the Hekdesh philanthropy collective (USA)
$4,000 – A travel grant from Social Justice Fund (Institute of International Education, USA).

2013

$25,000 – Readers’ support
€10,000 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel.
$20,000 – A grant from the Moriah Fund (USA-Israel).
$30,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (USA)
$2,500 – Advertising
$2,000 – A travel grant from Social Justice Fund (Institute of International Education, USA).

2014

$74,000 – Readers’ support
$66,000 – Support for “Local Call” project from Just Vision (USA)
€10,000 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel.
$20,000 – A grant from the Moriah Fund (USA-Israel).
$50,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (USA)
$3,500 – Advertising
€2,500 – A grant from SIVMO (NL)

2015

$73,000 – Support for “Local Call” project from Just Vision (USA)
$50,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (USA)
$25,000 – A grant from the Moriah Fund (USA-Israel).
$25,000 – A grant from the Foundation for Middle East Peace (USA)

[More details on 2015 will be uploaded soon]

2016

$75,000 – Readers’ support
$75,000 – Support for “Local Call” project from Just Vision (USA)
$60,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (USA)
$25,000 – A grant from the Foundation for Middle East Peace (USA)
$12,600 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel.
$10,000 – A grant from the Sparkplug Foundation (USA)
$1,800 – Advertising
$800 – A grant from Two Flags One Future (Israel)

2017

$48,000 – Readers’ support (First five months)
$95,000 – Support for “Local Call” project from Just Vision (USA)
$60,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (USA)
$20,000 – A grant from the Foundation for Middle East Peace (USA)
$11,500 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel.
$1,000 – Advertising (First five months)
$800 – A grant from Two Flags One Future (Israel)

[The final budget for 2017 will be updated after year’s end]