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: Roi Maor, Noa Yachot, Michal Rotem, Yasser Abu-Areesha and Noam Sheizaf

Executive Director: Haggai Matar

Site editors: Edo Konrad (+972 Magazine), Henriette Chacar (+972 Magazine), Orly Noy (Local Call),
Meron Rapoport (Local Call), Yonit Mozes (Local Call)

Staff writer: Oren Ziv (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), a certificate of proper management for 2019 – here and one for 2020 – here (Hebrew).

Some reader donations were made directly to us, while others we made through the New Israel Fund (DA). At the bottom of the list you can find more details about donations from foreign entities.

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)
$15,600 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel

[More details on 2015 will be uploaded soon]

2016

$75,000 – Readers’ support
$75,000 – from Just Vision toward supporting staffing and operations of Local Call
$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

$184,000 – Readers’ support
$94,000 – from Just Vision toward supporting staffing and operations of Local Call
$60,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (USA)
$27,000 – A grant from the Foundation for Middle East Peace (USA)
$11,000 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel.
$7,000 – Dror Award for social change
$2,900 – A grant from Two Flags One Future (Israel)
$2,300 – A grant from SIVMO
$2,500 – Advertising
$1,700 – A grant from Dorot

2018

$201,400 – Reader support
$135,600 – from Just Vision toward supporting staffing and operations of Local Call
$83,300 – A grant from Open Society Foundation to Local Call*
$70,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (USA) to +972 Magazine
$20,000 – A grant from the Foundation for Middle East Peace (USA)
$11,500 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel for Local Call.
$11,500 – A grant from Rosa Luxemburg Foundation for +972 Magazine
$2,800 – A grant from the Palestine Solidarity groups (Sweden)
$1,900 – A grant from Two Flags One Future (Israel)
$930 – Advertising

* Local Call is supported in part by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the Program on Independent Journalism of the Open Society Foundations. 972-ACJ and Just Vision are co-grantees for the project.

2019

$ 8,800 – Reader support (as of January)
$127,000 – from Just Vision toward supporting staffing and operations of Local Call
$16,600 – A grant from Open Society Foundations to Local Call*
$70,000 – A grant from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund to +972 Magazine (USA)
$28,500 – A grant from Rosa Luxemburg Foundation for +972 Magazine
$20,000 – A grant from the Foundation for Middle East Peace (USA)
$11,700 – A grant from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Israel for Local Call.

* Local Call is supported in part by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the Program on Independent Journalism of the Open Society Foundations. 972-ACJ and Just Vision are co-grantees for the project.

[Figures will be updated throughout the year]

 

Over the years, our organization has received grants from the Heinrich Böll Stiftung and the Rosa Luxamburg Foundation – both considered “foreign state entities” according to Israeli law.

Grants from Heinrich Böll Stiftung in 2012 went toward accounting and editorial costs for +972 Magazine. In 2013-2014 the grants went only to editorial salaries for +972 Magazine, and in 2015 also went toward our election coverage. In 2016-2018 these grants went toward editorial salaries for Local Call, while in 2019 they also supported a special public opinion poll. The Rosa Luxamburg Foundation grants in 2018-2019 went toward the salary of one of +972 Magazine’s editors.

The following is a detailed account of donations made by the two foundations in New Israeli Shekels.

Heinrich Böll Stiftung Rosa Luxamburg Foundation
2012
First Quarter 30,000
Fourth Quarter 30,000
2013
First Quarter 28,800
Fourth Quarter 19,200
2014
First Quarter 24,000
Fourth Quarter 33,400
2015
Third Quarter 30,100
Fourth Quarter 24,080
2016
Second Quarter 6,020
Third Quarter 37,800
Fourth Quarter 4,200
2017
First Quarter 18,900
Second Quarter 15,120
Fourth Quarter 3,780
2018
First Quarter 15,000
Third Quarter 22,800 25,441
Fourth Quarter 4,200 16,632
2019
First Quarter 42,509
Second Quarter 24,200
Third Quarter 12,800 30,382