Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is fundamental to Meitav's overall strategy. Since our inception, Meitav has been at the forefront of investing in social, educational, cultural and health initiatives that benefit and strengthen diverse communities across the country.
We contribute our leadership guidance, expertise and financial resources to help improve the impact of grassroots and non-profit organizations we partner with. Meitav employees are actively engaged in the community through corporate volunteer opportunities and mentorship programs that foster long-term relationships with our partner organizations, ensuring even greater effectiveness.
Meitav's is a leader in investing in socially conscious programs, more than all other investment houses in Israel combined (based on Annual Financial Reports). Our goal is to build a strong base of socially conscious investors among corporations and the public.
We are proud of our investment in developing and launching The Midot Corporation, Israel's first professional rating agency of non-profit organizations, together with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Midot offers donors valuable, transparent information about a wide range of organizations and associations enabling them to make informed decisions and exposes volunteers and the general public to the valuable efforts of non-profit organizations.
Meitav is dedicated to creating long-lasting change and improvements in the following key areas:
Addressing Social Issues:
Meitav believes in sharing the responsibility for creating stronger communities across Israel and addressing the widening social and economic gaps.
Meitav supports several organizations which provide both immediate humanitarian relief and long term sustainable development.
Latet was established in 1996 to assist at-risk populations in Israel and abroad by providing non-sectarian humanitarian relief assistance through the mobilization of regular Israeli citizens. Through its growing network of partner organizations, Latet has become one of the leading advocates for poverty and hunger relief in Israel.
Investing in Education:
Meitav strongly believes that our future is inextricably linked to our investment in quality education. Meitav has created a number of strategic partnerships with creative organizations that promote enriching educational opportunities for children and youth.
Among the organizations Meitav supports:
Alon: Social Involvement Organization (www.amutat-alon.org.il)
Established in 1998, Alon works towards social justice in Israel. Alon engages and empowers core groups of volunteers and community members across the country to help minimize social and economic gaps through educational programs for children and at-risk youth who come from all faiths and ethnicities.
Eliya: The Israel Association for the Advancement of the Blind and Visually Impaired (www.eliya.org.il)
Eliya is the principle organization in Israel providing specialist programs to meet the needs of preschool blind and visually impaired children. The organization provides the critical training and support for children to successfully integrate into mainstream educational programs.
Meitav has established a Scholarship Fund to assist talented individuals in reaching their full potential.
Academic scholarships are available to students with limited financial resources who enroll at Tel Aviv University, Beit Berl Academic College and Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Scholarship recipients give back through their community involvement and social action volunteer initiatives.
Meitav also provides a number of special scholarships to outstanding and talented individuals. Meitav is a proud sponsor of Ms. Tamar Katz, Israel's National Champion in Figure Skating and Olympic Bronze Medalist. Tamar has earned worldwide recognition for her talent, and is considered one of the best figure skaters today.
Assisting Special Needs Children, Youth and Adults:
ALUT: The Israeli Society for Autistic Children .(www.alut.org.il )
ALUT was established in 1974 to help address the needs of autistic children and their families as well as to advance their rights and improve the services available to them. ALUT's mission is to ensure the well-being, rehabilitation, future and economic status of persons with autism in Israel by providing educational, residential, vocational and leisure-time services.
Beit Issie Shapiro (www.beitissie.org.il)
Beit Issie Shapiro is Israel's leading organization in disability case. The organization operates to improve the civic rights of people with special needs and ensures their access to quality services and programs. The organization undertakes important research and program evaluation contributing to the development of knowledge in the field.
Etgarim – Challenge (www.etgarim.org)
Etgarim was founded in 1995 to facilitate the physical, emotional and social rehabilitation of the disabled through the provision of outdoor recreational and sports activities and programs.
Improving Health and Wellbeing:
Meitav supports a number of health initiatives which affect the lives of thousands of peoples who seldom receive the attention they deserve.
Among the organizations Meitav supports:
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Israel (www.cff.org.il)
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Israel was originally established in 1967 by parents of children who suffered from the disease. The foundation has since grown and provides a number of critical services and support to both patients and families affected by CF.
Founded in 2004, the mission of IsrALS is to advance research in the field of ALS in Israel. The search for the cure of the progressive neurodegenerative, also known as Lou Gherigs disease, is still underway. The organization strives to educate and raise awareness among the public about the disease and raise funds to support cutting edge research and treatment in Israel.
The Israeli Association for Gaucher (www.gaucher.org.il)
The Israeli Association for Gaucher was founded in 1991 by patients and their families. The organization assists patients in accessing treatment and support as well as advocates for improved national health coverage of enzyme treatment options in Israel. Gaucher Disease results from a specific enzyme deficiency in the body, caused by a genetic mutation and is among the most common Lysosomal Storage Diseases