Koret Foundation
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Portland Trust
SF Jewish Community Federation
Andrea and Charles Bronfman Foundation Milken Foundation
Jewish Agency for Israel
Harvey and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
MEPI: Middle East Partnership Initiative
Whole Planet Foundation Olivestone Jewish Federations of North America
for the Encouragement of Private Initiatives
Keren Shemesh Tnuat Hamoshavim

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KIEDF Small and Medium Business Loan Funds

These funds facilitate access to credit for business owners unable to secure bank financing by deploying assets as loan guarantees.

"When I was stuck, Koret helped me get the financing that enabled me to get back on my feet." - Raviv Schiller, Schiller Ltd. [VIEW SUCCESSES]

KIEDF-Olivestone Israeli Arab Loan Fund

The fund provides guarantees to facilitate credit for Arab Israeli small businesses owners lacking sufficient securities.

"Three entrepreneurial brothers left their village to set up shop in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. KIEDF helped them get started." [VIEW SUCCESSES]

KIEDF "SAWA" Direct Non-Bank Loan Fund

This innovative fund combines loans with business training to help develop micro-businesses led by Bedouin, Arab and Jewish women having difficulties obtaining credit from banks.
"With a loan from SAWA, Asiyah started her own pita bakery."

KIEDF Micro Credit Loan Funds

This new fund, in partnership with Bank Hapoalim, provides guarantees for loans of up to 30,000 shekels for micro-enterprises, mainly for women facing barriers in raising credit.
This fund joins other KIEDF Micro Credit initiatives assisting entrepreneurs in disadvantaged communities. [VIEW SUCCESSES]

KIEDF Business Development Programs

Year-long training programs assist groups of mostly women from disadvantaged populations seeking to improve their situations by developing small businesses.
Through the KIEDF course, Mommo learned key business management skills that have improved his store's profitability. [VIEW SUCCESSES]

Cherie Blair supports Jerusalem microfinance services
Haaretz, May 10, 2013
Her foundation supports a KIEDF program which provides over 100 women from marginalized communities with access to finance and business development networks.

KIEDF continues to assist small and medium businesses in Israel's periphery
The Jerusalem Post, January 10, 2013
KIEDF has facilitated 11,500 loans, $300,00,000 in credit supporting 50,000 new and existing jobs.

Helping small businesses make it big, via the magic of microfinancing
The Times of Israel, April 4, 2012
The Koret fund is the fuel for the engine of thousands of small businesses in Israel, providing small but crucial amounts for businesses that can’t get the money they need from banks.

Boosting Israeli-Arab entrepreneurship through microloans
ISRAEL21c, Aug. 10, 2011
KIEDF has united with the San Francisco-based non-profit organization Kiva Microfunds in a groundbreaking venture aimed at helping Bedouin women of the Negev, Arab Israelis in northern Israel and other low-income sectors of Israeli society.

KIEDF, Bank Hapoalim open new microcredit loan fund
The new fund, the first of its kind in Israel, will provide loans of up to NIS 30,000 for microenterprise development. For more information, contact Iman at 04-6895287 or email

Kiva’s innovative microloans program expands to Israel
J Weekly, Dec.23, 2010

KEREN KORET and Bank Otsar Ha-Hayal offer special loans to businesses damaged by the Carmel fire and KIEDF Partner to bring Online Microfinance to Israel
Kiva’s first and only partnership in Israel allows individuals to help bring economic stability to the region (Acrobat format)
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