The Clore Israel Foundation is a grant-giving foundation established by the late Sir Charles Clore in 1965, under the name Keren Clore. Some years later, Sir Charles established another foundation, the Charles Clore 1979 Israel Foundation, as a vehicle for furthering his involvement with the State of Israel. Upon Sir Charles’ death in 1979, his daughter, Dame Vivien Duffield, assumed the Chairmanship of both foundations, which subsequently merged. This unified body was renamed the Clore Israel Foundation in the year 2000.
The Clore Foundation has been at the forefront of charitable endeavours in Israel since its establishment. Since that time, it has made donations totalling over $120,000,000 to a myriad of projects and causes, for all sectors of the population throughout the country. The Foundation’s support is extended to large and small organisations alike, for projects which range from major construction and renovation of buildings, to less high-profile projects which nonetheless make a significant difference to the lives of the recipients.
The Foundation is now endorsing a proactive policy, and is focusing grant giving in the area of educationenrichment. The Foundation, therefore, no longer considers unsolicited applications for funding.