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Israel

Supporting the People of Israel

About

Helmsley works to strengthen the health, safety, and security of the people of Israel, for the benefit of the country, region, and world.

We aim to expand Israel’s world-class healthcare services so that everyone in Israel has access to quality healthcare no matter where they live, strengthen Israel’s contributions to basic scientific, technological, and medical research, and promote global understanding and appreciation of Israel and its people.

We work closely with partners on the ground in Israel – government leaders, universities, health systems and nonprofits – to advance technologies, programs, and innovations that will improve the well-being of communities in Israel and around the world.

Pillars

Improving Healthcare Services and Preparedness

Improving Healthcare Services and Preparedness

We support the development of healthcare facilities in major cities and underserved areas of Israel.

We work with organizations to enhance medical trauma and disaster relief services.

We invest in innovative strategies to bring advanced services to periphery communities.

Advancing Basic Scientific Research

Advancing Basic Scientific Research

We support university programs that help Israeli scientists make significant gains in medicine, biology, energy, technology, and agriculture.

We support education programs in healthcare and STEM to nurture and support the next generation of scientific research.

Strengthening the Global Understanding of Israel

Strengthening the Global Understanding of Israel

We work to increase Israel’s ability to communicate its challenges and the realities of its position in the Middle East region.

We support facilitating firsthand experiences of Israeli life and culture for key audiences.

Israel by the Numbers

$603

Million

in grants committed to Israel

258

Grants

made to Israeli institutions

26

Hospitals

supported across Israel

100%

of Israeli Universities

have received Helmsley support

Recent Grants

Bnai Zion Medical Center

Amount: $ 1,300,000.00
Term of Grant: 6 Months
Date of Award: 01.30.2024

Israel Emergency Alliance

Amount: $ 250,000.00
Term of Grant: 12 Months
Date of Award: 01.30.2024

The Laniado Kiriat Sanz Hospital

Amount: $ 3,500,000.00
Term of Grant: 24 Months
Date of Award: 01.30.2024

Aleh - Help for the Special Child

Amount: $ 50,000.00
Term of Grant: 4 Months
Date of Award: 01.24.2024

Yad Sarah

Amount: $ 300,000.00
Term of Grant: 3 Months
Date of Award: 01.08.2024

Our Team

Breeze McMennamin

Breeze McMennamin is the Program Director of the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Israel Program. She joined Helmsley after practicing law as a commercial litigator for many years with Helmsley ...


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Breeze McMennamin

Program Director

Matt Marlott

Matt Marlott is a Program Officer with the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Israel Program. Matt is a member of a small team, in which he facilitates grants aimed at strengthening Israel’s lea ...


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Matt Marlott

Program Officer

Louisa Valitsky

Louisa is a Program Officer for the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Israel Program.

Prior to joining Helmsley, Louisa worked with the Jewish Agency for Israel, as its central emissary f ...


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Louisa Valitsky

Program Officer

Auria Rivera

Auria is the Executive Assistant for the Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Israel Program. Prior to joining Helmsley, Auria worked for several Helmsley properties, serving in various capacities a ...


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Auria Rivera

Executive Assistant