Small Business Loan Funds

The Loan Funds Initiative is one of the Jewish Agency's most successful programs for creating employment opportunities, impacting Israeli society and stimulating the economy in Jerusalem, the Negev and the Galilee.

The Loan Funds assist entrepreneurs and business owners in Israel to open or expand their businesses, through loans with highly attractive conditions. The Jewish Agency acts as a partial guarantor for the loans, to support those businesses that otherwise would have a difficult time qualifying for loans or presenting the necessary collateral for them.

The loans are given both on a geographic basis covering Jerusalem, the Negev and the Galilee areas, and on a social basis with funds for new immigrants to Israel; members of the Ethiopian-Israeli community; the ultra-Orthodox population; and the Arab-Israeli population.