MAOZ is building a network of leaders from all groups and sectors of Israeli society. This network builds and promotes trust and drives innovative cross-sector actions strengthening Israel’s socio-economic resilience.


Between 2010-2018, MAOZ’s theory of change has undergone many transformations until it evolved to its current form of the following outcomes for 2020 and impact goals for 2023. 

By 2020, we aim to achieve:


Mamlachti (common good) actions led and developed through MAOZ’s two-stage accelerator program. 

During 2018, 40 social change processes were supported through the first stage of MAOZ’s accelerator (100YOM), and 17 additional projects were provided with additional leverage  (Second Round Investments). 


Influential, mamlachti (common good) leaders who are highly engaged in the network, leading change and strengthening Israel’s socio-economic resilience. 

During 2018, MAOZ grew its Network to 323 members, and we expect it to include 474 by the end of 2019. Of the 323 Network members, 247 meet MAOZ’s strict criteria for relevance, engagement and impact.  

impact goals for 2023


Innovations towards socio-economic resilience


Mamlachti (common good) stories demonstrating increased trust between leaders



Training and Development

MAOZ trains groups of leaders and builds trust among them through leadership programs where they learn about the different stories of Israel's diverse communities, how to lead change-processes, how to network, and more. During the year-long leadership programs, the participants build trust, learn best practices in change management, and acquire skills to operate within ecosystems to best affect change. Post-graduation, MAOZ fellows join the MAOZ Network, and become official members. In 2018, the four programs within the Government Joint Ventures (MAOZ Fellows, ADVOT Executives in Education, INBAR Healthcare Management Program, and MAKOM Executives in Municipal Government) operated at full capacity with 167 fellows.


MAOZ’s accelerators offer targeted support through consultation, mentoring, and capacity building to Network members to advance widespread and large-scale social change initiatives. MAOZ's Social Change Accelerator grew by over 100%, from working on 16 change processes in 2017 to 86 to date in 2018 (including new portfolios recently accepted to the Accelerator).

Admissions and Recruitment

A robust process that seeks out diverse and quality candidates across population groups, geography, gender, and employment sectors who have the potential to impact socio-economic change in Israel. In 2018, a total of 1,550 people applied to join MAOZ's Joint Venture initiatives with a total of 158 being accepted, 70% measured at having an especially high degree of influence.

The Network

The heart of the model, the Network, where all members receive skill-building workshops and continue to network and support change. The network is diverse and drives multi-sectorial endeavors to strengthen trust between its members and foster interaction and cooperation. In 2018, MAOZ attained its goal of growing its network to include 322 members (surpassing its set goal of 312) whose members spent 4,030 hours promoting social change. 86% of the Network Members are employed in MAOZ's four focus areas; 41% reported on a professional promotion since joining the Network, and 76% reported on at least one collaboration with another Network member.

a look back at recent developments- 2017-18

Atudot Fellowship Joint Venture Initiatives

With the aim to create widespread impact, MAOZ, in partnership with the Israeli government, is scaling its model to benefit strategic areas within the public sphere (i.e. education, health, municipal government, and employment). In 2018, MAOZ Fellows - a program for tri-sector leaders had 42 fellows in its 8th cohort // Makom - a joint venture with Israel's Ministry of the Interior for middle and senior officials in local government had 62 fellows in its 2nd Cohort // Advot - a joint venture with Israel's Ministry of Education for executives across Israel’s education system had 32 fellows in its 2nd Cohort // Inbar - a joint venture with Israel's Ministry of Health to develop the next leaders of the healthcare industry had 31 fellows in its 3rd & 4thCohorts

Knowledge Center

Drives leading research to guide strategic growth and help our Network Members and organization integrate data-based decision making. The Center also creates case studies and research for Network Members and Accelerator fellows on different issues in MAOZ's four core activity areas. In 2018, MAOZ's Knowledge Center carried out research and produced a total of 43 papers on a range of subjects from advancing Arab employees to managerial positions in the private sector to best practices for digital literacy interventions for young Arab and ultra-Orthodox populations


MAOZ Echo aims to spread mamlachtiut and maximize the social impact of MAOZ's Network members by creating an environment conducive to implementing their programs. Four intensive, short-term trainings (two days each) target network member's colleagues with a condensed MAOZ curriculum discussing issues in Israeli society while providing them with tools for promoting social change. By speaking the "same language," MAOZ Echo participants can communicate with MAOZ Network members and take a more active role in working with them to achieve their social initiatives. In 2018, a total of 191 new participants participated in the MAOZ Echo program, this included: a total of 114 participants from MAOZ-Echo cohorts 1-7, 52 participants from Makom Echo cohorts 1 – 3 and 25 participants from the Ashmoret cohort

Future Directions -2019


MAOZ has established a new division focusing on story telling as a part of its efforts to collect a critical mass of anecdotal evidence (1,000 stories) demonstrating increased trust in MAOZ Network leaders’ systems. The new unit will produce and share MAOZ Network's mamlachti (common good) stories that exemplify trust building and establish methods to build trust in the social and professional spheres. Stories will be distributed among Network Members frequently, as a means of galvanizing motivation, encouraging cooperation, and inspiring collaboration.

Atudot North

Atudot North is a partnership that has crystallized between philanthropic investors, Atudot for Israel and MAOZ. The aim is to work with human capital in the North to address the greatest challenges facing the area, in the fields of health, employment, economic development, and local government.






MAOZ Network in numbers

ZOOM IN: influence and mamlachti network


To learn more about Avi’s story, recent activities to encourage cultural discovery, and Avi’s collaboration with MAOZ, watch this video.

Avi Cohen Scali // Director General of the Ministry of Social Equality

More than 8,000 participants from around the country participated in an event marking Israel’s National Day Remembering Jewish Exodus from Muslim Lands – an evening of tradition, culture, and personal stories. This event is one among a series of actions which are being lead by Avi, a MAOZ Network member, as part of his role as Director General of Israel’s Ministry for Social Equality in making the story of the Jewish exodus from Arab countries known and recognized in the ‘Israeli mosaic.’ His endeavors include a testimonial project, a presidential award for research and additional projects.

In a MAOZ journey to Morocco, Avi’s own personal story became strengthened against the greater backdrop of the developing narrative of Israeli society. “I understood that we have the power to DO in the Ministry for Social Equality,” remarks Avi. “Without a doubt these actions increase trust – that you enable people to bring their past to Israeli society, and give more stories and communities a space, a place to be heard – in such a way we grow the connection between people and communities and appear as a stronger Israeli society.  


Budget in growth – growth prediction of more than 30% between 2018-2019

MAOZ Philanthropic Investor Data

Partnership between American and Israeli philanthropy and the Government of Israel

Investment Location Distribution  

MAOZ Income Sources 

Investors and Partners

Philanthropic Investors
Swartz Family
Terrie and Brad Bloom
Marianne and Doron Livnat
Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine
Barbara and Ed Shapiro
Jennifer and Scott Tobin
Tracey and David Frankel
Sarah and Mark Zimman
Dan Farb
Jessica and Chuck Myers
Rom Company
Harley and Eli Ungar
Mordechai Rosenberg
Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker
Ellen and Steve Segal
Samantha and James David
Benny Levin
Benny Schnaider
Itzik Danzinger
Yodfat Harel Buchris and Pinchas Buchris
Philanthropic Investors
Karen and David Rosenberg
Eyal Hayardeny
Rivka Saker and Uzi Zucker
Sarah and Mark Zimman
Ongi and Danny Ungar
Christine and Rob Small
Erez Ofer
Hagit and Oren Zeev
Linda and Michael Frieze
Diane Exter
Gigi Levy
Beth and Larry Greenberg
Jessica and David Aronoff
Jen and John Block
Joseph Gitler
Jonathan Koshitsky
Elizabeth and Dan Jick
Lori and Matthew Sidman
Debra and Eitan Milgram
Jeff Wechselblatt
Dov Gertzulin
Heather and Adi Rabinowitz
Chedva and David Breau
David Fine
Barry Stern
Philanthropic Investors
Pamela and Meir Ukeles
Ilan Rubinstein
Aimee Fisher and Dan Cohen
Will Rukin
Barbara Hellen and Phil West
Forsan Hussein
Adina and Ari Shrage
Raphael Schorr
Jeff Kupietzky
Dan Farb
Alan Schall
Alyssa and Gregory Pool
Mike Rashes
Sam Wilderman
Seth Finkelstein
Ben Bloomstone
Ben Abram
Sarah and David Nanus
Jody Rochwarger and David Perla
Adam Suttin
Rafi Musher
Jeffrey Distenfeld
Kevin Waldman
Steve Krichmar
Board Members
(Jeff Swartz (Chairman
Yodfat Harel Buchris
Issac Devash
Doron Livnat
Doron Latzer
Orna Barbivai
Debbie Swartz
Scott Tobin
Eli Palei
Aiman Saif
Michal Cohen
Dr. Yair Schindel
Yotam Dagan
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Governmental Partners and
Philanthropic Foundations

One8 Foundation
Klarman Family Foundation
Maimonides Fund
UJA Federation of New York
Russell Berrie Foundation
Rothschild Caesarea Foundation
Friend Family Foundation
Morris Family Fund
Aronson Family Foundation
Lion Family Foundation
Azrieli Foundation
Fisher Family Foundation
Gutwirth Foundation
Paley Family Foundation
Anonymous Foundation
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Glazer Philanthropies
Rothman Family Foundation
Paley Family Foundation
Anonymous Israeli Foundation
Governmental Partners and
Philanthropic Foundations

Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Finance
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