MAKOM is a coalition of communities focused on empowering and revitalizing their towns and villages in the Negev and Galilee. MAKOM Community Pioneers believe that by creating a society of people that initiate, engage and involve themselves as local leaders, they enhance and strengthen the social fabric of Israel.
MAKOM is the largest national organization in Israel that brings together individuals and groups from all sectors of society to share knowledge, collaborate on initiatives, create dialogue amongst diverse populations and work together to promote society as a whole.
Jewish National Fund has chosen MAKOM as a partner on the ground in developing its Blueprint Negev and Go North initiatives. Through a variety of innovative social programs in the fields of employment, culture, education and welfare, MAKOM Community Pioneers are developing Israel's frontier and impacting the lives of over 500,000 individuals. With more than 200 communities representing all sectors of Israeli society; Young Educators, Ethiopians, Artists, Mountain Jews, Druze, Haredi and other religious and secular pluralistic communities, these "social start-ups" are enhancing Israeli society through local and regional innovative social initiatives.