The Efrat Development Foundation was established in 1990 and is funded by Efrat residents, their friends and relatives, as well as pro-Israel philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, and organizations around the world.

The Foundation is devoted to improving the quality of life in Efrat, the capital of Gush Etzion. Through diverse and innovative projects, the Foundation enriches the lives of residents at all stages of life, creating a safe environment for families to raise their children and find fulfillment.
Efrat is growing quickly, and development never stops. We are currently working on a range of initiatives that are in need of support. This includes improving security after a series of fatal attacks in and around Efrat; providing equipment for our emergency first response teams; developing public services to support the increase in local and international visitors and tourists to Efrat and the Gush Etzion region; building a sports, health, and recreational center to meet the demands of our growing population; constructing parks, gardens, and playground areas to support cultural engagement and education; building a new city on the Eitam Hill; and a host of other exciting projects.

The Foundation assumes responsibility for filling the voids in government funding, strengthening the lives of its citizens, nurturing the next generation, and creating a wholesome environment for healthy and productive living. As Efrat continues to expand, the Foundation will ensure that the community continues to be one of Israel's most beautiful, vibrant, safe, and inspiring places to live.

The Efrat Development Foundation is a non-profit organization, and donations are tax-exempt under section 46 in Israel and under section 501c3 for US donations. If you would like to get involved in partnering with us to support the community, please reach out to