The Pratt Foundation is proud to be an Australian foundation that has recognized its responsibilities to the wider Australian community. At the same time, its special affinity for Israel is central to the raison d’etre of the Foundation. In recent years, a key priority of the Foundation has been to support and encourage Australia-Israel links that promote collaboration and greater understanding between the two countries in a wide range of fields. We are delighted that the Australian Embassy in Tel Aviv and the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce continue to support our work. We look forward to developing and enhancing these established close ties in the future.

Australia-Israel links include:

  • Research project with Ben Gurion University on desalinization and the use of advanced technologies to maximize inland water resources.
  • Exhibition of Contemporary Aboriginal Desert Art from the Gabrielle Pizzi Collection at the Jerusalem Theatre, viewed by nearly 60,000 people during its two-month showing.
  • Yachad Accelerated Learning Project - In conjunction with the Australian Ministry of Education and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israeli educational experts work with children and educators in the Aboriginal community.
  • Modeled after the Clean Up the World concept initiated in Australia, annual Clean-Up Israel campaigns promote environmental awareness and activity among all ages and sectors of Israeli society.
  • The Park of the Australian Soldier