A recent report by NGO Monitor revealed that between 2012 and 2016, 39 Israeli non-governmental organizations (NGOs) received NIS 515.8 million ($142.6 million) from foreign donors. Just over 60 percent of these resources came from foreign governments – through direct or indirect funding – with 28 of the NGOs receiving more than 50 percent of their funding from foreign government sources.
Twenty-five foreign governments and intergovernmental organizations were involved in funding the 39 NGOs, with Germany as top donor, followed by the EU, Norway, the Netherlands and an intergovernmental organization called the International Humanitarian Law Secretariat, which was jointly funded by Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The United States was the ninth-largest donor, contributing just slightly more than the UN. Private donors included the New Israel Fund (NIF), the Open Society Institute (founded by George Soros) and Amnesty International, among others.