Founded in 1891 by Baron Maurice de Hirsch, the Jewish Charitable Association started its operation in Israel in 1900.
During the last years, ICA has concentrated its activities to the development of the peripheral areas of Galilee and the Negev
ICA supports novel projects in the fields of education, agriculture and tourism in rural areas.
ICA is unique in its support to agriculture and tourism in Galilee and the Negev.
This is due to its recognition of the importance of these fields, as the main source of employment and income there.