CONNECTING WITH ISRAEL, ONE VINE AT A TIME
Become a Partner to Wine on the Vine
The Israel Innovation Fund (TIIF) is a new Israel-based, US-registered nonprofit whose purpose is to rebuild Zionism for the 21st century by finding exciting new ways to connect to Israel.
Our first project, Wine on the Vine, is a secure and highly customizable e-Commerce fundraising platform for nonprofits, which also supports Israel’s viniculture. We believe it is a unique win-win-win opportunity for you, for Israel and for TIIF.
Why Plant Vines?
There are few better ways to establish a tangible relationship with Israel than to be literally rooted in its soil; for a donation of just $18 apiece, individuals can plant a vine with leading wineries across the country while benefiting a cause they care about—your cause.
The Jewish people’s ties to grape cultivation and winemaking stretch back 3,500 years. Wine remained an essential part of Jewish religious life throughout the centuries, but it’s been part of the Zionist story too. In 1882, at the beginning of the first aliyah Baron Edmond de Rothschild established two wineries at Rishon L’tzion and Zichron Ya’acov, along with vineyards to feed them. The return of the grapevine to the Land meant much more than just reviving ancient tradition; the vines were from Château Lafite and the winemakers were from Bordeaux. As with so many other areas, Israel’s winemakers have strived from the beginning to achieve world-class excellence as a way to enrich the nation and the meaning of life itself.
Why Sell Vines?
The promotion and planting of vines in Israel is a natural and directly emotive way for your organization to connect with donors, alumni, families, and students, and to find new supporters of all ages. Through some of our partner options, we can offer you a significant return of for each vine purchased through a customized landing page designed for you.
WOTV can help reach a new generation. Millennials have a particularly strong connection to both wine and the environment. Coupled with this unique tie to Israel, a vine purchase makes for a very contemporary and creative link to Israel. Whether it’s celebrating life events of those they love, supporting Israeli wine, connecting to Israel’s soil and importantly, supporting your organization with a tax-deductible (for US persons) donation, there is a range of compelling and enduring reasons for people to buy vines.
3 Ways to Partner with Wine on the Vine
Depending on your organization’s budget and preferences, we offer three different partnership models, which can be used individually or in combination.
1. Start a Vine Bank. By purchasing vines in bulk through our Vine Bank, you can choose to give them away to members, donors, honorees, and use them to recognize life cycle events or commemorate cherished community members. As you plant each vine, you can also choose among more than a dozen different Israeli charities to direct a portion of the purchase price to. To start a vine bank, click here.
2. Sell Vines and Raise Funds. If you’re looking for a great new way to raise funds for your nonprofit, WOTV can create a special landing page for you. This is perfect for organizations with significant communications platforms such as email lists and social media. By selling vines, you receive a portion of the purchase price, as well as full data on buyers. Vines are tax-deductible in the U.S. For more information, contact us.
3. NEW! Raise More Funds by Subscribing to WOTV Unlimited. Ideal for synagogues and similar communal institutions. For a flat annual fee, we will allow you to sell unlimited vines, and receive a significantly larger portion of the purchase price than with the standard partnership. For details, contact us.
Your success in forging lasting meaningful relationships with so many who maintain lifelong bonds with Israel creates a wide and deep base for this new and unique project. We believe the potential to grow this mutually beneficial partnership together is simply enormous. We look forward to working with you on this exciting venture.