This sector accounts for the largest proportion of donations awarded by the Clore Foundation. The Foundation attaches high priority to fostering excellence in the fields of science and technology, as well as to promoting equality of opportunity for the least advantaged in the community. This approach is reflected in its support of facilities and institutions across the entire educational spectrum, from preschool through to university. The Foundation is traditionally associated with the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, and some of its best-known projects are located there, including the Charles Clore International House, a dormitory for overseas students, and the Clore Garden of Science, an interactive outdoor centre for children. Other projects supported over the past decade throughout the country include:
- Additional major endowments at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot.
- The Clore Scholars Programme – an annual award of scholarships for outstanding doctoral students in science from all of Israel’s universities.
- Equipping science and computer labs in elementary and high schools in development towns.
- Equipping mathematics labs and training teachers in their use, in schools in development towns.
- Equipping English language labs and training teachers in their use, in schools throughout the Western Galilee.
- Educational intervention programmes: supplementary education for weak pupils, after-school programmes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and holistic upgrading of educational systems.
- Early childhood: renovation of kindergartens in development towns and poor neighbourhoods; construction of two day-care centres for Wizo.
- Construction of new buildings and renovation of existing ones in several Youth Villages, for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Expansion of the Israeli Scouts Garin Re’im programme to disadvantaged communities throughout the country.