As one of Israel’s “mixed cities” Lod is home to a diverse population. The demographics of Lod are roughly 80% Jewish and 20% Arab and, as a relatively poor city, Lod has always attracted new immigrants; most recently from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union. The Lod Community Foundation works to improve the socio-economic condition of the city’s residents and market the area as site for tourism.
The Foundation was established to promote the city of Lod – and operates as a private and independent fund, charting progress, setting goals, mobilising resources and manpower, and leading projects across the city – both to help individuals and concerning the whole city
A city important for Christians, Muslims and Jews, the Lod Foundation aims to promote multiculturalism, equality and cooperation amongst its citizens.