The Reut Institute was established in January 2004 by "Gidi Grinstein and a team of founders.
In February 2016, the "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the "Anti-Defamation League (DAL) and the Reut institute announced a joint initiative to fight back against Israel's delegitimization.
The goal of the Reut Institute is to «identify the gaps in current policy and strategy in Israel and the Jewish world, and work to build and implement new visions.» Reut describes itself as a strategy group that supplies its services pro bono to Israeli government decision-makers.
Israel 15 Vision is a model developed by Reut to close social and economic gaps through programs focusing on different aspects of the Israeli society, from historical sites to innovative technologies.
In the USA, the Reut Institue is backed up by the organization the American Friends of the Reut Institute.