The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development is accepting applications from non-governmental organizations providing humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem, and to Palestinian refugees in Syria and Lebanon.
The Fund also supports projects that help Palestinians highlight their history and struggle to Western audiences.
The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development is an independent, registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It aims to foster greater awareness about Palestine, in the United States and abroad, and to ameliorate the lives of Palestinians in Palestine and the diaspora. The Fund accomplishes these goals through three programs: the Humanitarian Link raises funds to provide relief, medical services, and community development support; the Palestine Center hosts educational and policy analysis lectures and conferences in the DC area and disseminates information online; and the cultural arm features an active art gallery called Gallery Al-Quds, a film series, and musical and literary offerings.
The Jerusalem Fund supports projects focusing on:
- Emergency relief
- Community development efforts
- Typical grant awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.
- The Fund was first called the American Palestine Educational Foundation. This was changed in 1981 to better communicate its expanded focus on direct assistance for the educational, cultural, health, and community service institutions of Palestinian society.
Note: Applicants must complete the Jerusalem Fund’s Grant application form and submit it in electronic format using the submission form. Please do NOT email them. As of September 2017, the Jerusalem Fund will no longer be accepting applications in Arabic.