The Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development Program

About the Fund:

The Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development is an independent, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian organization based in Washington, D.C. Funding for operational expenses is derived from investment income. 


The Jerusalem Fund extends grants to non-governmental organizations providing humanitarian assistance to Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem, and to Palestinian refugees in Syria and Lebanon. 

The Jerusalem Fund supports projects focusing on emergency relief, education, health, infrastructure and other community development efforts. The Fund also supports projects that help Palestinians highlight their history and struggle to Western audiences.

Typical grant awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. Applications are accepted on a year-round basis and are evaluated by the Board of Directors.


The Jerusalem Fund is comprised of three programs:

  • The Palestine Center, the Center’s analysis emphasizes a Palestinian perspective on the peace process, the Right of Return and final status negotiations, elections, international law, media coverage of Israel and Palestine and U.S. foreign policy in the region.
  • The Humanitarian Link program extends grants to hospitals, orphanages, clinics, schools, universities and civil society organizations in the Occupied Territory and surrounding refugee camps in an effort to sustain the basic conditions of life in Palestine and to overcome the burdens of occupation.
  • Gallery Al-Quds, the cultural program of the Jerusalem Fund, showcases the rich culture and national heritage of the Palestinian people. The Gallery hosts bi-monthly exhibits of fine art and/or photography, an annual juried art competition, a summer film screening series, evening musical performances, art workshops and an annual souk and olive harvest celebration.

Deadlines for receiving grant applications are:

  • January 15 for consideration at the Springboard meeting. 
  • April 15 for consideration at the Summer board meeting. 
  • July 15 for consideration at the Fall board meeting. 
  • October 15 for consideration at the Winter board meeting.

How to apply?

Applicants must complete the Jerusalem Fund’s Grant application form and submit it in electronic format using the submission form below.

Click here to download the Grant Application Form

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