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. This, together with donations from private individuals throughout the U.S., supports our humanitarian grants.
The Jerusalem Fund is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States. Donations to The Jerusalem Fund are deductible from U.S. federal income taxes to the extent allowed under the law.
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.
In order to fulfill its mission, The Jerusalem Fund is comprised of three programs: thePalestine Center, the Humanitarian Link and Gallery Al-Quds.
The Palestine Center, the educational program of the Jerusalem Fund, gives voice to the Palestinian narrative through policy briefings, lecture series, conferences, symposia, scholarly research publications and an extensive research library. 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, as well as that of surrounding Arab societies. 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.