Violet Jabara Trust

Type of project: The mission of the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust is to help improve the lives of the people in developing countries of the Middle East and to foster greater understanding of Middle Eastern culture in the United States. The Trust awards grants to organizations working in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine (Occupied Territories), Syria, Yemen, and North Africa. Support is provided for innovative ideas in the fields of international economic development, including, but not limited to, health, environmental issues, peace initiatives, microfinance, social entrepreneurship, and education; reproductive health; women’s welfare and livelihoods; and arts and culture. The Trust also makes grants to U.S. organizations that promote a deeper understanding of Middle Eastern issues and culture in the United States

Location: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine (Occupied Territories), Syria, Yemen, North Africa, and the United States

Eligibility: U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations or organizations with a U.S. fiscal sponsor are eligible to apply. 

Grant size:   Recent grants have been awarded for $1,000 – $100,000 often for “general support.”

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