Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: December 18, 2014, 1:50 AM
United Palestinian Appeal, Inc. (UPA) is a U.S. non-profit, non-political, tax-exempt charity committed to providing social services to impoverished Palestinians residing in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and in refugee camps in Lebanon. Founded in 1978, UPA has supported wide-ranging humanitarian programs that cater to needy Palestinians within these regions. Its programs fall into four main areas: health care, education, undergraduate scholarships, and child sponsorship.
In all areas, UPA funds reputable Palestinian non-governmental organizations with established exemplary track records in services ranging from hospitals and schools to orphanages and vocational training centers. By supporting these organizations, UPA not only makes good on its relief and welfare commitments, but also builds the capacity of Palestinian NGO institutions, strengthening the key agents of development in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and refugee camps in Lebanon.