The Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development
The Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development is an independent, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian organization based in Washington, DC. In order to fulfill its mission, the Jerusalem Fund is comprised of three programs: the Palestine Center, the Humanitarian Link and The Gallery. 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. The Gallery, the cultural program of the Jerusalem Fund, showcases the rich culture and national heritage of the Palestinian people, as well as that of the surrounding Arab and Islamic societies. The Gallery hosts bi-monthly exhibits of fine art and/or photography, a summer film screening series, evening musical performances, art workshops and an annual souk and olive harvest celebration.