Funding for Youth Development Work
in Palestine

Prepared by: Hania Aswad

Prepared for: The Ford Foundation

Cairo, Egypt

September 2005


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This directory includes 80 organisations that fund youth development work in Palestine. A similar directory has been developed for Egypt. Work on both directories has been done in parallel. The objective of these two directories is to facilitate the search for funding for those who work on youth development in Palestine and Egypt.
The directory consists of three sections. The first section lists all the organisations described in detail in the directory. The second part is the directory itself. Each organisation contributing to the directory and involved in funding youth development in Palestine is listed on a separate page. Organisations are listed alphabetically. The last part of the directory is a list of all organisations contacted for the directory with a brief note on their responses.
The table of information for each organisation listed in the directory includes the contact details (address, telephone, fax, email and website), contact person and position, geographical areas of work of the organisation in MENA, the age of the youth target group, the field of work of the organisation and the type of activities they do. Information about the type and size of grant is also mentioned.
While we have tried to collect as much information as possible, this directory should not be considered a comprehensive list. The directory was developed by contacting a long list of funding agencies and NGOs active in Palestine. Most organisations were contacted through email with follow-up contacts made by email and phone. While most organisations provided helpful responses, we were not able to secure replies from a number of organisations. The information in the directory is based solely on the information provided by responding organisations and data collected from the internet. Where information is missing in the different entries, it has not been provided/available. Given the large amount of data collected, we hope you will forgive us for any errors made in the entries. We welcome corrections if you find any major errors. Please bear in mind that the information for this directory was mostly collected in the first half of 2005 and so may need updating. For corrections or updates, please email Ahmad Abu Shakra
We would like to thank all the organisations that cooperated in providing the information included in this directory and we hope that youth organisations, youth workers and youth advocates will find it a useful resource.
Hania Aswad
Ramallah,  Palestine
Summer 2005
Most of the directory contents can be accessed below. For a complete version, please download the pdf file.

Organisations listed in the directory
- Abdel Muhsin al-Qattan Foundation
- Academy for Educational Development (AED)
- American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Middle East Regional Office
- American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)
- AMIDEAST, Palestinian National Authority
- Arab British Chamber Charitable Foundation
- Arab Education Forum (AEF) –  Arab Youth Mobility Fund ‘Safar’
- Austrian Representative Office to the PNA
- The Barakat Trust / The Barakat Foundation
- Belgian Development Cooperation, the Belgian Consulate
- Care International
- Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
- Center for Development Services (CDS)
- Cooperation for the Development of Emerging Countries (COSPE)
- Cooperation of the French Consulate
- Cooperative Housing Foundation International (CHF) and CHF International West Bank and Gaza
- Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Middle East (DANIDA)
- Development Cooperation Ireland (DCI)
- ENASH – Palestinian Enterprise Revitalization Project
- Enfants Refugies du Monde (ERM)
- Euro-Mediterranean Youth Platform HQ
- Euro-Mediterranean Youth Platform
- Ford Foundation, MENA Regional Office
- Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)
- Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the German Fund for Palestinian NGOs Foundation
- Fundacion Promocion Social de la Cultura
- Gandhi Project
- German Development Service – DED (Deutscher Entwicklungdienst)
- GTZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit - German Technical Cooperation
- Heinrich Boll Foundation, Arab Middle East Office
- HF Guggenheim Foundation
- Institute for Applied International Studies – Fafo AIS
- International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
- International Orthodox Christian Charities, Inc. (IOCC)
- International Youth Foundation (IYF)
- International Youth Parliament (IYP)
- Islamic Relief
- Kinder USA
- Konrad-Adenauer Foundation (KAF)
- Kvinna till Kvinna (Woman to Woman)
- Lutheran World Federation
- MBI Foundation
- Mennonite Central Committee
- Mosaic Foundation
- Netherlands Representative Office to the PNA
- Nexus Emilia Romagna Onlus (ER onlus)
- Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA)
- Novib / Oxfam Netherlands
- Open Society Institute (OSI)
- Open Society Institute (OSI) – the Palestinian Rule of Law (PROL) Programme, Network Scholarship Programmes
- Open Society Institute (OSI) - the UK Scholarship Programmes (OSI Chevening Awards)
- Palestine Children’s Relief Fund
- Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS)
- Paz y Tercer Mundo – Mundubat – PTM
- People-to-People Project
- Pontifical Mission
- Premiere Urgence
- Royal Danish Representative Office to the PNA
- Save the Children Sweden
- Save the Children – Naseej Programme – Community Youth Development Initiative
- Save the Children, Palestinian Territories
- Search for Common Ground in the Middle East
- Swedish Institute in Alexandria
- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)- Dramatiska Institute
- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)- Olof Palme International Center
- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)- Penal Reform International (PRI)
- Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
- Terre des Homes Fondation
- UN Habitat
- United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), PT
- United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA), PT
- United Nations University, International Leadership Institute
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Unity and Cooperation for Development of People (UCODEP)
- US Institute of Peace (USIP)
- Welfare Association
- Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF)