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We encourage U.S.-based and non-U.S.-based charitable organizations who are aligned with our grant philosophy to apply for funding. U.S. organizations must be tax-exempt, and non-U.S.-based organizations must meet rigorous compliance and reporting standards documenting the organization’s eligibility for U.S. charitable funding.

As a tax-exempt private foundation, the Foundation for Middle East Peace is prohibited by the Internal Revenue Code from engaging in, or supporting, any lobbying activities. The work of the Foundation for Middle East Peace often includes funding organizations or projects that focus on policy and involve advocacy to the extent permitted by law for public charities. However, funds from FMEP must not be “earmarked” or used specifically for lobbying activities.

Selection Criteria

We first and foremost look to fund organizations that produce original content and results of value to the broad community of actors working to end the conflict.

With an average grant size of around $12,000, we value investing in organizations where our contributions can make a real difference.

We welcome applications from the full range of organizations working to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

We evaluate applicants based on their mission, strategy, programming, ability and willingness to partner with FMEP and our other grantees, and their overall impact towards ending the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Deadlines

Applications for general support funding are considered on a rolling basis. To apply for general support funding, please fill out our preliminary application form, available online here or via email if requested. Following a first round assessment, select candidates will be contacted to provide further information and documentation.

Applications for rapid response, project-specific grants are considered on an as-needed basis. To apply, please attach a letter of interest, tax determination letter(s), and a current organizational budget in an email to our Director of Philanthropy Philip Sweigart (psweigart@fmep.org).  Letters of interest without supporting documents will not be considered.

Your letter should be no longer than 3 pages and should include:

  • Amount requested
  • A budget for the specific project
  • A brief narrative describing the work and highlighting the urgency of our support
  • Contact information for follow up