Our 2020 Grantees

The Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) is proud to announce its support for a range of organizations doing essential work to challenge the occupation and promote Israeli-Palestinian peace. Since its establishment in 1979, FMEP has stood with courageous non-profit organizations working to end Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem and striving for a just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Continuing this tradition, FMEP’s 2020 grants support important work in four main strategic areas:

  1. Ending Israeli policies that break international law, trample democratic norms, and violate human rights and dignity. 
  2. Defending the anti-occupation/pro-peace sector as a whole, including combatting the weaponization of the Israel-Palestinian issue & false accusations of antisemitism.
  3. Cultivating/elevating new thought leaders who challenge status quo assumptions, expand the debate beyond the existing stale limits, and articulate alternatives to failed policies and approaches.
  4. Enabling Palestinians to remain in Palestine.

Organizations FMEP is supporting in 2020 

(as of January 2020)

+972 Magazine*

7amleh – The Arab Center for Social Media Advancement




Al-Shabaka: the Palestinian Policy Network

Alliance for Middle East Peace

American Near East Refugee Aid

Americans for Peace Now

Arab American Institute

Association for Civil Rights in Israel*



Breaking the Silence*

Charity & Security Network

Defense for Children International – Palestine**

The Democratic Bloc*

Emek Shaveh*



Heartland Initiative, Inc.

Human Rights Defenders Fund*

If Not Now

Institute for Middle East Understanding

Ir Amim*

Jewish Voice for Peace

Just Vision/Local Call

Kerem Navot*

Middle East Institute

Military Court Watch

The Movement for Freedom of Information in Israel*

New Israel Fund

Palestine Legal

Peace Now

Physicians for Human Rights – Israel*


Terrestrial Jerusalem***


Who Profits

Yesh Din*


*FMEP awarded a grant to NIF, in support of its existing work/fundraising for these organizations

**FMEP awarded a grant to CAF America, in support of its work with DCI-Palestine

***FMEP awarded a grant to Heartland Initiative in support of its work with Terrestrial Jerusalem


2019 Grantees

2018 Grantees


FMEP is a 501(c)(3) private foundation established in 1979 by lawyer and philanthropist Merle Thorpe, Jr., to promote a just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through grants, public programming, and research.