FMEP Announces 2018 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 challenge 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 2018 grants support important work on human rights, research, public education for peace, and humanitarian relief (read more about this important work by clicking on organizational profiles below). This support reflects longstanding FMEP partnerships as well as new relationships grounded in FMEP’s increased focus on groups that produce the critical raw materials that reveal and document the realities of occupation, empowering the larger ecosystem of individuals and organizations working to challenge occupation and achieve peace. FMEP views its support for such groups as especially important today, given both increased Israeli efforts to stifle such work on the ground and to normalize and legitimize occupation, including in the United States.

Participation in FMEP’s grant application process is by invitation only.

Organizations FMEP is supporting in 2018 
(as of August 15, 2018)

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Al-Shabaka: the Palestinian Policy Network

Alliance for Middle East Peace

American Near East Refugee Aid

Americans for Peace Now

Association for Civil Rights in Israel*

B’Tselem USA


Breaking the Silence*

Churches for Middle East Peace

Defense for Children International – Palestine**


Grassroots Jerusalem***

Heartland Initiative

If Not Now

Institute for Middle East Understanding

Ir Amim*

J Street

Jewish Voice for Peace

Just Vision/Local Call

Kerem Navot*

Middle East Institute

Military Court Watch****



New Israel Fund

Palestine Legal

Standing Together*



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 Grassroots Jerusalem

****FMEP awarded a grant to Covenant Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, NC, in support of its work with Military Court Watch


FMEP is a 501(c)(3) private foundation established in 1979 by lawyer and philanthropist Merle Thorpe, Jr., to promote a just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Foundation advances this goal through education, publications about the conflict, a speakers’ program to introduce Israeli, Palestinian, and other experts to U.S. audiences, public speaking by officers of the Foundation, and a small grant program to support groups that advance the cause of peace in Israel and Palestine.