Join the movement building resilient Palestinian grassroots communities.


What is Rawa Fund?



Who Are You Joining?

You'll join hundreds of grassroots organizers, civil society leaders, and philanthropy professionals who have contributed their time, experience, and knowledge to developing Rawa’s innovative, community-led model for grassroots community development and truly equitable philanthropy.

We are building a wide and diverse circle of support, and have already raised half of a million dollars during the development phase, including critical support from: Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, Open Society Foundations,  NoVo Foundation, MADRE, Global Fund for Community Foundations, Golden Rule Foundation, Middle East Children’s Alliance (our fiscal sponsor in the US), and a growing base of individual supporters.


What Supporters Are Saying

"A breath of fresh air in an eco-system of rushed donors and mechanical outputs...a powerhouse approach to returning dignity back into community philanthropy.

- Sam Bahour, Palestinian-American entrepreneur


"Rawa understands that people deserve agency, which includes meaningful voice in decisions that affect them. Rawa’s leadership is grounded in a blend of philanthropic know-how and community. Its participatory structure represents a thoughtful approach to grantmaking practice and has exciting potential to shift outcomes." 

-Jen Bokoff, Director of Stakeholder Engagement at Foundation Center


"[I support Rawa] because of the commitment to communities."

-Ariadne Papagapitos, Co-founder and Director, New Markets, for Localized



How You Can Join

STAY POSTED      |     Follow our work, stories from the creative grassroots community initiatives we support, and analysis of local and global aid and development, and join the conversation. Join our mailing list. Follow and re-post us on Facebook and Twitter.

CONTRIBUTE     |     Your donation supports the next community-led grant cycle. Donate now via our US fiscal sponsor (Middle East Children’s Alliance; US tax deductible) or contact [email protected] for additional options.


JOIN THE RAWA FAMILY     |     Rawa Fund is built on the value of connection between people. We would love to hear how you want to take a more active role. Some possibilities:

·       Organize a fundraiser in your community or amongst your network— Let’s talk.


·       Introduce us to people we should know—to collaborate, share resources, build alliances, ask about funding opportunities, brainstorm a global grassroots revolution, etc. Contact us.


·       Volunteer or inquire about joining our team, because you have expertise or knowledge you want to contribute to the movement to shift power to Palestinian communities. Get in touch.