It’s in the name—The Jerusalem Fund—that triggers thinking about donations, financial support, and raising funds for philanthropic purposes. In fact, The Jerusalem Fund does exactly that. Since its inception in 1977, charitable contributions from individual donors and private foundations in the United States have been granted to projects that serve indigent and disadvantaged Palestinians in Palestine and wherever else they may be.
This blog will be about grants that The Jerusalem Fund makes, the processes involved—from raising funds to disbursing them to grantees—and any issues that are on donors’ and grantees’ minds. I hope that this type of blog will provide a forum to clarify these issues and answer any questions that people have. Feedback from grantees and visitors to our website are welcome. In fact, they will make for a better blog! You can ask a question privately or make a suggestion for a topic by writing to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a comment below.
Finally, a disclaimer: I will try my best to respond as best I can to your questions in upcoming blogs, but I will retain the right to skip or ignore negative or inappropriate comments, and I will not engage in polemical discussions or respond to unsupported statements made about anyone or any Fund-related project. Note that The Jerusalem Fund, as administrator of the website hosting this blog, will edit and block offensive and inappropriate language, or any incitement to violence.