American Jewish World Service


American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is dedicated to alleviating hunger, poverty, and disease in the developing world, regardless of their religion , race, or nationality. AJWS supports projects on:

  • Slum and Urban Development.
  • Sustainable Agriculture, Biodiversity, and Food Security;
  • Economic Opportunities; and
  • Land and Resource Rights;

Eligibility Requirements
AJWS makes grants to grassroots NGOs and community-based organizations, although it is highly specific about where it will make grants by country, and by regions within countries. Grant seekers should confirm that they are eligible to apply from the geographical criterion.

Funding Deadline

Geographic Focus
It supports projects in the ff. countries:

  • Asia: Afghanistan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand;
  • Africa: Chad, Dem Rep of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Latin America and Caribbean: Bolivia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru

Most grants range from US$3 thousand to US$30 thousand per year, but a few grants are larger.

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