The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust Grant

From The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust

The mission of the Trust is two-fold: to help improve the lives of the people in countries of the Middle East and to foster greater understanding of Middle Eastern culture in the United States.

Grant uses

Overview

The Trust makes grants to organizations that work in the following countries in the Middle East: Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Palestine (Occupied Territories), Yemen, Egypt, North Africa. Countries further afield (such as the Gulf countries, Sudan, or Afghanistan) may be considered, but will not be given priority. 

The Trust welcomes innovative ideas in the fields of:

  • International Economic Development i_ncluding, but not limited to:_
    • Health
    • Environmental Issues
    • Peace Initiatives
    • Microfinance
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Education
  • Reproductive Health
  • Women’s Welfare and Livelihoods
  • Arts and Culture

The Trust also makes grants to American organizations that promote a deeper understanding of Middle Eastern issues and culture (particularly related to the countries listed above) in the United States.

  • Organizations that promote or produce, for example, films, film series, art exhibitions, blogs, or popular books are encouraged to apply.
  • Of special interest is work that looks at the early diasporic experience of immigrants in the U.S. Academic research may also be funded.
  • The Trust looks for non-traditional approaches to the challenge of sustainable development on the one hand, and cultural education on the other but leaves it to the grant-seeker to come up with and present those approaches.

Eligibility

Organization's Location
USA, Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Program Location
USA, Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine (Occupied Territories), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Organization Type
501(c)(3)
Fiscally-sponsored organizations
Other

Every applicant, whether American or foreign, must provide the Trust with sufficient proof of its bona fides—including providing the names of people and organizations it works with and proof that it has done due diligence in relation to those people and organizations—so as to satisfy requirements of the U.S. Government.

Ineligibility

Programs or organizations that are primarily religious or political in nature
Generally, the Trust will not give grants for construction or improvement of buildings or to individuals
not specified

Submission

Schedule
Step 1: Letter of Inquiry
Application deadline
Rolling
Step 2: Full proposal (invite only)
Required Attachments
501(c)(3) Letter
Letter of Inquiry (LOI)
Project Budget
Contact info
Violet Jabara Charitable Trust, c/o Steven J. Wohl, Esq., Davidson, Dawson & Clark LLP, 60 E. 42nd Street, 38th floor, New York, NY 10165 U.S.A.
Review Criteria
  • Preference will be given to small, local organizations over large, global ones.
  • Where appropriate, applicants should be able to show how their work will be made sustainable, i.e. will have a lasting impact and/or will continue without further need of funds from the Jabara Trust.