American Jewish World Service - AJWS
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American Jewish World Service - AJWS:
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality.
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) grants from $3,000-$30,000 per year and preference is given to small organizations with annual budgets lower than $300,000.
The grants are awarded for a year at a time and they may be renewed annually.
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) only funds the following countries in Africa:
Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The American Jewish World Service funds non-governmental (NGOs) and community-based organizations in Africa working in the following thematic areas:
1. Sustainable Livelihoods and Sustainable Development
Sustainable Agriculture and Biodiversity
Land and Resource Rights
Slum and Urban Development
2. Community Health
HIV/AIDS care and support
Anti-stigma efforts, and advocacy
Disease prevention and control through health education and nutrition with a focus on HIV/AIDS
TB and Malaria
Reproductive Health and Rights
Maternal and Child Health and Rights
Efforts to strengthen community and government health systems
3. Education for All
Facilitating access to quality primary and secondary education for all.
Access to government and non-formal education with a focus on retention for girls and orphans and vulnerable children.
Improving the quality of education, including teacher training, curriculum development and fostering community engagement and oversight of schools.
Vocational and literacy training for youth and adults Early Childhood Development.
4. Community Engagement in Conflict and Emergencies
Supporting local organizations affected by disasters and conflict to move to move toward peace and development.
5. Community Voice: Civic and Political Participation
AJWS funds policy advocacy and community mobilization efforts that are led by community-based organizations working for:
Religious and Ethnic Minority Rights
Sexual Minority Rights
Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Rights
Youth and Adolescent Participation
AJWS does not fund:
Letters of inquiry are accepted throughout the year.
Letters of inquiry will only be considered if they are submitted by email to: grants [at] ajws.org or by mail to:American Jewish World Service, Grants Department, 45 West 36th Street, 11th floor, New York, NY 10018, USA.
For more information, see: American Jewish World Service
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