25 Years of Grantmaking

AJWS was born in 1985 out of a grassroots vision of tikkun olam: our duty to repair our deeply fractured world.


AJWS’s founders understood that charity only goes so far, and that for change to be real and lasting in the world’s poorest communities, it must be driven by the people who need it. AJWS began by funding a handful of community-based organizations that were implementing their own visions for fighting poverty and responding to crises—and achieving extraordinary results.


Today, AJWS supports 458 organizations working in marginalized communities in 34 countries. In remote rural areas, urban slums and regions of wrenching conflict, our grantees’ work spans the broad spectrum of civil-society building and human rights advocacy—from education and women’s empowerment, to food security and health, to recovery from natural disasters and genocide. AJWS supported many of these organizations in their nascent stages and has stood by them as they have grown.


To date, AJWS has granted more than $100 million to grassroots organizations. Our grantees’ dramatic success in alleviating poverty and empowering people to make lasting change in their communities demonstrates how far we’ve come—and what is yet to be achieved.


Timeline of AJWS Grantmaking

Grantees

AJWS is proud to recognize our hardworking grantee organizations. Their hands-on commitment to building a more just world is at the heart of our efforts around the globe.


Grantees

Afghanistan

Afghan Institute of Learning
Global Afghanistan Reconstruction
   Organization

Bolivia

Asociación Departamental de Regantes y
   Sistemas Comunitarios de Agua Potable
   de Santa Cruz
Centro de Estudios Aplicados a los
   Derechos Económicos Sociales
   y Culturales
Centro para el Desarrollo Regional
Colectivo Rebeldía
Confederación de Mujeres Indígenas
   de Bolivia
Consejo de Ayllus Originarios
   de Potosí
Consejo Regional Tsimane Mosetene -
   Pilón Lajas
Equipo Equidad T.L.G.B.
Fundación Igualdad LGBT
Movimiento Cultural Saya Afroboliviano
Mujeres Asociadas - Mujeres Creando
Wayna Rap

Burma

Adolescent Reproductive Health Zone
Burma Issues
Burmese Women’s Union
Human Rights Education Institute
   of Burma
Kachin Women’s Association Thailand
Karen Environmental and Social
   Action Network
Karen Human Rights Group
Karen Women’s Organisation
Network for Environment and
   Economic Development
New Generation School
Save and Care Organisation for Ethnic
   Women at Border Areas
Shan Women’s Action Network
Shan Youth Power
Social Action for Women
Women’s League of Burma

Cambodia

3S Rivers Protection Network
ARV Users Association
Cambodia Women
   Movement Organization
CORD
Kampuchea Women’s Welfare Action
Kampuchean Action for
   Primary Education
Messenger Band Association
Non-Timber Forest Products
Norkor Phnom Community
   Empowerment Organization
Positive Women of
   Hope Organization
Social Action for Change
Women’s Network for Unity
Worker’s Information Centre

Colombia

APSA MINGA
Asociación de Cabildos Indígenas del
   Norte del Cauca
ASPROCIG
CENSAT
Comisión Colombiana de Juristas
Familiares Colombia
FORO JOVEN
Organización Nacional Indígena
   de Colombia
Palenque Regional el Congal
Picacho con Futuro
Red de Jóvenes del Suroccidente
   de Barranquilla
Taller Abierto

Dominican Republic

Grupo de Jóvenes Batey Los Jovillos
Movimiento De Mujeres
   Dominico Haitiana
Movimiento Social-Cultural de los
   Trabajadores Haitianos
Red de Encuentro Dominico Haitiano -
   Jacques Viau

El Salvador

Asociación Agropecuaria Mujeres
   Produciendo en la Tierra
Asociación Agropecuaria Salvadoreña
Asociación Amigos de San Isidro, Cabañas
Asociación Cooperativa de
   Aprovisionamiento, Ahorro, Crédito
   y Consumo de Mujeres del bajo Lempa
   ‘Marta González’
Asociación Cristiana de Jóvenes
Asociación de Desarrollo Económico
   Social Santa Marta
Asociación de Mujeres Flor de Piedra
Asociación Equipo Maíz
Comité Contra el SIDA
Comité de Reconstrucción y Desarrollo Económico y Social de Comunidades
   de Suchitoto
Entre Amigos
Foundation for Sustainability and
   Peacemaking in Mesoamerica
Programa de Fortalecimiento de
   Capacidades en la Gestión de Riesgo en
   Centro America
Programa de Fortalecimiento
   de Liderazgos

Ethiopia

African Services Committee
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia
Ethiopia Reads
HUNDEE
Jerusalem Children and Community
   Development Organization
Mekdim
Rift Valley Children and Women
   Development Organization
Siqqee Women Development Association

Ghana

Centre for Popular Education and Human
   Rights Ghana
Challenging Heights
Girls Growth and Development
People’s Dialogue on Human Settlements
Regional Advisory and Information
   Network Systems
Rural Education and
   Development Programme
West Africa Project to Combat AIDS
   and STI Ghana

Guatemala

Alianza Maya para la Educación Popular
Asociación Comunitaria de Desarrollo
   Integral MAM
Asociación Cultural y Educativo
   Ukema No’j
Asociación de Desarrollo Integral Civil Fe
   y Esperanza
Asociación de Desarrollo Integral de San
   Miguel Ixtahaucan
Asociación de Docentes en Acción
   Rural Educativa
Asociación Frente de Salud Infantil y
   Reproductiva de Guatemala
Comité Campesino del Altiplano
Coordinadora Departamental
   de Comadronas Tradicionales
   de Quetzaltenango
Frente Petenero Contra Represas
Fundación Nueva Esperanza
Incide Joven
Nuevo Amanecer
Organización para la Promoción
   Comercial y la Investigación
Proyecto de Desarrollo Santiago
Puente de Paz
Red Alternativa de Intercambio Solidario
Rights Action
Unidad de Defensores y Defensoras de
   Derechos Humanos en Guatemala
Unión Verapacense de
   Organizaciones Campesinas

Haiti

KONPAY
Lambi Fund of Haiti
Mouvman Peyizan Rankit
Mouvman Peyzan Bayone 2eme Section
   Communale des Gonaives
Oganizasyon Gwoupman Peyizan pou
   Devlopman 8eme Seksyon
   Kominal Akaye
Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante

Honduras

Arcoiris
Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones
   Populares e Indígenas de Honduras
Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña
Red COMAL

India

Awaaz-e-Niswaan
Bharathi Trust
Cafya
Christian Council for Rural Development
   and Research
Collective Action Network
Committee for Legal Aid to Poor
CREA
Dalit Foundation
Dasra
Delhi Network of Positive People
Development for Rural Oppressed
   People’s Service Society
Dreamcatchers Foundation
EcoNet
Ekal Nari
Elgar Pratishthan
Gandhian Unit for Integrated
   Development Education
Girijana Vikas
Global Resistance
Gramin Yuva Abhikram
Grassroots Foundation
Himmat
Human Education and Action for
   Liberation Movement
Jan Jagruti
Keonjhar Integrated Rural Development
   & Training Institute
Kislay
Mohammad Bazar Backward Classes
   Development Society
Nirman
Regional Centre for
   Development Cooperation
Rural Awareness and
   Development Society
Rural Organisation for Social Education
SAATHII
Sahayog
Sahiyar
Salaam Initiative
Samarth Mahila Sangathan
Samatha
Sanghamitra Service Society
Sangram
Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust
Santi Seva
Shaheen
Society for Participatory Research and
   Integrated Training
Society for Poverty Action Network
Society for Rural, Urban and
   Tribal Initiative
Society for Upliftment of the Needy
Society to Train and Educate People’s
   Participation in Development
Udaan Trust
Vana Niketan
Vikalp

Indonesia

Acehnese Solidarity for Humanity
Beujroh
Flower Aceh
Forum Bangun Aceh
Himpunan Serikat Perempuan
Kalyanamitra
KontraS Aceh
Mitra Sejati Perempuan Indonesia
Radio Komunitas Suara Perempuan
Samdhana Institute
Saree School for Human Rights and Peace
Serikat Perempuan Petani dan Nelayan
Solidaritas Perempuan Bungoeng
   Juempa Aceh
Sri Ratu Syafiatuddin
Tim Relawan Perempuan
   Untuk Kemanusiaan
Yayasan Keumala
Yayasan Pengembangan Kawasan

Kenya

Arid Lands Development Focus
Carolina for Kibera
Centre for Rights Education
   and Awareness
Education Center for Advancement
   of Women
Fortress of Hope Africa
Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya
Grassroots Organizations Operating
   Together in Sisterhood Kenya
Heshima Kenya
Kenya Orphans Rural
   Development Programme
Kilili Self Help Project
Kisumu Medical Education Trust
Northern Aid
Sourcenet 2000 Plus
   Development Organization
Ugunja Community Resource Center
Wahanda Women Development Group

Liberia

Association of Disabled
   Females International
Committee for Peace and
   Development Advocacy
Imani House, Inc.
Liberian Education Trust
Liberian Rural Women Association
Mano River Women Peace Network
Self-Help Initiative for
   Sustainable Development
West Africa Network for
   Peacebuilding Liberia
Women Peace and Security
   Network Africa

Mexico

Centro De Derechos Indígenas
   Flor y Canto
Centro para los Derechos de la
   Mujer, Naaxwiin
Colectivo Oaxaqueño en Defensa
   del Territorio
El Hombre Sobre la Tierra
Organización del Pueblo
   Indígena Mepha’a
Otros Mundos
Servicios del Pueblo Mixe
Tlachinollan
Unión de Comunidades Indígenas de la
   Zona Norte del Istmo
Unión de Organizaciones de la Sierra
   Juárez, Oaxaca

Nicaragua

Centro Para la Educación y Prevención
   del SIDA
Comisión Ejecutora de la Mujer, Ninez y
   Adolescencia de Waslala
Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito Caja
   Rural Mano a Mano
Fundación Denis Ernesto González
Grupo de Mujeres Jóvenes Ex-
   trabajadoras Sexuales ‘Las Golondrinas’
Servicios Médicos Comunales

Nigeria

Amana Association
Baobab for Women’s Human Rights
Education as a Vaccine Against AIDS Inc.
Independent Advocacy Project
Journalists Against AIDS
Living Hope Care
Media Concern
Physicians for Social Justice
The Independent Project

Peru

Amazon Watch
Asociación Interétnica de Desarrollo de la
   Selva Peruana
Asociación para la Conservación del
   Patrimonio de Cultivireni
Capital Humano y Social Alternativo
Centro Para el Desarrollo Urbano y Rural
Comunicaciones Aliadas
DeporVida
Escuela de Diplomacia Indígena
Federación de Comunidades Nativas del
   Bajo Ucayali
Grupo de Trabajo Racimos de Ungurahui
LUNDU Centro de Estudios y
   Promoción Afroperuanos
Minga Perú
Mujeres de Anta
Musas, Mujeres que Inspiramos Cambios
Sol y Visión
Solas y Unidas

Senegal

Africa Consultants International
Afrique Enjeux
ASREAD
Association Nationale Pour le Bien Etre
   de la Population
Espoir Pour l’Enfance
GREEN Senegal
Tostan

South Africa

African Solutions to African Problems
HIV/AIDS Awareness Project &
   Youth Development
Ilitha Labantu
Let Us Grow Organization
MaAfrika Tikkun
Rural Women’s Movement

Sri Lanka

AHAM
Ampara Special Needs Network
Association of War Affected Women
Centre for Human Rights and
   Community Development
Centre for Peace and Reconciliation Jaffna
Coalition for Educational Development
Community Encouragement Foundation
Community Trust Fund
Equal Ground
Janasahana Padanama
Mannar Women
   Development Federation
NGO Management Development Centre
Organization for Rehabilitation of
   the Handicapped
Paltra
Participatory Action &
   Learning Methodologies
Pragati
Professional Psychological
   Counseling Centre
Siyath Foundation
Social Economical and
   Environmental Developers
The POWER Foundation
Trincomalee District Women’s Network
Viluthu
Worldview Sri Lanka

Thailand

Andaman Resources Restoration
Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers
Development Center for Children and
   Community Network
EMPOWER Foundation
EMPOWER Mae Sai
Foundation for Education
   and Development
Migrant Assistance Programme
Northern Development Foundation
Project For Ecological Awareness Building
Rays of the Rainbow
Rural Ecological Study Center
Southern Farmer Alliance
Sustainable Development
   Foundation (North)
Yaung Chi Oo Workers Association

The Gambia

BAFROW

Uganda

Action for Women and Awakening
   in Rural Environment
Concerned Children and
   Youth Association
Development Foundation for Rural Areas
Federation of Communities Infected and
   Affected with HIV/AIDS in Koboko
Foundation for the Development of
   Needy Communities
Friends of Christ Revival Ministries
Friends of Orphans
Gulu Youth for Action
Lady Mermaid’s Bureau
NACWOLA-Arua
Pader Concerned Youth Association
Platform For Labour Action
Support Initiative for People with
   Atypical Sex Development
Uganda Community Based Association
   for Child Welfare
Uganda Community Development Trust
Uganda Orphans Rural
   Development Programme
United Movement to End
   Child Soldiering
Watwero Rights Focus Initiative

Zambia

Development AID from People to People
   - Children’s Town
Judith Chikonde Foundation
Multi Vision Youth Development and Job
   Creation Centre
Society for Women and AIDS in Zambia
Treatment Advocacy & Literacy Campaign

Zimbabwe

Community Foundation for the Western
   Region of Zimbabwe
Farm Orphan Support Trust of Zimbabwe
Foundation for Hospices in
   Sub-Saharan Africa
ICA-Zimbabwe
JF Kapnek Trust
Rozaria Memorial Trust
Southern Africa HIV/AIDS Information
   Dissemination Service
Women and AIDS Support Network

International

Disability Rights Fund
Fahamu
Firelight Foundation
Global Goods Partners
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS
International Network for Economic,
   Social and Cultural Rights
Reproductive Health Response in
   Conflict Consortium
Urgent Action Fund - Africa