2011By The Numbers

AJWS Grantmaking by Theme

AJWS Grantmaking by Population

  • 125,000 AJWS supporters
  • $32 million in grantmaking to promote human rights in the developing world
  • 412 Grassroots grantees effecting change
  • 394 Jewish volunteers doing their part world wide
  • 1 AJWS grantee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize! (Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee)
  • 1 Grantee nominated by AJWS for the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2011—and won in 2012! (Kenyan activist Ikal Angelei)
  • 9 AJWS grantees honored with other major human rights awards
  • 100 AJWS lobby visits on Capitol Hill
  • 18 Advocacy coalitions to strengthen our impact
  • 13,500 Signatures on our Jewish Petition for a Just Farm Bill
  • 17 Jewish ally organizations promoting Farm Bill reform
  • 250 Communities and 10,000 participants experiencing Global Hunger Shabbat
  • 535 ads for peace in Sudan hand-delivered by AJWS to members of the House and Senate
  • 36 AJWS grantees at United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
  • 100 AJWS grantees defending land and natural resource rights
  • 34 AJWS grantees promoting the rights of LGBTI people
  • 40 AJWS grantees working on Haiti earthquake recovery
  • 100 Submissions to AJWS's "Where Do You Give" design contest to reimagine the philanthropy for the 21st century
  • 300 Posts and 5,000 monthly page views on AJWS's new blog, Global Voices
  • 17 million Additional people who would get food from U.S. food aid on the same budget if the reforms we're asking for are enacted.
About AJWS

Inspired by Judaism's commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world.

About this report

This is a Web-only annual report. No paper, period! This change saved AJWS thousands of dollars that we can now spend fighting poverty and defending human rights. Going online also saved 30 tons of wood and 206,173 gallons of water. It prevented 18,575 lbs of greenhouse gases from polluting our air and kept 23,443 lbs of solid waste out of our landfills! Now that's savings we're proud of.