In 2011, AJWS supported 412 social change organizations in 31 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas.* Our grantees worked in some of the world's poorest communities to create deep and lasting change. They empowered people confronting poverty and injustice to rise up, speak out and claim their human rights.
To deepen the impact of our grantmaking, AJWS placed 394 Jewish volunteers with our grantees and partners in 2011, where they helped build organizational capacity and gained first-hand experience of the power of tikkun olam.
*AJWS awarded additional grants to 97 organizations in 2011 through a donor-advised fund, increasing our breadth as a funder of human rights work.
Inspired by Judaism's commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world.
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.
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