The Galilee Foundation

The Galilee Foundation

We empower underprivileged Palestinian youth in Palestine/Israel with the tools and skills needed to become change-makers. We do this through our Higher Education Scholarship Programme. We also partner with grassroots civil society organisations working in education, culture and human rights.

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Donations open 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1118966)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target





  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


Multiple locations


Palestinian students are disadvantaged in Higher Education, employment and achieving equality. The Covid-19 pandemic has had an unimaginable and devastating effect on the Palestinian economy. Prior to the lockdown, almost 48% of Palestinians living in Israel were already living below the poverty line. This is even more dire in the West Bank and East Jerusalem where young people are also exposed to conflict related violence and movement restrictions, affecting their mental and physical health


We support impoverished high-achieving Palestinian students to achieve their full potential by offering higher education scholarships in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories, and by providing opportunities for cultural enrichment and volunteering activities as well as personal and academic support, and career preparation. In this way we aim to break the cycle of poverty and marginalisation by lifting individuals who will, in turn, lift their families and communities.

  • The scholarship programme saved me this year! I felt a lot of pressure in my studies, my job and my homework. During the opening ceremony, we learned about the importance of this scholarship programme to not only individuals and students, but also to our repressed society who is under occupation

    — Maher Salameh, Architecture student

  • My experience this year was amazing. The reading workshop and the public speaking workshop really affected my thinking and it makes me present my work in creative ways. These activities encouraged motivational aspects in my personality which I need for the pressure in university.

    — Jawahir Alreati, Nutritional Sciences student

  • This isn’t just a university scholarship. The Galilee is contributing to our society. We’re going to be the next generation of leaders, economists, teachers, doctors, you name it! We need to continue to work with the younger generations like this for years to come

    — Shaden Galilee Foundation alumnus and Architecture graduate

  • I support the Galilee Foundation with pride and enthusiasm because the Galilee Foundation is committed to education for young people - our greatest hope for the future.

    — Katherine Bucknell, Supporter