Middle East Peace

Our Mission & Strategy

We support a network of peaceful, visionary, innovative Palestinian and Israeli activists advancing nonviolent transformation of Palestine and Israel into an enduring peace, with full civil rights, dignity, and security for all.

Our specific focus is identifying social and civic opportunities for highest leverage, where there is a demonstrated commitment to nonviolent transformation, shifting from fear, anger, and oppression to dignity, community, and security, rooted in respect, not military action. By identifying and nurturing the network of activists in Palestine and Israel advancing a resilient civil society with a peaceful, compassionate vision informed at its core by dignity and full civil rights, freedom of movement, respect for shared natural resources and moving beyond divisive narratives, we are part of creating the conditions in which peace can occur. This includes educational initiatives, teacher trainings, and addressing facets of emotional trauma, facilitating reconciliation, and nurturing the next generation of leaders and peace makers.

At this moment there is evidence in both Israeli and Palestinian community of grassroots momentum towards a nonviolent transformation of the current conditions. In Israel, Women Wage Peace, and in Palestine, Taghyeer, are both thousands strong in their levels of response and engagement. We are committed to supporting the shared advancement of human rights and peace building between Israelis and Palestinians. We will identify, support, and link efforts in Palestine and Israel committed to nonviolence, community building, full civil rights, dignity, security, and transformation of the occupation into robust, resilient Israeli and Palestinian societies.

2018 Grantmaking Cycle

Each year, Threshold Funding Circles will have a single, 6-month grantmaking cycle from February to August. General grant cycle guidelines and the 2018 calendar are below. Specific Funding Circle guidelines and revised mission statements will be posted online by November 2017.

Grant Cycle Guidelines

More information about the 2018 funding cycle will be posted in November 2017.

2018 Threshold General Grantmaking Calendar

December 1, 2017

Funding Circles post 2018 grant guidelines online

February 16, 2018

Request for Proposal (RFP) invitations sent to selected organizations

March 23, 2018

Proposal submissions due by 5pm Pacific

May 4, 2018

Evaluation invites/declines sent to all proposal applicants

July 31, 2018

2018 Final grant decisions made and announced

August 17, 2018

2017 Grant award checks mailed



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