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  • The Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) aims to advance “social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.”
  • The Fund’s Peacebuilding program, which approves grants related to the Arab-Israel conflict, aims to “advance just and durable peace by supporting innovative and collaborative approaches and policies for conflict prevention, management, and transformation; strengthening constituencies and political will for conflict transformation and durable peace; and exploring solutions to emerging transnational threats and drivers of conflict.”
  • Daniel Levy, a trustee of the Fund, is a co-founder of J Street and a member of the board of directors of Molad-The Center for the Renewal of Democracy — recipients of RBF funding. In addition, Levy is a member of the board of directors of the New Israel Fund (NIF), which is affiliated with many of the Israeli NGO recipients.

Analysis of Grantee Activities (Partial List; See table below for additional funding information)

Grants for Peacebuilding Relating to the Arab-Israeli Conflict

GranteeAmount/Duration Award Date Program 
Who Profits$25,000 for 1 yearMarch 9, 2017General support
Zochrot$20,000 for 1 yearMarch 9, 2017General support
Dalia Association$30,000 for 1 yearMarch 9, 2017Aid Watch project
US Campaign for Palestinian Rights$60,000 for 2 yearsMarch 9, 2017General Support
If Not Now$20,000 for 1 yearMarch 9, 2017General Support
Defense for Children International- Palestine$25,000 for 1 yearMarch 9, 2017U.S. Program
T'ruah$10,000 for 1 yearMarch 9, 2017Center for Jewish Nonviolence project
Americans for a Vibrant Palestinian Economy$20,000 for 1 yearMarch 3, 2017General Support
Gisha$100,000 for 2 yearsMarch 3, 2017General Support
Akevot Institute for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Research$15,000 for 1 yearFebruary 16, 2017For general support
European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)$50,000 for 1 yearJanuary 26, 2017For its Transatlantic Taskforce on Iran
Crisis Management Initative$100,000 for 1 yearJanuary 26, 2017For its Middle East program.
Grassroots Jerusalem$50,000 for 1 yearNovember 17, 2016For general support.
Foundation for Middle East Peace$8,000 for 1 yearOctober 2016For its Israel/Palestine funders' coalition.
European Middle East Project$70,000 for 1 yearOctober 2016For general support
New Israel Fund$9,000 for 1 yearSeptember 2016For its research and report on anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses
Middle East Children's Alliance$140,000 for two yearsAugust 25, 2016For its project, Rawa: Creative Palestinian Communities Fund
Palestine Legal via Tides Center$50,000 for 1 yearJune 2016General Support
T'ruah$50,000 for 1 yearJune 2016Program with Breaking the Silence
Adalah$150,000 for 2 yearsMay 10, 2016For its US Advocacy and Institution-Building Initiatives
Molad$100,000 for 2 yearsMay 10, 2016General support
Who Profits Research Center$25,000 for 1 yearMarch 2016For general support
Breaking the Silence$105,000 for 2 yearsFebruary 22, 2016For general support
Nine Seven Two- Advancement of Citizen Journalism$120,000 for 2 yearsFebruary 22, 2016For general support
Education for Just Peace in the Middle East (U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation)$30,000 for 1 yearDecember 7, 2015For general support
Mitvim- The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies$20,000 for 1 yearDecember 3, 2015For general support
Institute for Middle East Understanding$150,000 for 2 yearsJune 29, 2015For general support
Hebrew University of Jerusalem$150,000 for 2 yearsNovember 2015For its Community-Campus partnerhsip
J Street Education Fund$250,000 for 2 yearsNovember 2015General Support
Just Vision$200,000 for 2 yearsNovember 2015For general support
Crisis Management Initiative$100,000 for 1 yearOctober 2015For its Middle East Program
American Friends Service Committee $50,000 for 1 yearSeptember 2015For its Israel program
Zochrot$20,000 for 1 yearSeptember 2015For general support
European Middle East Project$50,000 for 1 yearAugust 2015For general support
Middle East Children's Alliance$40,000 for 1 yearAugust 2015For its Creative Palestinian Communities Fund
J Street$3,000,000 for 1 yearAugust 2015Iran Campaign
Grassroots Jerusalem$50,000 for 1 yearJuly 2015General Support 
Institute for Middle East Understanding$150,000 for 2 yearsJune 2015For general support
Jewish Voice for Peace$140,000 for 2 yearsJune 2015General support
Middle East Policy Network (Al-Shabaka)$100,000 for 2 yearsJune 2015General support
National Iranian American Council$40,000 for 1 yearMay 2015For its project Comprehensive Approaches to Support Peace and Nonproliferation with Iran.
Gisha$100,000 for 2 yearsMarch 2015General Support 
Adalah$50,000 for 1 yearNovember 2014For its U.S. Advocacy and Institution-Building Initiatives
PeaceWorks Network Foundation$80,000 for 1 yearOctober 2014For its OneVoice Movement project
Arab Human Rights Fund Stichting$70,000 for 1 yearJune 2014General Support
Mitvim- The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies$20,000 for 1 yearMay 2014For general support
Grassroots Jerusalem$50,000 for 1 yearMay 2014General Support 
Economic Cooperation Foundation$70,000 for 1 yearMarch 2014For its project, Establishing an Information, Knowledge and Research Center on Israeli-Palestinian Relations
National Iranian American Council$40,000 for 6 monthsMarch 2014For general support
Comet-ME$100,000 for 2 yearsFebruary 2014For general support
Nine Seven Two- Advancement of Citizen Journalism $100,000 for 2 yearsJanuary 2014For general support
J Street Education Fund$25,000 for 1 yearDecember 2013For 2011 National Conference
Middle East Policy Network (Al-Shabaka)$30,000 for 1 yearDecember 2013General support
MOLAD- The Center for the Renewal of Democracy$100,000 for 2 yearsDecember 2013For general support
Breaking the Silence$105,000 for 2 yearsNovember 2013 For general support 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem$150,000 for 2 yearsNovember 2013For its Community-Campus partnerhsip
Institute for Middle East Understanding$50,000 for 1 yearNovember 2013For general support
National Iranian American Council$50,000 for 1 yearJuly 2013For its project, The Outside Game: Beyond Netroots- Developing the Grassroots Infrastructure to Win on Diplomacy
EcoPeace Middle East Environmental NGO Forum$200,000 for 2 yearsJune 2013For general support
J Street Education Fund$250,000 for 2 yearsJune 2013For general support
Just Vision$200,000 for 2 yearsJune 2013For general support
Mitvim- The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies$20,000 for 1 yearMarch 2013 For general support
The New Fund for Cinema and Television in Israel$3,500 for 1 yearFebruary 2013For its campaign for the film, 5 Broken Cameras
Economic Cooperation Foundation$5,000 for 1 yearDecember 2012For its project, Establishing an Information, Knowledge and Research Center on Israeli-Palestinian Relations
Breaking the Silence$40,000 for 1 year November 2012 For general support 
Comet-ME$40,000 for 1 year November 2012 For general support 
Economic Cooperation Foundation70,000 for 1 yearNovember 2012For its project, Establishing an Information, Knowledge and Research Center on Israeli-Palestinian Relations
MOLAD- The Center for the Renewal of Democracy50,000 for 1 yearNovember 2012For general support
Nine Seven Two- Advancement of Citizen Journalism$30,000 for 1 yearNovember 2012For general support
Stichting Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict$1,050,000 for 3 yearsNovember 2012For its consortium to strengthen peacebuilding policy through civil empowerment
The Parents Circle Families Forum: Bereaved Families Supporting Peace, Reconciliation and Tolerance$50,000 for 1 yearNovember 2012For general support
Just Vision$75,000 for 1 yearJuly 2012For general support
National Iranian American Council$50,000 for 1 yearMay 2012For its Iran Media Fact Check project
Crisis Management Initiative$200,000 for 2 yearsDecember 2011For its Middle East and North Africa program
EcoPeace Middle East Environmental NGO Forum$100,000 for 1 yearDecember 2011 For its project, Why Water Can't Wait-Joint Israeli and Palestinian Campaign to Adopt a Model Water Accord
PeaceWorks Network Foundation$200,000 for 2 yearsDecember 2011For its OneVoice Movement project
Hebrew University of Jerusalem$150,000 for 2 yearsNovember 2011For its Community-Campus partnerhsip
Stichting Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict$65,000 for 1 yearNovember 2011For its project to enhance collaboration between civil society and regional international organizations to meet new security challenges
Arab Human Rights Fund Stichting$73,000 for 1 yearSeptember 2011 For building internal capacity 
J Street Education Fund$200,000 for 2 yearsAugust 2011For its Two-State Summer campaign and for general support

 

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