Build Palestine

BuildPalestine is a platform aiming to connect people globally to support social impact projects in Palestine through a mix of crowdfunding, advocacy, and volunteering opportunities. Since its launch in 2016, the organisation has raised more than US$500,000 to support a wide variety of Palestinian organisations including nonprofits, social enterprises and initiatives working in various industries such as health, agriculture, waste management, arts and culture, environment and energy, and education technology. With BuildPalestine's support, the organisations receive financial support as well as business mentoring, networking opportunities, and educational bootcamps.

Related sustainable development goals

  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Development
    • Business and industry
      • Entrepreneurship

Focus populations

  • Self-employed people

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • Palestine


  • 28 Magazine
  • Al Mostakshef
  • Blue Filter
  • Blue Stone
  • Flowless
  • Foras
  • Green Dates
  • Greeners
  • Homely Care
  • Jusoor Palestine
  • Kendi Farm
  • La2baneh
  • MnjM
  • Naviatx
  • Palestine Company for Elevators
  • Sawaed19
  • SolarFood
  • Tebfact


  • BuildPalestine Fellowship
    Designed for Palestinian social enterprises committed to solving Palestine’s most pressing challenges. The aim is to amplify fellows’ important work by connecting them with the expertise, resources, and funds they need to maximise their impact.
  • BuildPalestine summit
    An annual virtual global gathering bringing the different members together to innovate, build and share experiences.
  • Crowdfunding campaigns
    BuildPalestine works with local changemakers and nonprofits to help them launch crowdfunding campaigns. From project design to outreach, the goal is to support projects in reaching its greatest potential and make a sustainable impact in Palestine.
  • Mentoring
    Linking professionals with BuildPalestine's network of social entreprises for mentorship and guidance. Topics include vision and mission to impact measurement and financial management.
  • Social Innovation Bootcamp
    Taking a human-centered approach and leveraging design thinking, the bootcamp aims to guide social entrepreneurs through the stages of ‘inspiration, ideation, and iteration’ focused on the pre-incubation stage.
  • Volunteering
    BuildPalestine offers individuals volunteer opportunities with the social entreprises they work with. Opportunities vary in duration, from one-five months.


Funding model

  • Foundation-administered programme awards
  • Grants to Individuals
  • Grants to organisations
  • In-kind gifts
  • Programme related investment
  • Volunteering

Primary funders

  • Konrad-Adenauer Foundation


Key staff

  • executive director, Lama Amr

Board members

  • Besan Abu Joudeh, Co-founder and chair
  • Ines Abdel-Razek Faoder, Member
  • Mays Kuhail, Member
  • Sara H., Member
  • Yara Asad, Member
  • Zaha Hassan, Member

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