The Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) is a coalition of more than 100 organizations that promote people-to-people coexistence between Arabs and Jews, Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East. ALLMEP works to raise awareness about the work of the member organizations in addition to cultivating new and expanded resources to support the overall “grassroots” peace movement. For example, ALLEMP hosts an annual Joint Memorial Day Ceremony for Israelis and Palestinians, with the 2020 event including over 200,000 viewers, making it the largest joint Israeli/Palestinian peace event in history. Importantly, ALLMEP also advocates for the interests of its members before U.S. agencies, Congress, foreign governments, and foundations. Recognizing the potential impact that ALLMEP’s umbrella organization could have, Lodestar has provided a series of grants to ALLMEP, first to formalize and professionalize ALLMEP and then to help develop a sustainable infrastructure to secure its future. Lodestar’s investment has leveraged more than $132 million in grants from Congress to improve grassroots Israeli-Palestinian relations and establish ling-term conditions for peace. To learn more about ALLMEP’s work, see Shine a Light: A Global Livestream.
Grant Amount: $512,000
Year Granted: 2020
Timeframe: Grant awarded over multiple years
Grantee: The Alliance for Middle East Peace
Grantee Website: The Alliance for Middle East Peace