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Foundation Supports Agricultural Collaboration between Muslims and Jews in Morocco

The High Atlas Foundation utilizes a unique collaborative process to improve agricultural productivity in poor and disadvantaged communities in Morocco. The organization works on community-led initiatives such as planting fruit trees and installing irrigation systems with a goal to improve the financial sustainability of the country’s Muslim citizens while preventing erosion and deforestation on land provided by Jewish citizens. A Lodestar Foundation grant supported a collaboration between the Jewish and Muslim communities to plant 40,000 trees in Jewish cemeteries to be tended by local Muslim farmers in the Marrakesh area.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $30,000

Year Granted: 2013

Timeframe: Grant awarded over multiple years

Grantee: The High Atlas Foundation

Location: International

Grantee Website: The High Atlas Foundation