The Welfare Association was established in 1983 by a group of Palestinian business and intellectual figures actively concerned about the needs of Palestinian society. The founding members decided to join together their human and financial resources to provide development and humanitarian assistance to Palestinians living under occupation and in exile in Lebanon.


To make a distinguished contribution towards furthering the progress of Palestinians, preserving their heritage and identity, supporting their living culture and building civil society.

Geographic focus

West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Israel; Middle East; Palestine

Programme areas

The foundation has currently the following programmes:

– Education

– Culture

– Youth Empowerment Support

– Orphan Support Programme

– Community Development

– Old City of Jerusalem Revitalization Programme

– The Palestinian Museum

– Taawon for Youth


Providing all Palestinians with expanded and equitable opportunities to quality education.

Culture (Ta’bir)

Preserving Palestine’s rich culture by fostering artistic and cultural expression among future generations.

Youth Empowerment Support

Empowering youth aged 15 to 29 with skills and resources to successfully transition into employment.

Orphan Support Program

Empowering Gaza’s orphaned children with the services and opportunities required to lead healthy, independent and productive lives.

Community Development

Revealing the potential of Palestine’s civil society through comprehensive and participatory development efforts.

Old City of Jerusalem Revitalization Program

Conserving cultural heritage while improving social, economic and environmental conditions in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Museum

Preserving and celebrating the history, culture and society of modern Palestine.

Taawon for Youth

Innovative Palestinian youth working for the Palestinian community.