United Palestinian Appeal

RED NOSES International

Supporting member

Executive Director: Saleem F. Zaru

Website: https://upaconnect.org/

General email: contact@upaconnect.org

General phone: +202 6595007

Type: Humanitarian foundation

Focus Region/Countries: Arab Region/MENA/SWANA, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, United States

Sector: Humanitarian, development


United Palestinian Appeal, Inc. (UPA) empowers Palestinians to improve their lives and communities through socially responsible and sustainable programs in health, education, and community and economic development.

UPA is a New York-registered 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, with headquarters in Washington, DC, and works through its local offices in the occupied Palestinian territories and refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon. Established in 1978 in New York by Palestinian-American professionals, UPA was conceived as a nonpolitical, non-sectarian organization that would help Palestinians meet their relief and development needs.

UPA is committed to disbursing funds responsibly and efficiently. It also works with capable, credible partner organizations that have demonstrated the ability to accomplish the goal of any UPA-provided grant. Charity Navigator has given UPA its highest rating – four stars – for financial health, accountability, and transparency for the last ten years. UPA meets all 20 Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance standards and has earned the GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency.

In fulfilling our mission, we create opportunities that reinforce the dignity of the people we serve; we embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion in the communities we support; we are transparent in our practices; and we hold ourselves accountable to our stakeholders. 


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