About Us

United Holy Land Fund, Inc.

The United Holy Land Fund “UHLF” is an American Palestinian charitable, Tax-exempt (436-100111), humanitarian nonpolitical organization. It has been diligently working to alleviate the plight of needy Palestinians since 1968, and in full compliance with the federal, state and local governmental rules and regulations.


Our Mission

Helping the Palestinian people to be productive, peace loving and self sufficient in their own country by building, enhancing and nurturing their health, social economical, and educational institutions.


Our Vision

We cater to the needs of orphans , widows, handicapped, injured and the unskilled. We support vocational, civic, educational, health and rehabilitation programs, and help needy Palestinians to cope with the hardships caused by the Israeli military occupation.

Striving to care for and educate orphans and needy in Palestine


Structure and Character

The organization is governed by elected 23 dedicated National Board Members who annually elect an executive committee that overseas the organization affairs with the help of hundreds of volunteers in the local chapters, but only 2 National Office paid staff. The organization’s transparency, efficiency and dedication to its mission is second to none, for it deploys 100% of all restricted funds, and 83% of all General Funds to its intended purpose. Its financial statements are prepared and audited by the highly regarded Certified Public Accounting firm of Najjar and Gossien, LLC for the last 15 years.


UHLF Resources

To raise the funds that pay for these programs, we depend wholly on the generosity of people like you, philanthropic and religious institutions. Additionally, the organization holds annual fundraising banquets, hosting distinguished speakers, entertainers and Palestinian Folklore Troupes in its main chapters (New York/New Jersey, Chicago and California).


UHLF Programs

The United Holy Land Fund, to the best of its ability underwrites the costs the following programs:

General:

Were funds are used for special and limited projects and or in emergencies that occurs often in any stricken area at any time in historical Palestine or in the Palestinian Refugees’ camps in the surrounding area. Like all other UHLF programs, it is publicly supported to help urgent needs of suffering Palestinians such as Syria, Lebanon etc. It is funded by any unrestricted donations that either sent to the national office or raised by the local chapters.


Our Programs

Project Loving Care (PLC)

About the Program…

         PLC-P is a child sponsorship program that caters to the distressed orphans and disadvantaged children in Palestine. The sponsorships are administered through established, registered, reputable, and well recognized charitable institutions in Palestine. Some examples of such entities are:

–       Inash El-Usra in Ramallah

–       Saraya Center in Jerusalem

–       Hebron Orphan Girls at HICS

–       Dar Al-yateem Alarabi in Tulkarm

–       Almustaqbal Society Against Violence in Gaza

At the end of 2014, this program will have 365 sponsored children. Sponsorship is only $500 per year ($1.36 a day) per child or orphan. The funds distributed to the children through these institutions in increments of $100 per quarter, along with a $50 gift or eidieh on each Eid (Fitr and Adha) to each sponsored child.

PLC-P sponsorship is only a helping hand – for most it is the only one – to help provide food, clothing, and school supplies these children desperately need to improve their lives. Unfortunately, the continued Israeli military occupation causes an increase in the numbers of these unfortunate children almost daily.  However, thanks to the fortitude of this program, these children and orphans in Palestine are given a sliver of hope and that someone out there cares about them.


Educational Scholarship Grant Program

About The Educational Scholarship Grant Program

Stats & Facts…

  • The grant offers $500 per semester toward tuition.
  • The program covers 365 sponsored students in all the Palestinian Universities.
  • The number of new students accepted in the program is equal to the number graduating from each university
  • The grant is awarded to students enrolled in fall and spring semesters only
  • The grants recipients are selected by a special UHLF committee .
  • Funds are transferred directly to the students’ perspective university on behalf of the students.

Achievements…

  • Enrollment in an accredited 4 years institution.
  •  Accumulative (gpa) of 70% or better once enrolled in college
  •  Proper personal conduct in and out of school is a considering factor
  •  Nominated academically eligible students from UHLF supported orphanage societies have a priority
  •  Proven economical need
  •  Completion of UHLF application with all needed supporting documents
  •  High School General Exam (Tawjeehi) score of 75% or above.

Eligibility…

  • More than 1500 students graduated in the last 5 years
  • More than $1.500,000 were transferred though this program.
  • More than 90% of the donations are from the American Palestinian Communities.
  • More than 35% of the students are needy orphans.
  • More than 67% of the students are females.
  • More than 25% of the graduates continue on to pursue post graduate degrees
  • More than 60% find jobs locally and /or in the surrounding countries.

Looking Ahead…

  • Upon graduation and gainful employment, sponsored students are expected to help and assist eligible students in need as they were.
  •  Sponsored students might be asked to participate in UHLF efforts to promote, explain and expand the program.
  •  Sponsored students are expected to perform community services, such as grammar or high school tutoring, volunteers at hospital, senior homes, or other local aid societies.
  • We hope the day comes when this program is self-sufficient where the graduated students’ contribution help fund the needs of other disadvantaged students.


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Mr. Mahmoud Naji

(Co Founder)
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Dr. Abdallah Wajeeh

(Co Founder)
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Dr. Elie Khoury

(Co Founder)
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Dr. Ihsan Diab

(Co Founder)
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Dr. David Sifri

(Co Founder)
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Dr. Ismail Faruqi

(Co Founder)
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Dr. Isa Hassan

(Co Founder)
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Mr. Ahmad Atallah

(Co Founder)
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Mr. Ra’afat Rabi

(Co Founder)
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Mr. Beshara Aown

(Co Founder)
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Mr. Goerge Mahshie

(Co Founder)
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Mr. Tony Rukab

(Co Founder)
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Mr. Riyad Elagha

(Vice Chariman)
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Mrs. Fadwa Naji

(Board Secretary)
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Mr. Aref Musa

(President)
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Mr. Sameer Tuffaha

(Vice President)
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Mr. Ali Naji

(Treasurer)
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Mr. Mohammed Odeh

(Secretary)
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Bassam Amin, PharmD

(Past President)
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Mrs. Hala Ajluni

(Co Founder)
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Dr. Ahmad Issa

(Founder)