Contact Us

1330 New Hampshire Ave NW
Ste 104
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-659-5007
Toll-free (U.S.): 855-659-5007
Fax: 202-296-0224
West Bank
Rukab Building, 5th floor
Sa’d Sayel Street
Ramallah, Palestine
Telefax: +970-2-2954488
Gaza City
Al Qanal Street
AlZafer 9 Building, 6th Floor
Gaza, Palestine
Phone: +970-08-2882036
Alshareef Abdellhameed Sharaf Street
Alshmisani Building# 112, 3rd floor
Al Fardous Complex
Amman, Jordan
Phone: +962-6-5699089

Frequently Asked Questions

No. UPA is a strictly non-political, non-sectarian, 501(c)(3) non-profit, U.S.-based  organization.
UPA strives to be efficient and effective in fulfilling its mission. During 2017, UPA devoted 98 percent of its expenditures to programs that help Palestinian communities in need. UPA works with capable, credible partner organizations, and annually vets and certifies every potential recipient of organization funds in order to comply with US and UN regulations. UPA also ensures that its programs are reaching and benefitting the most marginalized and in-need communities in each location.
UPA meets all 20 Better Business Bureau Charity Standards, and is rated Charity Navigator’s highest rating, four stars, for financial health, accountability and transparency to donors.
When it comes to providing Palestinians in need with such provisions, it is preferable and more cost-efficient for UPA to obtain these items from the local Palestinian market and then disburse them to Palestinians in need. However, UPA will consider in-kind donations in bulk that are both new and needed on a case-by-case basis.
The UPA Mahmoud Darwish Scholarship Fund seeks potential scholarship recipients through the recommendations of UPA’s partner universities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip for students studying at those partner universities.
No. UPA does not provide scholarships to students studying or conducting research in the U.S., Canada, Europe, or other locations outside of Palestine.
The Circle of Hope is UPA’s monthly-giving program. By joining the Circle of Hope with a donation of any amount per month, you are showing that you are engaged and dedicated to UPA’s mission to support Palestinians in need. UPA relies on the financial contributions of individuals. Joining the Circle of Hope is a quick and easy way to join the community of sustaining supporters.
UPA no longer has a child sponsorship program, most of UPA’s work directly supports Palestinian children and children’s centers in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and the refugee camps of Lebanon and Jordan through UPA’s Health and Wellness and Education program.
Yes. Federal employees can donate to United Palestinian Appeal by using UPA’s Combined Federal Campaign number: 11346.
Yes. UPA hosts seasonal social mixers in the Washington, D.C.-metro area to allow Friends of UPA and supporters to meet each other and learn more about UPA’s programs.
UPA ships pharmaceuticals to Gaza through trusted, highly-qualified, and vetted partner organizations to safely ensure that pharmaceuticals reach their destination in a safe and timely manner. Other types of in-kind distributions, such as food or clothing, are sourced from the local market, which is more efficient as well as beneficial for local businesses.
UPA is proud to have a diverse and engaged community of donors and supporters who are located primarily in the US, but also from greater North America, Europe and other parts of the world.
UPA is always happy to have engaged and dedicated volunteers to help the organization in a variety of ways. Please visit our Get Involved page for information about current volunteer opportunities at UPA.
UPA seeks interns as needed. Open positions will be posted on our Get Involved page.

Please visit the Friends of UPA page for more information.

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