Tzedek is a Jewish charitable organization aiming to reduce extreme poverty, focusing on grassroots projects in Africa and Asia.
Grants support projects in micro-finance, training for livelihoods or vocations, agriculture, and natural resources.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
1 — Education. Tzedek works with community-based organizations, training them to better support their educational institutions. Tzedek also provides skills and vocational trainings to equip young people and women with the education and qualifications to pursue stable careers.
2 — Youth Development. Tzedek trains youth groups to contribute to civil society through community projects and engagement with local democratic processes, investing in future leaders to ensure the long-term alleviation of global poverty.
About youth development
3 — Livelihoods. In partnership with local NGOs, Tzedek trains people in a variety of income generating activities from nursing, bangle making and engineering to farming and other agricultural processes. The aim of this program is to triple the participants earnings on a long-term basis.
APPLICATION: The Overseas Project Team (OPT) operates Tzedek’s Partnership Project Grants scheme. Projects funded in the past includes vocational training, micro-credit, livelihood startups, livestock, agriculture and more.
The OPT meets 4-6 times a year. Applicants may register their interest via email.
About how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
South Asia: India
Tzedek offers complete contact information for its office in London, UK.