The Ladah Foundation was formed on
April 20, 1999. It is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization.
The primary objective of The Ladah
Foundation has been to provide charitable support and assistance in the form of
scholarships to needy and deserving students. The Foundation granted its first
scholarships in the academic year 2001/2002 when it gave one scholarship to a Palestinian
student at Birzeit University and one scholarship to a Palestinian student at Bethlehem
University. The number of scholarships has increased every year since then and by the
start of the academic year 2007/2008
the Foundation has awarded a total of
scholarships to Palestinian students and
established two scholarship endowments, one at Birzeit
University and the other at Bethlehem University. With the support of our donors we hope to
increase this number further in the years to come. Please
help us meet our target by donating today.
The Ladah Foundation also provides
humanitarian assistance, including medical assistance, to needy individuals and
families. The first such humanitarian assistance was provided by the Ladah
Foundation in the year 2001 when the Foundation gave a modest grant to the Four Homes of
Mercy, a private (NGO) hospital for the handicapped which operates in the Jerusalem area
and the Bethlehem area. Since then, The Ladah Foundation has been able to increase
its support to the Four Homes of Mercy and has included families in need in the Jerusalem
and Bethlehem areas through the kind assistance of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Jerusalem.
The people we help will be grateful for your assistance.
The intended beneficiaries of the
charity provided by The Ladah Foundation are refugees of war, victims of civil strife, and
victims of present and past state and/or other discrimination. The specific
population which is the target of the charity provided by The Ladah Foundation may change
from time to time, while the criteria for need of assistance will remain as specified in
the Trust document and briefly described above. At this time and under the current
events in the Middle East, The Ladah Foundation has focused its assistance on the
Palestinians, a population of refugees in their own homeland, who have experienced more
than their share of suffering.
The Ladah Foundation will announce
the availability of its charitable assistance, and solicit applications from beneficiaries
who meet its criteria for need, among populations specifically targeted for assistance as
intended by the Foundation. Certain Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) operating in
various areas will also be contacted and requested to advertise the charity of The Ladah
Foundation through the NGOs' field offices. Certain colleges and universities will
also be contacted to assist in the identification of prospective scholarship award
recipients. The Ladah Foundation plans to describe its mission, charities, special
projects and its targeted beneficiary population through this web site.
It is not intended nor foreseen
that The Ladah Foundation will conduct any general public campaign for the solicitation of
funds from the public at large. However, The Ladah Foundation will initiate private
campaigns and special projects from time to time to raise
funds from specific groups for specific charitable causes. The Foundation accepts,
and may solicit, donations from friends and family members who subscribe to the objectives
of the Foundation and its special projects.
Donations may be made by check to The Ladah
Foundation and sent by mail to:
The Ladah Foundation
8807 Big Bluff Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89148-1419
Donations may also be made by wire transfer to the Foundations bank account.
The Foundation will
acknowledge all donations by formal written receipts which donors can use for income tax deduction purposes.
All current activities
of the Ladah Foundation are conducted by volunteers. All out-of-pocket costs
incurred by the Foundation are borne by volunteers. Since the Foundation has no
administrative overhead, all amounts contributed are allocated 100% to the Foundation's
The Ladah Foundation may be
contacted by email at:
Ladah Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt organization in the
USA. The Foundation complies strictly with all guidelines
issued by the US Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign
Assets Control, as these guidelines pertain to the transfer of
funds to Palestinian individuals and/or entities.