The Galilee Foundation is a charity registered in the United Kingdom established in 2007 to promote development and equality of the Palestinian indigenous community in Israel.
The Galilee Foundation’s vision is to contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty and marginalisation by offering opportunities to access higher education and by supporting civil society initiatives with focus on education. The Scholarship Programme is the Foundation’s core project and since it’s establishment in 2007 it had supported over 1,000 students through the provision of scholarships and training. Today, the Foundation’s Scholarship Programme supports 250 students a year.
There are 1.5m Palestinian citizens of Israel, about 20% of the total population. 61% of Palestinian families in Israel live below the poverty line.