American Jewish World Service


Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. Rooted in our mission, AJWS was founded in 1985 by American Jews who wanted to join together as global citizens to help some of the poorest and most oppressed people around the globe. Today, AJWS is the only Jewish organization dedicated solely to ending poverty and promoting human rights in the developing world.


AJWS started as a small organization, but now raises more than $50 million a year. And since its founding, AJWS has provided more than $230 million to support thousands of social justice organizations in the developing world that have taken on some of the biggest global challenges of our time.


Today, AJWS is one of the top human rights funders in the world, and is the 4th largest U.S.-based funder of international LGBT rights work.


American Jewish World Service
45 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018