The Rachel Corrie Foundation supports numerous projects here in the United States and in Palestine promoting peace, justice, and greater understanding across cultures and communities. Follow our Tumblr blog to see photos and videos of our projects in action!
Maia Project: Water Purification and Desalination
We are excited to announce our new effort in partnership with the Middle East Children’s Alliance’s Maia Project to provide clean, safe drinking water for children in Gaza. Our initial goal is to raise $4,000 for a water purification and desalination unit, constructed in Gaza, that will serve 150-450 children in a Rafah refugee camp kindergarten.
RCF Grant Program
With this grant-making program, the RCF aims to support projects utilizing one of our four program areas (education, art and the written word, connections, and grassroots participation), or some combination thereof, in promoting human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice—which we view as pre-requisites for world peace.
Visit the grant section of this site for more information, deadlines, and application instructions.
Break the Silence: The Olympia-Rafah mural project
The Olympia-Rafah Mural Project is an official recognition, by the people of Olympia, Washington, of the sister city relationship that exists with the city of Rafah, Palestine. Through the act of creating a collaborative public mural, we will express our desire for Palestinian self-determination, which is rooted in honoring the common struggles for global justice faced by marginalized people everywhere. By upholding rights for all, we seek to break down barriers to understanding, increase visibility for Palestinian people, encourage imagination, embrace the hope and courage of Rachel Corrie, and bring people together in one voice for change.
Visit the Olympia-Rafah Mural project’s website.
The Rachel Corrie Memorial Scholarship at Evergreen State College
This scholarship is for students dedicated to gaining a better understanding of the Middle East and to working, locally or internationally, to further Middle East peace. Areas of interest may include Arab culture and Arabic language, US Policy in the Middle East, and peace, justice, and conflict resolution studies. Applicants must show how they will use their studies to promote human rights and social justice through community activism and/or political advocacy.
Peace Works for K-12 Teachers
The RCF has been approved by Educational Service District 113 (ESD 113) to offer Clock Hours for Washington State Certified teachers. A total of 15.5 clock hours are available to teachers attending Peace Works conferences. Check back for updated information on clock hour availability.