Dalia Association


The Dalia Association, Palestine’s community foundation, is looking for community space for some of its community activities in Ramallah and Albireh area. The community space should consist of adequate storage and retail space to accommodate one of our pilot income generating ventures... Read more.

In honor our mothers

My mother taught me everything I know about Palestinian traditions and ways of life. She is the one who showed me the true meaning of Al Ouna, our indigenous, community-based economic system where the community ensures that everyone’s basic needs are met. As we approach Mother’s Day in Palestine on March 21, I reflect and appreciate my mother’s impact on my life.  ... Read more.

Our New Partnership

We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) in Dearborn, Michigan...Read more

Community Sumoud صمود مجتمع ‎

Um Hatem participated in the Dalia Association's Women Supporting Women program.  The community selected Um Hatem's proposal to develop a food production operation within her women's cooperative in Beit Suriq... Read more

Active citizens and local economy, by Aisha Mansour

    I just got back from visiting friends, supporters, and partners in the UK and across the US.  It was so good to have the opportunity to meet many of you face to face and share with you the current situation in Palestine and what we are up toat the Dalia Association.  Supporting community led development is critical now more than ever.  We need to work together to create alternatives to the international aid system to mobilize resources to the communities in Palestine. Read more   

Aisha Mansour is from El-Bireh and spent many years living in the US. Most recently, she worked for the World Health Organization building the capacity of Jerusalem’s hospitals. She also co-founded several self-sustaining community initiatives. Please take a few minutes to watch an interview with Aisha to learn about her approach. Read more

Before Neoliberal Economics, We Had Al-Ouna

My grandfather raised sheep for a living. While he never had much cash, his raising sheep provided for a simple home for the family and nutritious food all year. He bought what he could not produce. He sold the excess that the family did not need, which included grapes from the vineyard and milk, yogurt, and kishek (dried yogurt balls) from the sheep. Families who did not have the means did not have to pay. Read more...



March 30th, 2016
On March 30, 2016, Dalia Association hosted Ommar Al Ard to lead a roundtable discussion with local environmental organizations to discuss environmental issues in Palestine. The discussion focused...
March 7th, 2016
The Dalia team organized a collaborative meeting in Susya last Monday in an effort to facilitate the sharing of resources and expertise between the communities in southern Hebron and the Naqab....
March 3rd, 2016
On March 3, part of the Dalia Association team headed to Bethlehem to meet with community leaders in the field.  The visit started at the Palestine Museum of Natural History with a meeting and...
February 24th, 2016
We at the Dalia Association thank the enthusiastic farmers of Om Sleiman Farm in Bilin, Mohammad and Muhab, for presenting their community supported agriculture initiative. Mohammad and Muhab are two...
February 1st, 2016
Solar Energy – an alternative resource - a path to Palestinian self-determination. Monday- Feb 1, 2016, Dalia Association held a presentation titled “Solar Energy – a practical...