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Below you'll find our Membership Application that you can fill out here online. Please read the membership criteria and instructions carefully. If you have any trouble filling out this application, please contact us.

Membership Criteria:


Foundations or grant-making institutions that are eligible to become Full Members of the Forum should satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • Are separately constituted, officially registered, non-profit entities which satisfy the definition of a foundation.
  • Are based in and operate in the Arab region.
  • Have their own established, reliable and sustainable source of income usually, but not exclusively, from an endowment.
  • Have their own governing and decision-making bodies according to the laws of respective countries of registration.
  • Have a mission and objectives that support public benefits and serve the Arab society at large and commit to AFF core values.
  • Support second parties (e.g. associations, institutions, not-for-profit institutions, individuals), or carry out operational programs at home and abroad.
  • Can prove track record of at least two years of active existence, supported by audited financial records.
  • Publicize their financial reports annually.

Organizations that are eligible to become Associate Members of the forum should satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • Officially registered, non-profit entities, and corporations with institutionalized CSR which are:
    • Based and operate in the Arab region.
    • Have a mission and objectives that support public benefits and serve the Arab society at large.
    • Commit to transparency, accountability, and self regulation.

Associate members can upgrade their membership to Full Members as and when criteria of Full Membership are met and with standard Board approval.

Organizations that are eligible to become Fellow Members of the forum should satisfy the following criteria:

  • Meet all the criteria of Full Members or Associate Members but are not based in or headquartered in the Arab region.
  • Have a record of grant-making or operations in the Arab region.



Application:


MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIESI would like to apply for AFF Membership as:

This category is open to Arab foundations that fully meet the membership criteria. Full members have the right to nominate, vote and become part of the Board of Directors.

The annual membership fee for the Full Member category is USD 3,000 + applicable tax.

This category is open to Arab organizations that do not meet the criteria of Full Members but wish to participate in some activities, information exchange and collaboration with AFF. These organizations do not have the right to nominate, vote or become part of the Board of Directors.

The annual membership fee for the Associate Member category is USD 1,000 + applicable tax.

This category is open to non-Arab international foundations from outside of the Arab region that have an operational presence and work record in the region. They are not eligible to nominate, vote or become part of the Board of Directors.

The annual membership fee for the Fellow Member category is USD 2,000 + applicable tax.

Our organization would like to contribute above the annual membership fee an additional donation to the AFF general operations and activities:

TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

a) Please check the box that most accurately describes your organization, based on financial resources and governance:

Community Foundation is typically a foundation that is targeting a geographic area or population sub-group where it provides opportunities for small contributors to accumulate their donations for the benefit of the community

Corporate Foundation is typically a foundation that is legally established and independent in the name of a privately-owned company, operating through a share of annual profits

Family Foundation is typically a foundation that registered a fund or an endowment in the name of a family or family member or the donor plays a significant role in the management and/or governance of the foundation

Private Sector Partnership Foundation is typically a foundation based on a group of individuals committed to a particular cause who pool their financial and other resources and play an active role in the foundation

Independent Private/Public Foundation is typically a foundation that raises money from public or has public sector donations


b) Please check the box that most accurately describes your organization, based on its approach to distribution of resources:

is typically a foundation channelling financial resources through grants to other groups in civil society

is typically a foundation conducting its own in-house charitable programmes

ORGANIZATION'S DETAILS

ORGANIZATION'S DETAILS
Primary address:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

REQUIRED DOCUMENTSPlease enclose the following items to your form, otherwise your application will not be considered:
  • Your organization's profile including details on its history, vision, mission, objectives, activities and programmes
  • Your organization's audited financial reports, including a list of the forms of 'reliable' income (i.e. endowment, private gifts, public funds from governments or international donors), from the past two years
  • Published annual reports from the past two years
  • List (names and positions) of the board of directors/trustees
  • Copy of your official registration (statutes)

Instructions:

  • Please compile each document into one compressed zipped file before uploading, (Read quick instructions here)
  • The file size should not be more than 50MB
  • Kindly note that the all the files need to be compressed into one ZIP or RAR file, otherwise not all the attachments will be uploaded online.

AFF CORE VALUES

AFF CORE VALUES

As an Organization and in all that it does, the AFF respects and promotes:

  • Inclusiveness and mutual respect
  • Collaboration to improve impact and effectiveness
  • Transparent and accountable conduct
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
AFF Members should not discriminate based on religion, gender, ethnicity or race. By submitting this application you agree and will adhere to AFF's Core Values and Principles of Good Practice.

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