In support of strategic philanthropy in the Arab region...

Changing the way we give.

Nurturing social responsibility and advancing public good.

Serving as a hub for philanthropic foundations in the Arab region.

Fostering dialogue and collaboration opportunities amongst our network.

Spearheading initiatives around advocacy for the region.

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Member-Led Session
Transformative Ventures: Exploring Collaborative Social Entrepreneurship Models

June 11, 2024

This workshop aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of emerging social entrepreneurship models in Lebanon, emphasizing the crucial role of collaboration in amplifying social and economic impact – particularly in fragile economies. Participants learned how these models can help advance human rights and catalyze market transformation, and came away equipped with a clearer understanding of how to effectively target their social and solidarity economy (SSE) programs for maximum efficacy. Watch the recording.

Member-Exclusive Workshop
Fundraising Strategies

May 29, 2024

During this two-hour workshop led by the Youssef Tabsh Foundation, participants will learn about nine different fundraising approaches, the pros and cons of each, their requirements, and when to best used them, all backed by real-life examples from NGOs around the Arab region. If you have ever felt that your organization’s funding options were limiting its impact or its ambition, this session is for you. To watch the recording, sign into our Members’ Area.

Islamic Finance and Climate Change, led by Greenpeace MENA

May 8, 2024

In the first of our new member-led sessions, Greenpeace MENA focused on the power of Islamic finance to catalyze the climate fight. Currently worth more than $2.5 trillion, the Islamic finance industry has gained prominence over the past decade and presents a unique set of ethical principles that could drive transformative change in climate finance. Missed this session? Catch up here.

Arab Philanthropy Survey

The latest version of our survey has been updated with the aim of gathering insights and hard numbers on how Arab foundations operate, the challenges they face, and how they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Help us build this vital resource here. 

With thanks to our Supporting Members

King Khalid Foundation

Taawon- Arab Foundations Forum Supporting Member

About Arab Foundations Forum (AFF)

The Arab Foundations Forum (AFF) is a non-profit membership-based association of philanthropic organizations, donors, funders, and other actors in the philanthropy sector-based or working in the Arab region. Our vision is for an effective and strategic philanthropic sector in the Arab region that engages with all aspects of society towards growing social responsibility and investment while advancing the public good.

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