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.

Latest News

AFF Commits to Developing an Arab Regional Climate Commitment

At COP28, we announced our commitment to developing an Arab Regional Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change, with the goal of catalyzing the #PhilanthropyForClimate movement across the region.

Read the announcement here

AFF at COP28

Are you at this year’s COP? We are co-hosting or speaking at four events with our partners WINGS, Fundación Avina, GIFE and the Islamic Development Bank.

Join us to discuss philanthropy’s crucial role in the climate fight.
Find all the details here!

Call to Action

On Dec. 2, we joined with 10 other philanthropic organizations to commit to accelerated progress and action on climate adaptation and resilience and to call on governments and the private sector work with us and together at and after COP28 toward this collective goal. Learn more and read the call to action 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. 

AFF & Sawiris Foundation Blog Post: Regional Philanthropy in Times of War: Gaza

Read this recent post co-authored by AFF’s CEO Naila Farouky, calling on philanthropic organizations worldwide to take immediate action to provide support for charities working on the ground in Gaza.

Upcoming Events

Dec. 14, 2023

Speaker Series: Gaza Crisis – United in Action

In the second part of our Speaker Series sessions focused on our Gaza donor appeal, we talk with the American Friends Service Committee and United Palestinian Appeal about how they are using the funds from the appeal to help the community in Gaza, what challenges they face reaching those who need support the most, and how you can contribute to their efforts. Learn more here.


Adopting an Impact Strategy, with Reem Khouri

If you missed the first session of our Speaker Series, with entrepreneur and impact strategy expert Reem Khouri, catch up here!

AFF in 2023

Explore our network, discover our member benefits,  and see what we’re planning for 2023.

About the AFF

Find out more about who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

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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