The American University of Beirut: Responding to the August 4 Explosion
Nov 11, 2020 | Philanthropy
Within minutes of the devastating explosion in the Beirut port on August 4, 2020, AUB doctors, nurses, and medical staff were preparing to care for the injured who they knew would come. In the first 24 hours, more than 500 casualties were treated at the AUB Medical...
5 Ways to Support Arab Youth as Social Entrepreneurs
May 7, 2018 | Philanthropy
Today’s Arab youth are growing up amid sweeping change and profound challenges, including high rates of youth unemployment, concerns over extremism, and income divides. At the same time, increasing numbers of young people are taking development issues into their own...
Philanthropy in Russia
Mar 26, 2018 | Philanthropy
This report on Russian philanthropy is part of a larger study, started in 2016, to review the current state of philanthropy in emerging economies and the role philanthropy is playing in the world today. This is the second report from the study, which we hope will...
Philanthropy in India
Mar 26, 2018 | Philanthropy
This report on Indian philanthropy is based on a study that started in 2016. It is part of a larger study in other emerging economies to review the current state of philanthropy and what role it is playing in the world. This is the first report from the study, which...
Philanthropy in the Arab Region
Mar 26, 2018 | Philanthropy
This report on philanthropy in the Arab region is part of a larger study, started in 2016, to review the current state of philanthropy in emerging economies and the role philanthropy is playing in the world today. This is the third report from the study, which we hope...
Giving in Numbers – 2017 Edition
Nov 1, 2017 | Philanthropy, Publication
An in-depth analysis of 2016 corporate giving and employee engagement data from the world’s largest companies, presented by CECP, in association with The Conference Board. Read the full report here.
Arab Foundations Forum – Data and Knowledge for Greater Impact in the Arab Region: Report on AFF 2016 Data Coalition Outcomes and 2017 Goals and Priorities Roadmap
Sep 8, 2017 | Data, Philanthropy
Through the leadership of the Arab Foundations Forum (AFF), philanthropy within the Arab region has recognized the importance and value of data and knowledge in the success and impact of its grant-making and program implementation, and has recently mobilized to...
Starting to Stay
Jun 7, 2017 | Publication
Advice to New NGOs and the Donors who will Support Them How can we create a roadmap for NGOs to develop a sustainable financial model? Why is this article useful for NGOs? We are a group of NGOs who hale from eight countries in the Middle East and who are among the...
Arab Encyclopedia on Philanthropy
Jul 17, 2016 | Publication
The Arab Foundations Forum (AFF), in collaboration with the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo (AUC), produced an online Arab Encyclopedia on Philanthropy.
The State of Arab Philanthropy and the Case for Change
Jul 13, 2016 | Philanthropy, Publication
“The State of Arab Philanthropy and the Case for Change” written by AFF’s CEO, Naila Farouky, takes stock of the state of the sector five years after the beginning of the “Arab Spring.”
Return on Investment: Philanthropy in the Arab Region by Atallah Kuttab
Feb 22, 2016 | Philanthropy, Publication
Atallah Kuttab, founding member of Arab Foundations Forum, writes about “Return on Investment: Philanthropy in the Arab Region”
AFF’s Visual Annual Report 2015
Nov 3, 2015 | video
Arab Foundations Forum’s Visual Annual Report: Our Year in Review 2015
Wealth and Giving in the Arab Region
Oct 15, 2015 | Philanthropy, Publication
Two news items sparked debate across the Arab region recently. One reinforced Gulf stereotypes, while the other highlighted a bold out-of-the-box initiative.
AFF CEO Naila Farouky featured in Fast Company Middle East’s list of Most Creative People in Business 2023
May 18, 2023 | AFF Recent News, News
In a section highlighting people who are “Challenging the Status Quo”, the illustrious publication honors Naila’s work with the Arab Foundations Forum and other philanthropic organizations, saying she has earned her spot among its list of influencers who are “innovative, agile, and problem solvers constantly seeking change and breaking barriers.”
Philanthropy, the climate crisis and COP27 – a perspective from the Arab region
Oct 31, 2022 | Philanthropy
Naila Farouky is not a climate expert by any stretch of the imagination, and up until 5 years ago, hadn’t really given much thought to the climate crisis in her professional capacity. However, as a representative of the Arab Region’s only network and membership association of philanthropy and civil society actors, She has become engaged in the conversation around climate as much by accident as by necessity.
AFF held its first series of capacity development modules (Impact Measurement and Management in May and June 2022)
Jun 2, 2022 | AFF Recent News
In partnership with Social Value International (SVI), AFF held a series of capacity development modules during the months of May and June 2022 “Impact Measurement and Management”. The masterclass sessions delivered by Social Value International (SVI) exclusively for...
System Change in Philanthropy for Development: A Research Framework for Global Growth Markets – 4th of May 2022 – Hosted by The Centre for Strategic Philanthropy.
Jun 1, 2022 | AFF Recent News
Academic research on philanthropy is most often conceived based on scholarly interests, which may have little correlation to the practical realities of those working on the ground in global growth markets. The new Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) report...
The OECD Centre on Philanthropy hosted a virtual panel in April 2022 “Unpacking Private Philanthropy from the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey (MENAT)”.
May 30, 2022 | AFF Recent News
During the April 12th, 2022 panel discussion, a presentation on Private Philanthropy for Development was given during the meeting, and a report “Private Philanthropy for Development: Data for Action” was launched. The OECD Centre on Philanthropy has also provided...
Is Jordan an Oasis for Youth-led Change?
May 7, 2018 | AFF Recent News
In the past decade, Arab youth have found themselves the international spotlight for activism at a massive scale, often referred to as the Arab Spring. While progress toward more free and just societies has backfired in nearly every Arab Spring country, the...