Alfanar

Member

Executive Director: Myrna Atalla
Established: 2004
Type: Multi-purpose Fundraising Foundation
Focus Region: Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and the Refugee Communities
Sectors: Philanthropy

OVERVIEW

Alfanar is the first venture philanthropy organization in the Arab world.  

Founded in 2004, Alfanar provides funding, training, mentorship, and impact management to ambitious social enterprises serving disadvantaged communities across the Arab World.  

Alfanar fosters the growth of self-reliant social ventures working to address pressing needs in children’s education, youth employment, women’s economic empowerment, and the environment.  

We envision an Arab world in which children, youth, and women can access the opportunity they need to lead productive and dignified lives. 

To date, Alfanar has invested in more than 70 social enterprises and tangibly improved the lives of more than 273,000 vulnerable individuals in the region. 

MISSION

Empowering Enterprise for Social Change 

Fostering the growth of sustainable, scalable social enterprises  

VISION

Educated children, employed youth, and economically empowered women across the Arab world.

PROGRAMS

Seed Awards, Sustain Grants, Scale Investments, and Spread Support

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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