King Hussein Foundation

King Hussein Foundation

King Hussein Foundation


Executive Director: Hana Mitri Shahin
Establishment: 2004
Focus Region: Jordan


The King Hussein Foundation (KHF), was established to give enduring life to His Majesty King Hussein’s lifelong efforts in promoting human security and peacebuilding by assisting people in acquiring the relevant skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to help them better respond to diverse socio-economic needs and live a dignified healthy life.       


To foster equitable access to socio-economic, educational, health and cultural opportunities for women, youth, and the marginalized in Jordan and beyond.


To enable women, youth, and the marginalized to contribute meaningfully to national and regional development.


Education – The Jubilee Institute provides opportunities for public and private school teachers, scholarship students, and their families from diverse backgrounds, access to state-of-art education, training, and curriculum development.

Socio-Economic Empowerment – The Community Development Program, Tamweelcom, and Ethmar for Islamic Micro Finance provide access to work opportunities, loans, equity investments, and enterprise development for women, youth, and the marginalized.

Comprehensive Family Healthcare – The Institute for Family Health provides services and training on healthcare, child protection, and psychosocial support for survivors of conflict, gender-based violence, and trauma.

Research & Policy Development – The Information and Research Center promotes effective and sustainable socio-economic development through research and recommendations for policymakers and development advocates.

Culture – The National Music Conservatory and the National Center for Culture and Arts promote art appreciation and education, as well as the use of performing arts as a medium to promote awareness of critical social and cultural issues.

Capacity Building – sharing over 35 years of our best practice models in economic empowerment, education, family healthcare, and cross-cultural understanding with countries throughout the MENA and West Asian regions.

Sustainable Development Goals