Charity information


Established in 2004, Alfanar is the first venture philanthropy organisation working exclusively in the Arab region.

Our vision is of an Arab world in which the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, are able to access the education and opportunity they need to lead productive and dignified lives. ​

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    ​Our mission is to help social enterprises improve the lives of more people while increasing their financial sustainability. We do this by providing tailored technical and financial support to ambitious grassroots organisations, helping them to achieve lasting social change in their communities.

    We give special – but not exclusive – focus to investments that improve children’s education and women’s economic empowerment, convinced that influencing change in these areas will help boost wider social and economic development.

  • Aims

    Alfanar aims to:

    • To create equality and lasting social change in the Arab world, applying the principles and financial rigour of private sector investment to charitable giving.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1105048

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 8

    Volunteers: 7

    Phone number: 02076088144

    Address: 38 Artillery Lane E1 7LS

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