Alfanar is the Arab region’s first venture philanthropy organisation. We are a UK-based charity with operations in Cairo, Beirut and Amman that aims to transform lives in disadvantaged communities across the Arab world by investing in and strengthening ambitious social enterprises responding to pressing needs, especially around children’s education, youth employment and women’s economic empowerment.

Alfanar provides grants and technical assistance to social enterprises, enabling them to achieve greater financial sustainability and to scale their impact. Alfanar’s highly engaged venture philanthropy approach applies the principles of private sector investment to charitable giving, delivering social returns that are sustainable, scalable, and game changing.