Alfanar has invested in 35 social enterprises since 2004.

Our venture philanthropy support has helped these organisations evolve from donor-funded NGOs into sustainable, revenue-generating social enterprises with multiple income streams and increased social impact.

On average, our investees grow their social impact by 35% and self-generate 39% more revenue over the course of our investment.

See below members of Alfanar's alumni network:

Lebanon Exited Investments:

  • Ana Aqra advances literacy and autonomous learning for underprivileged children by addressing the educational, cultural and psychosocial needs of communities within and surrounding the public educational system

  • MMKN creates socially responsible citizens through a volunteering program that provides tutoring for public school students to pass the brevet exam

  • The Nawaya Network aims to discover the hidden potential in disadvantaged youth, connecting them to resources that help them develop their skills, and ultimately empower them to shape their future

  • The Little Engineer's Lifetime Education Foundation aims to unleash the potential of public school students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

  • Women's Programs Association empowers women and youth by equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to work towards financial independence, through vocational training and employment opportunities such as the Soufra catering line and food truck (watch this trailer of a documentary movie on Soufra)

Egypt Exited Investments:

  • Al Mawred: Bringing arts education to children in Cairo

  • Bedayaat: Providing a safe space for children living in Minya’s Badawi Shelters

  • Egyptian Association for Social and Economic Rights (T Centre)

  • Future Lights for Development: Training preschool staff in Cairo's slums on active learning principles, the Montessori curriculum and child health care

  • Helwan Association for Community Development (Bashayer): Training and employing women as textile workers

  • Information and Technology Support

  • Kelmetna Association for Dialogue and Development: Training parents on child psychology and effective parenting

  • Masr El Mahrousa Balady Association (MMBA)

  • Mobile Opportunities Via Education (MOVE)

  • Shomoo Association for Sustainable Development: Promoting gender equality and tolerance in Minya

  • Wa'y Association for Charitable Acts

  • Wadi El Nil Association for Protection of Quarry Workers: Providing microloans to quarry workers in Egypt

  • Nafham.comMaking online learning accessible to millions of children in the Arab region

  • Sultan Foundation: Creating economic opportunity and training women in Cairo's City of the Dead district