A radically different approach is needed to meet the Arab region's growing social challenges.
In response, our model partners the spirit of philanthropy with the rigour of private sector investment to advance long term, sustainable social impact.
As the Arab region's first venture philanthropy organisation, Alfanar differs from traditional NGOs in that we support ambitious social enterprises to develop sustainable revenue streams, thereby breaking the cycle of donor dependency.
Rather than rely on charitable intention alone, we expect and measure a social return on the funds we contribute.
Investment focuses on social ventures that aim to be self-sufficient, assuring donors that the value of their contributions will be multiplied long after our exit.
Learn about Alfanar’s innovative model, fuelling social change throughout the Arab region by backing ambitious social enterprises
Discover what it takes to become an Alfanar investee, and learn how Alfanar helps to transform social enterprises in the Arab region