Philanthropy is a personal responsibility

HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud — Chairman

We are catalysts for change

We believe in the potential of individuals, and in the collective power of human possibility in the face of division and differences. We believe in the persistence of humanity over the prominence of barriers, and we know that overcoming the world’s gravest problems, and illuminating the greatest threats can only be achieved through a unified human involvement and responsibility.

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. - Aristotle

We are optimists for the future

We believe that as long as there are humans, humanity exists, and we believe that there is always room for development, and the gateway for a better future is in the hands of everyone. We learn from every successful pursuit and every failure, and we are always improving our strategies and measuring their effectiveness, through the people, our partners and the impact.

We are solution providers

The challenge we face is clear, and the path towards creating solutions requires us to go beyond our own capabilities, and so we seek partners from global leaders, governments and other NGO’s who share the same vision because we recognize that change and progress can only be achieved through collectiveness.

We are partners in the pursuit of a world of equal opportunities

We are pursuers of human possibility

We believe in equal opportunities for all individuals around the world, and seek change on a global level where no gender, religion or location dictates the rights of an individual to gain access for equality and opportunity.

1980s

THE FIRST STEPS DURING THE EIGHTIES

Alwaleed Philanthropies goes back more than forty years, when Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal began his career as an investor and entrepreneur in Riyadh. His Highness's passion for charity stems from his deep belief in the importance of giving and participation as human duties, which has solid roots in the religion of Islam as well as Arab traditions. He has always been devoted to paying Zakah in its true sense, an obligation in Islam which is centered on giving to others and society. As his business grew, his charity grew with it, and Zakah became an essential part of his life.

Prince Alwaleed's strategy for aid is structured around flexibility and a holistic outlook. It surpassed the donation of food, material, or human aid and became a concept of developmental, cultural, educational, and health investment through its humanitarian work partners and community institutions that are active in the strengthening and developing individuals and society in general, and women and children in particular. This strategy paved the opportunity to diversify support and reach several charitable and humanitarian institutions and associations.

1990s

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Over the years, Prince Alwaleed's business expanded under the banner of the Kingdom Holding Company, and his humanitarian efforts expanded parallel to it. With the 1990s, Prince Alwaleed became a leading global investor and a billionaire who yielded investment returns around the world. Prince Alwaleed's business profits continued to rise, and he was devoted to giving back to the community and others, especially in societies in dire need of basic necessities for living and humanitarian assistance.

2000s

THE KINGDOM FOUNDATION FOR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Prince Alwaleed gives personal attention to charity, making sure donations arrive to predefined beneficiaries in order to positively impact their lives and achieve the desired objective.

To formalize the Prince's charitable work, and in application of the cornerstone attributes of transparency, effective influence, and management with precision and firmness, The Kingdom Foundation for strategic initiatives was established in 2000.

2010

ALWALEED BIN TALAL FOUNDATION

In 2010, as charitable activities expanded, the Foundation's license was issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs, and later it was renamed to become known as “Alwaleed Bin Talal Charity Foundation,” which contributes to a wide range of private humanitarian projects and initiatives.

2020

ALWALEED PHILANTHROPIES

During four decades of continuous charity work, Alwaleed's institutions have been radically developed and the scope of work has changed over the years to adapt to changing circumstances and times.

As a result, the work of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation and its three charity institutions has been consolidated under one name: “Alwaleed Philanthropies,” guided by one vision: contributing to a world of tolerance, acceptance, equality, and opportunity for all.

Our History
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1980s

ALWALEED PHILANTHROPIES

During four decades of continuous charity work, Alwaleed's institutions have been radically developed and the scope of work has changed over the years to adapt to changing circumstances and times.

As a result, the work of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation and its three charity institutions has been consolidated under one name: “Alwaleed Philanthropies,” guided by one vision: contributing to a world of tolerance, acceptance, equality, and opportunity for all.

ALWALEED BIN TALAL FOUNDATION

In 2010, as charitable activities expanded, the Foundation's license was issued by the Ministry of Social Affairs, and later it was renamed to become known as “Alwaleed Bin Talal Charity Foundation,” which contributes to a wide range of private humanitarian projects and initiatives.

THE KINGDOM FOUNDATION FOR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Prince Alwaleed gives personal attention to charity, making sure donations arrive to predefined beneficiaries in order to positively impact their lives and achieve the desired objective.

To formalize the Prince's charitable work, and in application of the cornerstone attributes of transparency, effective influence, and management with precision and firmness, The Kingdom Foundation for strategic initiatives was established in 2000.

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Over the years, Prince Alwaleed's business expanded under the banner of the Kingdom Holding Company, and his humanitarian efforts expanded parallel to it. With the 1990s, Prince Alwaleed became a leading global investor and a billionaire who yielded investment returns around the world. Prince Alwaleed's business profits continued to rise, and he was devoted to giving back to the community and others, especially in societies in dire need of basic necessities for living and humanitarian assistance.

THE FIRST STEPS DURING THE EIGHTIES

Alwaleed Philanthropies goes back more than forty years, when Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal began his career as an investor and entrepreneur in Riyadh. His Highness's passion for charity stems from his deep belief in the importance of giving and participation as human duties, which has solid roots in the religion of Islam as well as Arab traditions. He has always been devoted to paying Zakah in its true sense, an obligation in Islam which is centered on giving to others and society. As his business grew, his charity grew with it, and Zakah became an essential part of his life.

Prince Alwaleed's strategy for aid is structured around flexibility and a holistic outlook. It surpassed the donation of food, material, or human aid and became a concept of developmental, cultural, educational, and health investment through its humanitarian work partners and community institutions that are active in the strengthening and developing individuals and society in general, and women and children in particular. This strategy paved the opportunity to diversify support and reach several charitable and humanitarian institutions and associations.

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40

Years

Of continuous support and hard work to initiate projects.

189

Countries

Regardless of gender, race, or religion.

4$

Billion

Spent on social welfare.

+1 Billion

Beneficiaries

All around the world.
HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud — Chairman