The Asfari Foundation

The Asfari Foundation is a British grant-making charity set up by Ayman and Sawsan Asfari in 2006. The Foundation focuses its efforts in the Levant and UK, with particular attention to the situation of the Syrian diaspora.

Our vision is for a just world where people have equal opportunities to transform their lives, invest in their communities, and shape the future of their countries.

Our mission is to invest in, and support the sustainability of, a resilient and empowered civil society infrastructure and innovative youth, who can collectively lead a transformational positive change in their communities and countries. 

The Foundation does this through its two main grant-making programmes:

  1. The Civil Society Programme (CSP): invests in the organisational development of civil society organisations (CSOs) to increase their resilience, sustainability, impact, and ability to tackle the chronic challenges facing the region.
  2. The Youth Learning, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programme (YLEAP): provides funding and wider support to organisations which enable young entrepreneurs to be supported from ideation to impact investment, innovating to solve social and economic challenges faced by their communities.

Together with its valued partners, the Foundation will continue to contribute to real change for young people and civil society from Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and the UK.

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