News

New Asfari Logo!

26/06/2020

We’re really excited to reveal our new logo! It captures our enduring commitment to our core values and history, and our ongoing journey with our fantastic partners – evolving, innovating, and improving to meet the complex challenges faced by civil society and youth in communities across our region, and beyond. We will be updating our […]

Follow the Asfari Foundation on Facebook and Linkedin

24/04/2020

In these turbulent times we believe it will be absolutely critical for organisations to work collaboratively and share their knowledge and best practice. So over the next weeks and months, we will be posting regular content around key issues facing our sector and region. We will share learning developed by our partners, as well as […]

A message of support to the Asfari Foundation’s friends and partners

06/04/2020

Dear friends and partners These are truly unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a global crisis with serious, far-reaching implications for our sector and communities across the Middle East – places that were already suffering from severe political and socioeconomic challenges, as well as the growing impact of climate disruption. Facing these complex problems […]

2020 Call For Applications Now Closed!

23/03/2020

The Asfari Foundation’s 2020 Open Call for Applications closed as of 20 March 2020 0900 UK time. If you submitted an application – thank you! We look forward to reading your submission. If you have missed the deadline please be aware that we cannot accept or assess late applications. We launch one call each year, […]

Common Purpose Civil Society Leaders programme now open for applications!

12/02/2020

Exciting news! Common Purpose, supported by the Asfari Foundation and the Asfari Institute at the American University of Beirut, is launching the second round of the Civil Society Leaders programme, which  will bring together emerging civil society leaders from the Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian communities in Lebanon between 30 March and 2 April 2020. The […]

Asfari 2020 Open Call Now Live!

23/01/2020

The Asfari Foundation’s 2020 Open Call is now live! For all the information you need about the call, please click here. We are really excited to see your submissions! DEADLINE: Concept notes must be received by 0900 UK time on 20 March 2020. Late submissions will not be considered. If you are having any issues […]

‘We are Syria’ – a short film to promote hope

23/12/2019

Syria is not a conflict, a civil war, a humanitarian disaster, or a statistic. It is made up of talented, unique, and diverse people, who all have something to offer and who all deserve a promising future. This Syrian produced film captures the hopes and dreams of some Syrians across the world. We are Syria! […]

New CEO, Saba Almubaslat, joins today

07/05/2019

The Asfari Foundation is delighted to announce that Saba Almubaslat has joined today as our new CEO. Saba is a leading voice in the humanitarian and development sector in the Levant and beyond, and brings over 25 years of experience delivering innovative and impactful projects in many of the world’s most challenging regions. In over […]

2019 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

05/02/2019

  The Asfari Foundation is pleased to announce its 2019 call for grant applications under its Civil Society and Youth Empowerment programmes. Ten grants of up to £225,000 (disbursed at up to £75,000 per year over three years) will be available. Eligible organisations are warmly invited to apply. Concept notes must be received by 1 […]

Foundation’s New Five Year Strategy Launched (2018 – 2022)

24/05/2018

Over the last nine months, the Foundation’s consultants have talked to Foundation Trustees, staff, and to many of our past partners, alumni and other stakeholders to evaluate the work the Foundation did between 2006 and 2017. This information was used to develop a new strategy that we hope will contribute to support our partners and our target […]