Meem Foundation

Emirati businesswoman and philanthropist Muna Al Gurg founded Meem Foundation in 2023 with the aim of funding programmes to empower women and girls, refugees, and disadvantaged communities across the Arab world. The foundation has two main pillars: economic empowerment and access to quality healthcare. Al Gurg also makes personal donations to other organisations and backs a scholarship programme at the London School of Economics (LSE).

Related sustainable development goals

  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Reduced Inequalities

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Development
    • Business and industry
      • Entrepreneurship
    • Economic development
  • Education
  • Health
    • Healthcare access
  • Philanthropy
    • Foundations
    • Nonprofits

Focus populations

  • Low-income people
  • Refugees and displaced people
  • Women and girls

Focus geographies

  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
  • Middle East
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Lebanon
    • Palestine


  • London Business School
  • Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF)


  • Access to healthcare
    Safe and equitable access to healthcare services and facilities.
  • Economic empowerment

    This pillar supports micro-enterprises, runs training and employment support services, and has an agricultural development programme.

  • Muna Al Gurg Scholarship
    A scholarship for London Business School dedicated to women from the Middle East who want to pursue their higher education or postgraduate degrees.


Funding model

  • Grants to organisations

Primary funders

  • Muna Al Gurg

Funding source

  • Private


Key staff

  • Batool Hassan, executive director

Board members

  • Muna Al Gurg

Contact details



Muna Al Gurg has been a philanthropist long before establishing her own foundation. Read more 

Learn about the Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF), one of the organisations supported by Muna Al Gurg and Meem Foundation. Read more 

To find out more about what PCRF does, you can take a look at this interview with its founder in Philanthropy Age. Read more