Al Alfi Foundation

Founded in 2008 by Moataz Alalfi, Al Alfi Foundation aims to foster an enabling environment for the realisation of a knowledge-based economy in Egypt. The organisation invests in human capital development through education, leadership, and entrepreneurship programmes providing training and scholarship opportunities for talented individuals, educators, researchers and scientists in STEM fields. In addition, it supports capacity building initiatives for teachers, school principals and education-focused NGOs. Since its inception, the foundation has granted more than 7,404 fellowships and it is the first Egyptian foundation to support Ph.Ds. and research at international universities.

Related sustainable development goals

  • Quality Education
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships for the Goals

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Education
    • Vocational education
    • Elementary and secondary education
      • STEM education
      • Secondary education
      • Middle school education
    • Adult education
    • Higher education
      • Graduate and professional
    • Student services

Focus populations

  • Refugees and displaced people
  • Students
  • Teachers

Focus geographies

  • North Africa
    • Egypt


  • Dr. Magdy Yacoub Heart Foundation Fellowship
  • Educate Me
  • Egypt Foundation for Medical Education
  • Injaz Al Arab


  • Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
  • American University of Cairo
  • Aswan Heart Centre
  • British Council
  • British International School in Cairo (BISC)
  • Cambridge University
  • Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule Kairo (DEO)
  • Dr. Magdy Yacoub Heart Foundation
  • Edraak
  • Educate Me
  • Egypt Foundation for Continuing Medical Education
  • FameLab
  • GL Education Group
  • Harvard University
  • Helwan University
  • IBM
  • Imperial College London
  • Injaz Al-Arab
  • KU Leuven
  • Ludwigsburg University of Education
  • Magrabi Foundation
  • Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Nile University
  • P-TECH
  • Paris Descartes University
  • Teachers TryScience
  • Technical University of Munich
  • Texas A&M University
  • University College London (UCL)
  • University of Münster
  • University of Sheffield


  • Educators empowerment programme
    Provides educators with specialised training sessions, enrollment in accredited certifications, and opportunities to participate in global competitions and international conferences. This programme also offers scholarships for advanced study levels as well as workshops that improve teacher skills.
  • Gifted youth programme

    This programme identifies gifted junior students in STEM majors and offers high-achievers scholarships to further pursue their studies.

  • Magdi Yacoub Fellowship

    This fellowship programme sponsors the research team of Aswan Heart Foundation to pursue their medical research in top universities and research centres around the world. It aims to enhance their research skills and experience so they can bring it back and apply it in the Aswan Health Centre in Egypt.

  • NGO capacity building programme

    Aimed at enhancing the larger development ecosystem and supporting other Egyptian NGOs, this programme helps ensure those organisations are better equipped to create impactful initiatives and achieve sustainable development.


Funding model

  • Foundation-administered programme awards
  • Grants to Individuals
  • Grants to organisations
  • In-kind gifts
  • Matching grants
  • Programme related investment

Primary funders

  • Moataz Alalfi

Funding source

  • Family
  • Private


Key staff

  • Rania El Razzaz, managing director
  • Yasmin Hussein, deputy chief executive director

Board members

  • Moataz Alalfi, chair
  • Nermeen Alalfi
  • Dr. Hany Helal
  • Ahmed Alalfi
  • Kamal El Maadawi
  • Maha Ahmed
  • Mohamed Farouq Hafez
  • Moataz Abdel Fattah
  • Adel Alalfi, vice chairman
  • Saeed Alalfi

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