Impact Lebanon

Impact Lebanon is a UK-registered nonprofit formed in 2019 by members of the Lebanese diaspora, following prolonged anti-government protests in the country. Its mission was to promote community activism and support creatives and entrepreneurs within Lebanon, at a time of both political and financial instability. In 2020, it raised more than $6m to support grassroots NGOs and social enterprises repairing Beirut after the port blast and in 2022, it launched an endowment fund to pay for university scholarships for low-income Lebanese students.

Related sustainable development goals

  • Quality Education
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Arts
  • Communications
    • News and public information
  • Development
    • Economic development
      • Community improvement
        • Housing rehabilitation
  • Education
    • Education services
      • Tutoring
      • College preparation
    • Higher education
    • Student services
  • Humanitarian
    • Youth development
      • Youth services
      • Youth mentoring
      • Civics for youth
    • Thrift shops
    • Free goods distribution
    • Special population support
    • Food aid
  • Legal and courts
    • Disasters and emergency management
      • Disaster relief
      • Civil protection
      • Disaster reconstruction
  • Public affairs
    • Leadership development
    • Democracy

Focus populations

  • Adolescents
  • Emergency responders
  • Homeless people
  • Students
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Young adults

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • Lebanon


  • Al Ghina
  • Al Majmoua
  • Alfanar
  • Arcenciel
  • Basmeh and Zaitooneh
  • Embrace
  • Lebanese Red Cross
  • Lebanon Needs
  • Live Love Lebanon
  • Nusaned
  • Rise up Lebanon
  • Rotary Club de Beyrouth
  • United Lebanon Youth Project


  • Capacity Building
    Equipping individuals and initiatives with the necessary tools to become functional and impactful - including initiatives like EduPact, the Mentorship Program and Dikkeni.
  • Civic Engagement and Awareness
    Community initiatives to promote civil engagement including Sawti, Wijhet Nazar and Tarbileb
  • Partner-support & Crowdfunding
    Initiatives that aim to support partner NGOs in Lebanon through volunteers lending their expertise as needed. An example of this is the Environment Academy. Impact Lebanon has also launched a few crowdfunding efforts to assist NGOs in Lebanon with their provision of humanitarian support.
  • The Impact Lebanon Foundation Scholarship Fund
    New for 2022, this is a crowd-funded endowment to pay for scholarships for Lebanese student to pursue courses at the American University of Beirut, Université Saint-Joseph, and the Lebanese American University. Through a mix of regular small donations and larger HNWI gifts, Impact Lebanon is looking to fund at least 150 scholarships per year.


Funding model

  • In-kind gifts
  • Programme related investment
  • Volunteering


Key staff

  • Georges El Khoury, Mobilisation director
  • Rima Mokaiesh, Mobilisation and partnerships director

Board members

  • Agatha Ezzedine, Agatha Ezzedine
  • Georges El Khoury, Georges El Khoury
  • Karine Massad, Karine Massad
  • Manal Khoury, Director and company secretary
  • Patricia El Jichi, Patricia El Jichi
  • Reem Akl, Reem Akl
  • Rima Mokaiesh, Rima Mokaiesh
  • Rola Hage Ali, Rola Hage Ali
  • Sahar Soueid, Sahar Soueid
  • Tariek Cheaib, Tariek Cheaib

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