King Khalid Foundation

The King Khalid Foundation is a nonprofit organisation working to strengthen, support, and enable the people and organisations working to tackle inequality and create opportunity in Saudi Arabia. It provides grants, capacity building, and partnerships, and through advocacy, it builds support for policies that tackle the root causes of exclusion and empower vulnerable communities. Its flagship initiative, the King Khalid Award, rewards and supports innovative social impact organisations in the Saudi Arabia.

Related sustainable development goals

  • No Poverty
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships for the Goals

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Development
    • Sustainable development
    • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment
    • Climate change
    • Recycling
    • Land resources
  • Philanthropy
    • Nonprofits
  • Public affairs
    • Leadership development
    • Public policy

Focus populations

  • Low-income people
  • Men and boys
  • Parents
  • Single parents
  • Unemployed people
  • Widows and widowers
  • Women and girls

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • Saudi Arabia


  • Al-Shuaba Social Development Association
  • Alrowad Youth Association in Jazan
  • Aseer Society for Adults Disability
  • Athr Youth Association in Abu Arish
  • Ektfa Organization
  • Entag Association in Ha'il
  • Jubbah Community Development Association
  • Mogairaa Community Development Association
  • Monteja Organization
  • Muzahmya Charity Organization
  • Saudi Arabian Botanical Society
  • Saudi Cancer Society
  • Shraka Organization for People with Disabilities and Special Needs
  • Social Responsibility Association (SRA)
  • Taibeh Association for Physical Disability
  • Tayseer Organization
  • Waed Sports Association
  • Wateen Al Khair Association for Family Development


  • Acumen
  • Arab Foundations Forum
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Columbia Business School
  • ExxonMobile
  • Human Resources Development Fund
  • John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy & Civic Engagement
  • National Center for Family Businesses
  • Neom
  • Network of Foundations Working for Development (netFWD)
  • Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Plan International
  • Royal Commission for AlUla
  • Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu
  • Saudi Exchange
  • Saudi National Bank (SNB)
  • Saudi Telecom Company (STC)
  • Tadawul
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Western Asia (UNECWA)
  • United Nations Global Compact
  • World Economic Forum


  • Ahalina Social Investment Programme

    Through this programme, King Khalid Foundation provides financial support to nonprofit organisations and social enterprises implementing innovative projects that aim to upskill underprivileged communities in Saudi Arabia and create employment opportunities.

  • Green grants
    Presenting grants to individuals and organisations to create climate-friendly job opportunities for women and young people.
  • King Khalid Award Programme

    Every two years, this award is given to individuals and organisations in Saudi Arabia coming up with and implementing innovative solutions to the country's social and economic issues. The award is split into three categories: Development Partners Award, Nonprofit Organisations Excellence Award, and the King Khalid Award for Sustainability.


Funding model

  • Foundation-administered programme awards
  • Grants to organisations

Funding source

  • Royal


Key staff

  • Princess Nouf bint Muhammed bin Abdullah Al Saud, CEO
  • Ahmed Dahduli, director of corporate communications

Board members

  • Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, chair
  • Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, president
  • Princess Al-Johara bint Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
  • Princess Nouf bint Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
  • Princess Nourah bint Faisal bin Bandar bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
  • Prince Mohammed bin Khalid bin Abdullah Al Faisal
  • Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki Al Saud
  • Princess Bessma bint Bader bin Abdulmohsen bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
  • Princess Nouf bint Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Saud
  • Princess Al-Bandari bint Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
  • Princess Moudi bint Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
  • Prince Hussam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Contact details



Green grants: How a Saudi foundation is creating climate-friendly job opportunities for low-income youth and women living in the Kingdom. Read more

Taking off: Saudi Arabia’s nonprofit sector is finding its voice as a conduit for social and economic change. Read more

Philanthropy Age's interview with former director of King Khalid Foundation, the late Princess Banderi bint Abdulrahman AlFaisal. Read more

More from King Khalid Foundation:

Annual report (2022)