Misr El Kheir Foundation

Misr El Kheir Foundation (MEK) is a nonprofit that fundraises to support individuals and communities in need across Egypt. Their projects impact and reach millions of beneficiaries and range from building schools and dialysis units, to fixing water connections and rehabilitating homes. MEK also collects money to pay for school fees, distributes food, and pays off debts to release people from jail. Donations can be made in cash, online, via bank transfer, and through various e-payment applications directly to specific appeals, or towards more general causes, such as sponsoring students, buying meals for the elderly, or paying for medical equipment and services.

Related sustainable development goals

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships for the Goals

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Agriculture
    • Irrigation and water management
  • Development
    • Economic development
      • Community improvement
        • Housing development
        • Housing rehabilitation
    • Sustainable development
  • Education
    • Early childhood education
    • Elementary and secondary education
    • Higher education
    • Education services
  • Health
    • Public health
  • Human rights
  • Humanitarian
    • Food banks
    • Free goods distribution
    • Special population support
    • Food aid
    • Family services
    • Youth development

Focus populations

  • Chronically ill people
  • Low-income people
  • Offenders
  • Orphans
  • Retired people
  • Single parents
  • Students
  • Unemployed people
  • Widows and widowers
  • Working poor

Focus geographies

  • North Africa
    • Egypt


  • Fundraising for Projects
    Misr el Kheir conducts hundreds of development projects that focus on scholarships and education, health as well community and economic development, targeting particularly the most marginalised and underserved communities and populations in Egypt. The foundation offers individuals, corporates, foundations, and other international development organisations that opportunity to donate to contribute to the causes and target populations they support.
  • Gharmeen Redemption
    A Ramadan initiative to collect funds to pay off debts to help people get out of jail.


Funding model

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

Primary funders

  • Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
  • Alnajat Charity
  • Alwaleed philanthropies
  • Bahrain Trust Foundation
  • Banque du Caire
  • Emirates NBD
  • FAO
  • ILO
  • Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation
  • Orange
  • Royal Charity Organization
  • Sheikh Abdallah al Nouri Charity Society
  • UNWomen
  • UNWomen
  • Vodafone


Board members

  • Abd El-Aziz Aly, Executive Trustee
  • Abdelhamid Abu Mousa, First Deputy of the Chairman
  • Ali Meselhi, Member
  • Archbishop Mouneer Anis, Member
  • Dr. Mohamed Rifai, Member
  • Hany Helal, Member
  • Hassan El-Khatib, Member
  • Khaled El-Ghannam, General Secretary
  • Mohamed Mahgoub, Member
  • Mohsen Mahgoub, Second Deputy of the Chairman Treasurer
  • Niazy Sallam, Member
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Gomaa, Chairman
  • Prof. Dr. Ikbal El Samalouty, Member
  • Salah El-Wazzan, Member

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