Mohammed Al Barwani Foundation

The Mohammed Al Barwani Foundation was founded in 2011 to carry out the charitable activities of the MB Holding Group. Recognised by Oman's Ministry of Social Development, MBF supports initiatives focused on youth education, women's empowerment, healthcare, and community wellbeing, as well as promoting arts and culture and environment protection schemes.

Related sustainable development goals

  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Climate Action

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Arts
  • Development
    • Economic development
      • Community improvement
        • Housing development
        • Housing rehabilitation
  • Education
    • Adult education
    • Higher education
    • Graduate and professional
  • Environment
  • Health
    • Diseases and conditions
      • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
        • Diabetes
    • Reproductive health care
  • Sports and leisure
    • Community recreation
    • Sports

Focus populations

  • Older adults
  • Pregnant women
  • Young adults

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • Oman


  • Citizen health and wellfare
    MB Foundation promotes healthcare and community wellbeing in Oman by empowering people with disabilities, supporting advancement in women's related illnesses through research and upgrading medical equipment in hospitals, as well as providing essential aid to people with diabetes.
  • Civil society support
    MB Foundation promotes arts and culture events in Oman and internationally, supporting environmental preservation schemes in Oman and working on infrastructure development in low-income communities.
  • Education and youth empowerment
    Providing Omani students with higher education scholarships, and distinguished MB Holding employees with a master degree scholarship at Miami University, Ohio. The foundation has also focused on promoting safe driving within public schools and communities, and collaborated with other partners to sponsor different sports championships for children aged seven-12.
  • Women's empowerment and entrepreneurship
    Supporting Omani women to develop sewing and design skills and providing them with the material and financial resources to start their own business. The organisation also sponsors women and girls who wish to continue their higher education.


Funding model

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

Primary funders

  • MB Holding Group


Board members

  • Dr. Mohammed El Barwani, Founder
  • Iman Al barwani, Vice Chairperson and group CSR manager
  • Sharifa Al Harthy, Chairwoman