Muna Al Gurg

Muna Al Gurg is a leading Emirati businesswoman and philanthropist who supports a range of organisations and individuals in the UAE, Lebanon, Palestine, Zanzibar, and the UK. She is particularly focussed on women and girls as well as helping refugees and other disadvantaged communities. Muna is also responsible for strategy at her family’s foundation, the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Charity Foundation, and she sits on the board of several nonprofits, including the Emirates Foundation and Emirates Nature (WWF).

Related sustainable development goals

  • No Poverty
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Development
    • Economic development
      • Business and industry
        • Social enterprise
      • Employment
        • Job training
    • Business and industry
      • Entrepreneurship
  • Education
  • Health
    • Mental health care
      • Community mental health care
    • Public health
      • Water access, sanitation and hygiene
    • Medical specialities
      • Pediatrics
  • Human rights
  • Humanitarian
    • Youth development
      • Youth services
  • Legal and courts
    • Disasters and emergency management
      • Disaster relief
  • Public affairs
    • Leadership development

Focus populations

  • Caregivers
  • Orphans
  • Refugees and displaced people
  • Single parents
  • Students
  • Widows and widowers
  • Women and girls

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Lebanon
    • Palestine


  • Alissar Liban & Insan Defending Human Rights
  • Baytna Baytak & Embrace
  • Committee of Women Employee Union & Donia for Sustainable Development
  • Emirates Foundation,
  • Haqi Awrath & Lebanese Youth Network
  • Jafra Foundation for Relief & Youth Development & Azhar Foundation
  • London Business School
  • Mindshift Capital
  • Palestine Children's Relief Fund
  • Unite Lebanon Youth Programme


Funding model

  • Grants to Individuals
  • Grants to organisations
  • Pro bono services
    • Pro bono program design and analysis services

Primary funders

  • Muna Al Gurg




Emirati philanthropist Muna Al Gurg talks to Circle in this podcast episode of Shaping Philanthropy about investing in women and girls and why data matters. Learn more and listen to the whole episode here.