Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation

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Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation


P.O. Box 33, Riyadh 11321, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


+ 966 1 4881111


+ 966 1 4881112


Secretary General:

Muna Abu Sulayman

Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation’s international projects focus on the areas of interfaith and intercultural dialogue, poverty alleviation and rapid aid. Through interfaith and intercultural dialogue, the Foundation establishes research and outreach centers at renowned universities in the US, UK and the Arab region; assists in the preservation of Islamic artistic and cultural heritage around the world; and supports innovative ways of furthering dialogue. The Foundation also established Al-Resala Satellite Channel media initiative for moderate Islamic values. Through poverty alleviation, the Foundation supports innovative social entrepreneurship projects, health initiatives, educational and leadership initiatives; and women and children initiatives. The Rapid Aid program supports cases of natural disasters.

Support to Higher Education

Through the poverty alleviation theme, Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation supports higher education in the form of grants to organizations that serve underprivileged populations. The Foundation aims to produce leaders who can bring positive change to their communities.
Type of Support
Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation provides grants to organizations to support educational and leadership initiatives, such as the construction of dorms for females in Bangladesh and the Revolving Leadership program in Cambodia. The grant amount varies according to grant terms and conditions.
Duration of Support
Varies according to grant terms and conditions.
Eligibility Criteria
● Applications should be submitted by a registered organization, i.e. scholarships are not offered on individual basis.
● Scholarships are to be offered to the underprivileged, i.e. low economic income, orphans, refugees, and Muslim minorities.
Application Procedures
● Applicants should send a letter of inquiry or a concept paper to:
P.O. Box 33, Riyadh 11321, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
● Upon identifying a match, a grant application form will be emailed to the applicant. Once completed, a 6- to 9-month review period will ensue. The board of trustees will meet on a quarterly basis for a final decision.
Ms. Halla Angawi, Assistant Executive Manager, International Projects