Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting - 24/11/2013
HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Alwaleed Philanthropies headed a meeting with Board Members of “Alwaleed Philanthropies” at his offices in Riyadh. Members of the Board included HH Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of Alwaleed Philanthropies, Ms. Muna AbuSulayman Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, Dr. Sheikh Ali Al Nashwan, Religious Advisor and Ms. Nada Al Sugair, Executive Director Finance and Administration.
The agenda of discussions focused on the current projects of Alwaleed Philanthropies, future strategic plans to develop existing projects and introduce new ones. In addition, the Board Members touched upon the overall impact of the activities of the Foundation on alleviating poverty, responding to natural disasters, and the promotion of cultural initiatives.
As an extension of Prince Alwaleed’s commitment to improving the world “Alwaleed Philanthropies” was institutionalized and obtained its license in 2009 from the Ministry of Social Affairs. In the past 30 years of charity and humanitarian work HRH has donated approximately SR 9 billion to this cause.
The Foundation encourages and supports organizations, studies, and academic centers focusing on empowering Saudi women, alleviating poverty, upgrading services provided to the population, and other social infrastructure issues that face the country. The Foundation is also directly involved in major projects that provide direct aid to the citizens of Saudi Arabia ranging from medical aid to housing where hundreds of housing units have been provided to poor families as part of a 10 year project. Other projects the Foundation is involved in include the distribution of electric generators to remote villages and, printing and the translation of the holy Quran into 13 languages.
HRH’s philanthropic grants and donations over 90 countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe; from Gaza to The Gambia. HRH had established three Foundations to handle his philanthropic activities across the globe under the slogan “Commitment Without Boundaries”: Alwaleed Philanthropies in Saudi Arabia Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation in Lebanon. His Foundations work locally, regionally and internationally to combat poverty, strengthen interfaith and intercultural dialogue and empower women and youth.