Al Alfi Foundation

Founded in 2008 by Moataz Alalfi, Al Alfi Foundation aims to foster an enabling environment for the realisation of a knowledge-based economy in Egypt. The organisation invests in human capital development through education, leadership, and entrepreneurship programmes providing training and scholarship opportunities for talented individuals, educators, researchers and scientists in STEM fields. In addition, it supports capacity building initiatives for teachers, school principals and education-focused NGOs. Since its inception, the foundation has granted more than 7,404 fellowships and it is the first Egyptian foundation to support Ph.Ds. and research at international universities.

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Education
    • Adult education
    • Higher education
      • Graduate and professional
    • Elementary and secondary education
      • Middle school education
      • Secondary education
      • STEM education
    • Vocational education
    • Student services

Focus populations

  • Refugees and displaced people
  • Students
  • Teachers

Focus geographies

  • North Africa
    • Egypt


  • Educate Me
  • Injaz Al Arab
  • Egypt Foundation for Medical Education


  • Gifted Youth Programme
    Aims at ensuring that talented students receive education, encouragement, and support to grow. The programme identifies gifted junior students in STEM majors and offers the high-achievers scholarships to further pursue their studies.
  • Innovation and Leadership Programme
    Fosters young STEM entrepreneurs, provides them with the skills and know-how necessary to pitch their start-ups to potential investors and connects them with business stakeholders and mentors.
  • Educators Empowerment Programme
    Provides educators with specialized training sessions, enrollment in accredited certifications and opportunities to participate in global competitions and international conferences. This programme also offers scholarships for advanced study levels as well as workshops that improve teacher skills.
  • NGO Capacity Building Programme
    Aimed at enhancing the larger development ecosystem and supporting other Egyptian NGOs so that they are better able to create impactful projects to help achieve sustainable development.
  • Magdi Yacoub Fellowship
    This fellowship programme sponsors the research team of Aswan Heart Foundation to pursue their medical research in top world universities and research centers, to enhance their research skills and experience and transfer this back to the prominent Aswan Health Centre in Egypt.


Funding model

  • Private

Primary funders

  • Moataz Alalfi

Types of funding and awards

  • Cash grants
  • Foundation-administered programme awards
  • Grants to Individuals
  • In-kind gifts
  • Programme related investment
  • Matching grants


Key staff

  • Nermeen Abou Gazia, chief executive officer

Board members

  • Founder and Chairman, Moataz Alalfi
  • Vice Chairman, Adel Alalfi
  • Member, Saeed Alalfi
  • Member, Ahmed Alalfi
  • Member, Nermeen Alalfi
  • Member, Dr. Hany Helal
  • Member, Dr. Moataz Abdel Fattah
  • Member, Mohamed Farouq Hafez
  • Treasurer, Maha Ahmed
  • Secretary, Kamal El Maadawi
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