Al Jisr Foundation

Al Jisr Foundation is a private, nonprofit charitable organisation that aims to create strategic impact through sustainable programs in health, education and social welfare. It was established in 2010 to continue the legacy of the late Sheikh Saud Salim Bahwan Al Mukhaini, founder of the Saud Bahwan Group conglomerate in Oman. The Al Jisr Foundation operates wholly on Zakat funds with the intention of breaking poverty cycles through strategic healthcare and education initiatives.

Related sustainable development goals

  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Development
  • Education
    • Elementary and secondary education
      • STEM education
  • Health
    • Diseases and conditions
      • Heart and circulatory system diseases
    • Out-patient care
      • School-based health care

Focus populations

  • Low-income people
  • Orphans
  • Widows and widowers
  • Working poor

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • Oman


  • Al Ihsan Association
  • Al-Quds University
  • Oman Charitable Organization (OCO)
  • Petroleum Development Oman
  • UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • World Health Organisation (WHO)


  • Covid-19 emergency relief programme
    An initiative launched to support families affected by the pandemic through distribution of medication, food, and payment of utility bills.
  • Health promoting schools
    In partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education, this initiative aims to create a healthier environment and lifestyle in schools and in society to improve educational outcomes among children. To ensure sustainability, the initiative also focuses on improving students’ life skills such as leadership, teamwork and creative thinking by focusing on behaviour change and supporting better collaboration between the schools and their communities.
  • Medical equipment provision
    The foundation has donated medical equipment - such as fumigation machines, endoscopy towers, and an echo colour doppler machine - to hospitals in Oman.
  • National nutrition campaign
    In partnership with Oman's Ministry of Health, the foundation implemented a three-year National Nutrition Campaign (NNC) , to address malnutrition and change dietary patterns in children, adolescents and adults in the country.
  • Ramadan programmes
    Annual iftar events and activities for members of the communities they support. Through these programmes, the foundation has delivered more than 50,000 Iftar packs.
  • Save hearts project
    By offering three cardiovascular fellowships to qualified doctors, this programme aims to enhance the quality of healthcare system and improve the research found on cardiovascular diseases within Oman.
  • Sawi initiative
    A logo design competition in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development, aimed at engaging the community to empower people with disabilities by promoting and marketing their products and services.
  • Stability programmes
    This aims to improve the standard of living and welfare for families on social security and from low income backgrounds, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development. The project provided basic electrical appliances such as air conditioning units, fridges, washing machines and cooking ranges.
  • STEMinds
    In partnership with the Ministry of Education, Al Jisr Foundation is running “STEMinds” to instill a culture of research and innovation among Omani youth in the field of science, technology and innovation. YouThinkers joined as a technical partner to implement this initiative.


Funding model

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

Primary funders

  • Al Mukhaini family

Funding source

  • Corporate
  • Fundraising
  • Government
  • Private


Key staff

  • Mira Al Busaidi, executive director
  • Dina Al Khalili, general manager

Board members

  • Fawziya Saud Salim Bahwan Al Mukhaini, chair
  • Anisa Saud Salim Bahwan Al Mukhaini, deputy chair
  • Mira Al Busaidi
  • Nouf Abdullah Al Hosni

Contact details



  • Al Jisr Information Package 2018