AlMuhaidib Social Foundation

A foundation based in Saudi Arabia that focuses on early childhood development, education, shelter, children with disabilities. The foundation, set up by the Al Muhaidib Group conglomerate, also has a centre for children with Down syndrome, supports people to go on pilgrimages, funds humanitarian relief efforts and helps the elderly and other vulnerable groups.

  • Organisation type Company-sponsored foundation
  • Year founded 2014
  • Headquartered Dammam
  • Registration Saudi Arabia
  • Website

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Education
    • Early childhood education
    • Elementary and secondary education
      • Special needs education
  • Health
    • Diseases and conditions
      • Genetic conditions and birth defects
        • Down syndrome
    • Mental health care
  • Human services
    • Youth development
      • Youth services
      • Community service for youth
    • Special population support
    • Food aid
    • Food banks
  • Community and economic development
    • Economic development
      • Employment
      • Rural development
      • Community improvement
  • Philanthropy and public policy

Focus populations

  • Seniors
  • Parents
  • Caregivers
  • Low-income people
  • Unemployed people

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • Saudi Arabia


  • Hiba Down Syndrome Centre
    Considered one of the largest projects in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia, Hiba is also the first comprehensive and specialised centre in the education and rehabilitation of children with Down syndrome in the area. It provides educational, training, and rehabilitation programmes.
  • Playing Together
    A series of model parks that bring together children with special needs with other children through play. The objective of the park is to socially integrate children of all backgrounds and abilities to foster an environment of empathy, healthy communication, and cognitive development.
  • Etaam Society
    The foundation helped establish Etaam Society to help reduce food waste and establish a number of food banks across the country.
  • Al Taibeen Diwaniyah
    A gathering place for the elderly residents of the Social Welfare Home in Damman.
  • Housing projects:
    The foundation funded the construction and restoration of several housing and shelter projects for low-income families in Saudi Arabia.
  • Umrah Al Alam
    A programme supporting Muslim pilgrims to visit Makkah and perform Umrah.
  • "Samtan" show
    The foundation sponsored the production of a television show from 2014 to 2015 to highlight social issues affecting the Arab world through non-verbal skits.
  • CSR programmes
    In cooperation with Al Muhaidib Group, the foundation launched corporate social responsibility programmes to support employees and the community through volunteer activities. One of the programmes is the Personnel Fund, which aims to support employees in times of need, be it for health, education, or emergency purposes. Other activities include blood donation campaigns and CPR and first aid training.
View more View less
View more View less


Funding model

  • Private
  • Corporate

Primary funders

  • Al Muhaidib family
  • Al Muhaidib Group

Types of funding and awards

  • Grants to Individuals
  • In-kind gifts
    • Donated equipment
    • Donated land
  • Programme related investment
  • Pro bono services
  • Employee volunteer services


Key staff

  • Chairperson, Isam bin Abdulkadir Al Muhaidib
  • Executive director, Sarah Essam Al Muhaidib
  • Secretary-General, Ahmed Saleh Al Ramah

Board members

  • Chairperson, Isam bin Abdulkadir Al Muhaidib
  • Vice president, Abdul Hamid Sulaiman Al Muhaidib
  • Treasurer, Fawaz Khalid Al Bawardi
  • Member, Abdullah Emad Al Muhaidib
  • Member, Youssef Fouad Al Saleh

Contact details

Further information

Related sustainable development goals

Data has been collected directly from featured organisations, their websites, or from publicly available sources. To be considered for inclusion in the database, or to update or modify information about a featured profile, please get in touch at