Faizal and Shabana Foundation

The Faizal and Shabana Foundation was founded by UAE-based entrepreneurs Faizal and Shabana Kottikollon in 2007, following the part-sale of their business, KEF Holdings. The family-run organisation funds the rehabilitation of public schools in India, in addition to social development programmes, medical research and university scholarships. The foundation also invests in humanitarian relief, and supports low-income workers in the UAE. The foundation is registered in Bangalore, India.

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Education
  • Arts and culture

Focus populations

  • Young adults
  • Older adults
  • Seniors
  • Adolescents
  • Preteens
  • Children
  • Infants and toddlers
View more View less

Focus geographies

  • Africa
    • Uganda
  • Middle East
    • United Arab Emirates
  • South Asia
    • India
View more View less


  • Care and Caress
  • School for Life
  • American University of Sharjah
  • Al Jalila Foundation
  • All Indian Association of Welfare of Artisans and Craftsmen
  • Government of Tamil Nadu
  • Government of Kerala
  • Partners in Change
View more View less


  • School building and rehabiltiation programme (India)
  • Krishnagiri community project (India)
  • Teacher training (India)
  • Humanitarian response progammes (India, Nepal, Philippines, Haiti)
  • University scholarship programme (UAE)
  • Education programming (Uganda)
  • Women's welfare (India)
  • Medical research grants (UAE)
  • Charitable donations to needy individuals (UAE)
View more View less
View more View less


Funding model

  • Corporate
  • Private

Primary funders

  • Kottikollon family
  • KEF Holdings

Types of funding and awards

  • Cash grants
  • Foundation-administered programme awards
  • Grants to Individuals
  • In-kind gifts
    • Donated equipment
  • Pro bono services
  • Employee volunteer services


Key staff

  • Dr. Joseph Sebastian, director

Board members

  • Faizal Kotikollen
  • Shabana Faizal

Contact details

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 index@Circlemena.org