Impact Lebanon

Impact Lebanon is a UK-registered nonprofit formed in 2019 by members of the Lebanese diaspora, following prolonged anti-government protests in the country. Its mission was to promote community activism and support creatives and entrepreneurs within Lebanon, at a time of both political and financial instability. In 2020, it raised more than $6m to support grassroots NGOs and social enterprises repairing Beirut after the port blast and in 2022, it launched an endowment fund to pay for university scholarships for low-income Lebanese students.

  • Organisation type Non governmental organisation (NGO)
  • Year founded 2019
  • Headquartered London
  • Registration United Kingdom
  • Website

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Education
    • Higher education
    • Education services
      • College preparation
      • Tutoring
    • Student services
  • Human services
    • Youth development
      • Youth mentoring
      • Youth services
      • Civics for youth
    • Special population support
    • Free goods distribution
    • Food aid
    • Thrift shops
  • Community and economic development
    • Economic development
      • Community improvement
        • Housing rehabilitation
  • Public safety
    • Disasters and emergency management
      • Civil protection
      • Disaster reconstruction
      • Disaster relief
  • Public affairs
    • Leadership development
    • Democracy
  • Arts and culture
  • Information and communications
    • News and public information
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Focus populations

  • Young adults
  • Victims and oppressed people
  • Homeless people
  • Students
  • Emergency responders
  • Adolescents

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • Lebanon
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  • Capacity Building
    Equipping individuals and initiatives with the necessary tools to become functional and impactful - including initiatives like EduPact, the Mentorship Program and Dikkeni.
  • Partner-support & Crowdfunding
    Initiatives that aim to support partner NGOs in Lebanon through volunteers lending their expertise as needed. An example of this is the Environment Academy. Impact Lebanon has also launched a few crowdfunding efforts to assist NGOs in Lebanon with their provision of humanitarian support.
  • Civic Engagement and Awareness
    Community initiatives to promote civil engagement including Sawti, Wijhet Nazar and Tarbileb
  • The Impact Lebanon Foundation Scholarship Fund
    New for 2022, this is a crowd-funded endowment to pay for scholarships for Lebanese student to pursue courses at the American University of Beirut, Université Saint-Joseph, and the Lebanese American University. Through a mix of regular small donations and larger HNWI gifts, Impact Lebanon is looking to fund at least 150 scholarships per year.
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Funding model

  • Fundraising
  • Private

Primary funders

Types of funding and awards

  • In-kind gifts
  • Programme related investment
  • Employee volunteer services


Key staff

  • Mobilisation and partnerships director, Rima Mokaiesh
  • Mobilisation director, Georges El Khoury

Board members

  • Director and company secretary, Manal Khoury
  • Reem Akl
  • Tariek Cheaib
  • Patricia El Jichi
  • Georges El Khoury
  • Agatha Ezzedine
  • Rola Hage Ali
  • Karine Massad
  • Rima Mokaiesh
  • Sahar Soueid
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