Shefa Fund

The Shefa Fund is the first donor collaborative based in the Middle East to foster collaboration between philanthropists and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Launched in 2013, the Shefa Fund concept was sparked during a conversation between Khaled and Olfat Juffali and Bill Gates. Together, the Juffalis created the vision for the Shefa Fund and have encouraged collaboration with like-minded philanthropists who are interested in improving the lives of those most in need. It is currently being run as a Donor Advised Fund (DAF).

  • Organisation type Donor-advised fund
  • Year founded 2013
  • Headquartered London
  • Registration United Kingdom
  • Website

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Health
    • Diseases and conditions
    • Medical specialities
    • Healthcare access
    • Medical support services
    • Public health
      • Communicable disease control
      • Epidemiology
      • Water access, sanitation and hygiene
  • Public safety
    • Disasters and emergency management
      • Disaster relief

Focus populations

  • Low-income people

Focus geographies

  • Africa
  • North Africa
  • Middle East
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Yemen


  • The End Fund


  • Maternal health
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis A
  • Emergency relief
  • Polio
  • Sleeping sickness
  • Water and sanitation
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
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Funding model

  • Private

Primary funders

  • Juffali family

Types of funding and awards

  • Cash grants


Board members

  • "Khaled Juffali
  • Dana Juffali
  • Olfat Al-Mutlaq Juffali

Contact details

Further information

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