King Khalid Foundation

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King Khalid Foundation
Founded 2001[1]
Founder The Family of King Khalid
Focus Capability Building, Research, NPO Support, Restoring the History of the late King
Location
Area served
Saudi Arabia
Method Donations, Grants, Training, Research
Key people
Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Vice-Chairman
Banderi A.R. Al Faisal, Director, Board Member
Employees
20-30

The King Khalid Foundation is a charitable organization established in Saudi Arabia in 2001 by the family of the late King Khalid, who ruled the country from 1975 until his death in 1982.

The Foundation is a royal, family-run organization and is managed by a Board of Trustees composed of a minimum of nine (9) and maximum of eleven (11) members. The Board of Trustees is the highest authority, which draws up the general policies and specifies the Foundation’s functions for the purpose of attaining its objectives and supervises its implementation. The Foundation has been managed since inception by the Director General, Princess Banderi A.R. Al Faisal.[1]

Overview

Since establishment, the Foundation has accomplished a number of development and research projects through funding social and economic development projects including training, capacity building, research, and policy development programs; and by awarding the most outstanding citizens and corporations for their contribution to the social and economic development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.[2]

Projects

  • Development and implementation of "The KKF Model for Community Development in the Qilwah Province" which is the first time in the country that a local community has been engaged in actively identifying and advocating for their development needs.
  • Implementation of a number of training and capacity building programs, such as “Capacity Building in the Social Participatory Development field,” dedicated to building and transferring knowledge related to sustainable development and governance.
  • The establishment of the "Saudi Bee-keepers Cooperative" as a model for small businesses to work together for their mutual benefit.
  • The “Warmth Campaign” – the first emergency relief project of its kind designed to help the areas of the country affected by extreme cold weather.[1]

Research

  • “Women and Child Abuse Prevention Law” which has been adopted by the Government of Saudi Arabia - the first time the legislation developed and proposed by an NGO has been adopted by the government.
  • A research study into developing an "Islamic Orphans Village Organization"[3]

Program Department

King Khalid Foundation’s Program Department aims to provide funding and support for training, capacity building, technical assistance, community development and emergency relief projects in the field of social and economic development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Program Department consists of three specialized Centers each focusing on a different aspect of social and economic development:

Nonprofit Organization Support Center (NPO) Projects Support Center (PSC) Emergency Support Center (ESC)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "مؤسسة الملك خالد الخيرية". King Khalid Foundation. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  2. ^ "مؤسسة الملك خالد الخيرية". Kkf.org.sa. 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  3. ^ "مؤسسة الملك خالد الخيرية". Kkf.org.sa. 2012-06-26. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
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