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MFD Overview
Starting out as the Mansour Charity Foundation in January 2001, the Mansour Foundation for Development (MFD) was the first donor NGO to be fully funded by an Egyptian family. Through its strong dedication to social development in Egypt, MFD is considered one of Mansour's approaches to responsible business practices. It is involved in the welfare and socio-economic development of Egyptian society through a variety of methods, and is strongly dedicated to the eradication of illiteracy, poverty, and disease to effectively contribute to the development of Egyptian society.
Mission, Vision & Values
Social responsibility is built on passion, commitment and duty. MFD is determined to not just assist community development, but to advance and build society by offering individuals and institutions the widest possible range of development programs, mainly in education, health, and capacity building.

MFD’s vision is to become the ultimate role model for a foundation that lives up to its promises, and takes pride that funding comes from Egyptian corporations. 

As a corporate foundation, MFD’s core values come from business ethics. Business thinking, models and disciplines are applied to development programs to ensure that the best aspects of the private sector are applied to civil society.

Strategies
As human beings are the mind of its business model and the heart of its philanthropy programs, MFD strategies are set with a strong wish to develop society, based on community-driven projects.

MFD applies its business management model, thus seeking development projects that fulfill social responsibility whilst also abiding to business principles that govern its activities.

In terms of whole project life cycle, MFD uses standard regulations and procedures that ensure utmost quality and credibility.
MFD excels in transferring management know-how to other civil society partners, being involved in the planning, execution and evaluation of activities in order to maximize project outputs.   

That's what sets it apart from other traditional foundations as its role extends beyond grant giving.


Objectives
* Upgrade facilities and the educational buildings.
* Support underprivileged students.
* Provide scholarships for both local and international study.
* Prevent girls from dropping out of education.
* Help eradicate illiteracy.
* Develop health facilities.
* Provide medical treatment.
* Provide technical support for NGO employees.
* Enable certain marginalized sectors educationally and economically.
* Support people with special needs in the field of sports.

Global Presence and Recognition
Recently, MFD started taking its first steps towards regional and global recognition.  On the regional level, the Foundation is becoming a board member in the Arab Foundations Forum (AFF). On the international level, the Foundation is signing technical support protocols with international development institutions such as: UNIFEM, WHO, UNDP, and the Social Enterprise Alliance in the USA.

The Foundation has received several certificates of recognition:
* Letter of Recognition from Luxor Governorate - June 2009
* Certificate of Recognition from United Nations Information Cairo - Oct 2009
* Certificate of Recognition from the World Health Organization - March 2010
* Letter of Recognition from the Ministry of Social Solidarity - April 2010
* Letter of Recognition from Giza Governorate - March 2010
 
The Foundation has also been invited to participate in round table discussions, as well as conferences, both locally and internationally, to demonstrate its model of developing a social investment framework.

Members
Top Management Members List :

1. Mohamed Mansour - President 
2. Youssef Mansour - Vice President 
3. Yasseen Mansour - General Secretary 
4. Mohamed Ismail Mansour - Board Member 
5. Mostafa Abboud - Board Member 
6. Rania Hamoud - Managing Director 
7. Salah Shaarawy –Treasurer

2009 Programs and statistics
In 2009, MFD implemented three core programs serving more than 23,000 beneficiaries in five governorates. It successfully spotted and promoted two main causes: cancer patient care and special need athletic sponsorship. Moreover, MFD participated in social interaction events and mobilized social media to create more visibility.

Programs: 
 * Bridges Crossed…Dreams Fulfilled 
 * Hand in Hand 
 * Mansour Young Business Awards 
 * Alziniya Medical Unit  
 * Empowering the Microcredit Sector 
 * Renovation of the Diagnostic Radiation Section 
 For more information please visit: www.mfd-eg.com

Partners

The Mansour Foundation for Development is dedicated to cooperating with the leading civil corporations and foundations in the field of development. The selection its partnerships is made according to a certain assessment set by MFD to ensure the credibility of the partners.


The Association for the Advancement & Enhancement of Women (ADEW)

This association aims to empower women and advance their roles in society. ADEW adopts the following programs to achieve its aim: small loans legal awareness and assistance, medical care, The Arab Woman Speaks, Girls Dreams, eradication of illiteracy and family violence, and community organization.

A number of 228 employees work for the Association in five different branches including 16 offices.


Special Care Committee – Alexandria Sporting Club

The idea of the formation of a team of the special needs Club’s members was created in 1997 and originated by Mrs. Olfat Salem, who has a long history with voluntary and charity societies. The first team started in 1998 and comprised 7 players in track and field, followed by a growing number of participants in the swimming team, then subsequently basketball and table tennis - all of the aforementioned during only its first ten years. The team participated in several local and Arab championships, and came first in most of them.


Future Generation Foundation (FGF)

FGF was established in 1998 and is dedicated to providing quality educational opportunities and building the skills necessary for youth to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.

FGF's Youth Academy develops the skills of young public university graduates in order to develop a self-empowered young generation by granting them the opportunities, tools, and resources to start their own business, and/or match them to adequate employment opportunity, thus contribute positively to the community.

FGF currently operates in 18 governorates in Egypt, serving over 5,000 young public university graduates annually, and has empowered over 40,000 young public university graduates with the skills deemed imperative by the job market today.


National Tumor Institute:

The National Tumor Institute has been around for more than fifty years in its aim to help in the control of cancer tumors, provide care for the patients – free of charge – as well as enrich the medical field with important scientific researches to fight this disease.

In view of the tight budget and limited financial resources, the Institute depends on charity donations as a basic element to continue in the provision of its valuable services to the Egyptian Society.

 

The Women’s International Peace Movement

This is the first international peace movement in the Middle East that aims to enable women to participate in peace support activities, enhancing human security, and realizing her full potential in all areas, whether in terms of solution-finding, or in the post-war reconstruction operations.

The Suzan Mubarak Movement, the first women’s international movement in the Middle East, was established in 2002 as a non-merging, non-government organization with an executive office in Cairo. The movement is considered the link between the effective and influential organizations in the field of achieving peace, and the advancement of a peaceful culture.


The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Cairo:

The United Nations cannot reach its purposes if the people of the world are not fully informed of its aims and activities. The Department of Public Information was established in 1946 at the first session of the General Assembly. The Department was requested to open branch offices to ensure that people in all parts of the world receive the most complete information possible on the work of the United Nations.

Located in over 60 countries, these field offices of the Department of Public Information help local communities obtain up-to-date information on the Organization and its activities.  UNICs helps people all over the world to be heard, as well as to better understand what the United Nations is doing to make a difference in their lives.


Ministry of Social Solidarity

Since its establishment in 2005, the Ministry of Social Solidarity has been providing various developmental services and technical assistance, in addition to the national development goals that the ministry adopts. They adopted a “Learning for a Better Life” program that achieved an 85% success rate in two of the poorest governorates. 

 

Luxor Governorate

Luxor governorate has been an Egyptian governorate since December 7, 2009, holding a population of around 452,000. It’s considered a city of distinctive character and holds a special status in Egypt due to its reputation as an 'open museum', displaying some of the most precious Egyptian artifacts all over its beautiful streets.

 

National Council for Childhood and Motherhood

The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) was established in 1988 through Presidential Decree No. 54 as the highest government authority entrusted with policy-making, planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating activities in the areas of protection and development of children. The jurisdiction of the NCCM extends to all government bodies, including the Ministry of Justice, as well as NGOs on both the national and local levels. The decree establishing the NCCM stipulates that its declarations are mandatory, and that NCCM's decisions are final and binding for all ministries.


Lead Foundation

Established in 2003, Lead is a non-profit NGO initiated by some of Egypt’s leading private sector businessmen. Headed by Mr. Mohamed Mansour, Lead surfaced to the world of philanthropy with an objective to play an active role in the economic and social development of Egypt. 

Lead believes that the best means of responding to the general social needs is through identifying the most effective interventions that would likely have positive impacts on social and economic sectors. The organization focuses on reaching out directly to two segments of the society most in need of empowerment: poor and low-income entrepreneurs, and women. Through The Microenterprise Individual Lending Program and The Blossoms of Goodwill Group Lending Program, Lead successfully reaches out and provides for its target groups. 

In a relatively very short period, Lead has grown to become the second largest microfinance institution in Egypt in terms of outreach with over 192,000 active clients as at the end of June 2010, of which 83% are women. Since its inception, Lead has given in excess of 1.2 million loans to over 500,000 different clients with a total value of EGP 1.1 billion.

Awards and Certificates 

* Lead was ranked 10th in the Microfinance International Exchange “Mix Market” Global 100 Institutions in the World for 2009. 

* The Foundation won the JPMorgan / Women’s World Banking MFI competition on “Optimizing Capital Structure” held in New York in March 2010, which was judged by a panel of JPMorgan’s Senior Management 

International Partners 

Taking its role seriously and with the utmost passion, Lead received support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under a cooperative agreement signed in 2003 to establish and operate a sustainable microenterprise activity for poverty alleviation. It is also partners with Women’s World Banking (WWB) and Sanabel – Microfinance Network of Arab Countries. 

 For more information, please visit: www.lead.org.eg


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