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The Emirates Foundation is a United Arab Emirates philanthropic organization, established by the Government of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2005 to facilitate new public-private initiatives for social betterment. The Foundation represents a unique multi-sector effort that offers a channel for individuals and organizations to give back to the community through six major programme areas. It manages an independent capital fund with donations from the private sector, the government and private individuals interested in philanthropy. The Emirates Foundation contributes to UAE society by supporting people, institutions and community organizations that contribute to the nation’s long-term progress and sustainability. It addresses important educational, cultural, environmental and social issues affecting people’s lives and aspirations. Its philanthropy helps to groom socially responsible individuals and to empower them to achieve their full personal and intellectual potential. The Foundation focuses on six core areas: Social Development, Education, Arts & Culture, Science & Technology, Public Awareness and Environment. In each area, the Foundation supports programmes that aim to achieve social balance and individual fulfillment. As a national initiative, the Foundation uses a variety of mechanisms to identify and support qualified individuals, organizations, and community projects in every region of the United Arab Emirates. The Foundation also administers key strategic projects directly – such as Takatof, which promotes volunteerism among young Emiratis – and Tawteen, which helps to improve occupational qualifications of young Emirati professionals. The UAE is a country with a great legacy of social and cultural values. The Emirates Foundation strives to promote these, as well as other traditions that can combine with today’s prosperity to engender a highly motivated, informed and goal-oriented nation. The Foundation also actively encourages the spirit and practice of volunteerism, while working to promote and build a commitment to service, particularly among young men and women. Through institutional grants, fellowships, research awards, and philanthropy-led initiatives in various key areas, the Emirates Foundation aspires to raise the profile of UAE peoples and their institutions, as well as the reputation of its corporate citizens. Its mission is consistent with the ideals of the nation’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Vision The Emirates Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for all people in the UAE. Through a variety of projects that stimulate intellectual and social growth, we aim to increase access to cultural, educational and technological resources, and foster increased participation in civic life. Mission Through the establishment of a sustainable public-private partnership, the Emirates Foundation seeks to continually benefit the United Arab Emirates through the development and support of community-based initiatives. The Foundation will: •Cultivate a supportive partnership between the public and private sectors to achieve increased social consciousness of vital community-related issues. •Progressively develop valuable community-based initiatives, programs and centers of excellence in support of our core areas of interest. •Foster, support and maintain long-term initiatives through the management and disbursement of our Endowment Fund



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