Stars Foundation's awards programmes support strong local civil society organisations responding to the needs of underserved children.
We reward effective, well-managed local organisations for their past work, shining a deserving spotlight on their success and providing support that lets them steer, sustain or scale their work on their own terms.
Our investments bring together philanthropy, the private sector and centres of research and technical expertise to develop game-changing initiatives to improve the lives of children.
This new area of our work helps to guide Al-Dabbagh Group companies in the innovation, incubation and delivery of development solutions.
The Ideas programme is where Stars gets more philosophical about the practice of philanthropy; where we discuss, debate, test, learn and connect with a global audience.
Posted by Angie on 11 Nov 2016
From the US Presidential elections, to Brexit and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the choice between going it alone or working collaboratively with other actors appears to be one of the dominant strategic issues of 2016. Perhaps unsurprisingly, international foundations too face this...Read more
Posted by Emma on 31 Oct 2016
The following 20 local organisations are being recognised for their work to improve the lives of girls. Award winners have demonstrated strengths in engaging girls in governance, programme design and decision-making to ensure that their work really is girl-led.Read more
Posted by Angie on 08 Sep 2016
Capacity-building support is vital in building the long-term resilience of civil society organisations. Yet despite this critical need, many organisations cannot find capacity building that works in their best interest, if they can find it at all.Read more