What We Fund

From preventing and treating neglected tropical diseases in school-aged children to providing critical maternal health services to families displaced by conflict, the Shefa Fund invests in partners who are leaders in ensuring that families and communities across the Middle East and the world can live healthy and fulfilling lives.

Our Grantee Partners

Amref Health Africa

Amref Health Africa increases access to equitable quality health services across the African continent and invests in achieving Universal Health Coverage.

In partnership with Gates Philanthropy Partners, the Shefa Fund bolstered COVID-19 response in Kenya, connecting low-income households with much-needed health insurance coverage.

Beit El Baraka USA

Beit El Baraka USA provides direct support to Lebanese families experiencing financial distress by refurbishing homes and small business, providing health care services, covering school tuition, and more.

The Shefa Fund supported emergency response to communities devastated by the explosion in Beirut in August 2020.

The END Fund

The END Fund works collaboratively with other non-governmental organizations, pharmaceutical companies, leaders from developing countries, and communities to prevent and treat five of the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

The Shefa Fund invested in mass drug administration efforts and house-to-house campaigns in Ethiopia and Yemen.

International Medical Corps UK

International Medical Corps UK (IMC) is a global humanitarian aid organization established by doctors and nurses serving communities impacted by war, natural disaster, and disease.

The Shefa Fund supported IMC’s work in Palestine and Yemen to provide primary and other essential health care services, and boost access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene—known collectively as WASH—to combat cholera.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), the oldest research and teaching organization in the field of tropical medicine, applies research innovations to improve the health of the world’s poorest people.

The Shefa Fund partnered with LSTM to develop new tools to protect people from human African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, and cutaneous leishmaniasis.

Save the Children

Save the Children aims to give all children a safe and healthy start in life through emergency relief, protection from violence, and health and education services.

With support from the Shefa Fund, Save the Children provided quality health and nutrition services to families, mothers, and children in Palestine.

The United Nations Children’s Fund

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) improves the health, nutrition, education, and development of children around the world.

The Shefa Fund supported UNICEF’s efforts, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), to procure and distribute polio vaccines for immunization activities under the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees USA

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees USA (UNHCR) is the agency dedicated to protecting the rights and improving the lives of refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people.

In partnership with the Shefa Fund, UNHCR provided lifesaving maternal and newborn health services among refugees in Jordan.

UNRWA USA National Committee

UNRWA USA National Committee (UNRWA USA) is a community of people and partners committed to showing Palestine refugees that Americans care.

With the Shefa Fund’s support, UNRWA USA has provided vital emergency food assistance to refugee families in Palestine.

United to Beat Malaria

United to Beat Malaria, formerly Nothing But Nets, is a grassroots campaign of the United Nations Foundation that advocates for malaria prevention through the distribution of mosquito bed nets to vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Shefa Fund aided Nothing But Nets in supplying displaced women and children in Central African Republic with bed nets and education on the prevention and treatment of malaria.

The World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is an agency of the United Nations focused on improving public health internationally to build a better, healthier future for people everywhere.

The Shefa Fund supported WHO’s partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative for polio vaccination efforts. The fund also helped introduce MenAfriVac, a vaccine to prevent meningitis A, to Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sudan, and The Gambia.

Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation

Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation aids Yemeni families affected by the country’s humanitarian crisis.

The Shefa Fund supported community workers delivering food and supplies to families located in hard-to-reach areas of Yemen.

1 Banner | Photo Credit UNHCR / Hannah Maule-ffinch

2 Introduction, 3-5 Granting | Photo Credit Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation