What we’re experiencing with COVID-19 is unprecedented – both a health pandemic on a global scale and an economic crisis unlike anything in recent memory. Unfortunately, as is always the case, those being hit the hardest are the everyday people. Our thoughts go out to all the individuals and businesses who are struggling, all the health professionals, government leaders, and philanthropists striving to save lives, and all those who have lost loved ones during these trying times.
The MSFF vows to help those affected by coronavirus. Further information as to how we intend to support aid-workers, businesses, and individuals around the world will be available here in due course.
In the meantime, we hope that all of our partners, grantees, and friends remain safe, healthy, and hopeful.
We are a London based grant-making foundation funding charities and social enterprises around the world working in healthcare, education, international development, and arts & culture.
Our aim is to support dynamic charities and social enterprises that can see and build a path to positive social and environmental change.Learn more about the foundation
At the MSFF, we believe in helping give a voice to those most vulnerable.
It goes without saying that our impact is wholly due to our grantee partners, who change and save lives every day, all across the world. We are honoured to support their extraordinary visions and communities.Read about our key projects
In 2015, the MSFF launched its flagship Arab Women Filmmakers initiative at the Cannes Film Festival through a partnership with UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television. Together, we created the Hani Farsi Graduate Scholarship Fund that provides full graduate scholarships for a Master of Fine Arts in Directing to women from the Arab world.
This flagship was designed to achieve greater representation of women, particularly Arab women, in the film industry, and to give a voice to their unique perspectives and experiences.View our flagship programme
Over the last 10 years, the MSFF has been honoured to support the extraordinary work of 100 partners across 15 different countries.
Our partners inspire us every day, and we are delighted to commemorate this milestone with an Impact Report acknowledging their extraordinary work.
In October 2018 the MSFF celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary at Somerset House.Read more about the event here