At the Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation, we envision a world of equal opportunity and prosperity.

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Our story

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.

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Helping to provide access to affordable solar lights in rural communities across Africa
Photographer: Patrick Bentley

Enriching the lives of others

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.

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Students enjoying their mid-morning porridge at Wakadogo School, Uganda
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Our flagship programme

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.

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Farah Shaer, UCLA Hani Farsi Graduate Scholar

A Decade of Difference

Over the last 14 years, the MSFF has been honoured to support the extraordinary work of over 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
Farah Shaer, Hani Farsi, Dean Terri Schwartz, Hanadi Elyan