Our Partners

The great level of success we have reached and have always been approaching is, and will never be, a solely achieved goal. We have been and will always be proud of having our partners, whom without which, contributing to the community and making a change would have never been achieved.

Non Governmental Organizations

Abd Allah Al Nadim foundation
Al-Mofid Association for Development and Training
Al-Noor Magrabi foundation
Al-Thahnaa Community Development Association
ASDAA Association for serving the hearing impaired
Assiut Business Women Association
Assiut Childhood & Development Association
Association For MSE Development
Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women
Association for Women Development "Hayaty"
Association of Upper Egypt for Education & Development
Best Enterprise Support Tools
Business Women Association for Development in Kafr Sheikh
Business Women Association for Society Development in Sohag
Business Women's Association for the Development of Small and Medium Industries
Care With Love in Egypt
Center for Egyptian Woman's Legal Assistance
Community Development Association in Industrial housing
Community Development Association in Refa’ah
Coptic Evangelical Organization For Social Services
Development  No Borders Association
Development Association for Empowering Persons with Special Needs (DAESN)
Egyptian Family Development Foundation, Aswan
Egyptian Red Crescent
El Bara2m Association
El Mabara Association
El Raedat Association For Development
El-Sadat Association for Social Development & Welfare
Family & Environment Development Association
Fathet Kheir Association
Fawakhria Association for the Development of Small and Medium Industries
Friends of Cancer Patients Society
Future Eve Foundation
Future Generation Foundation
General Egyptian Society for the Talented
Heliopolis Assocation
Hope Village Society
Masr El Mahrousa Association
Merghem Industrial Zone Investors Association
National Egyptian Development Association
New Horizon Association for Social Development
Pioneers Development Association in Arish
Roia Association for Social Development
Rural Community Development Association
Salama Moussa Foundation for Education and Development
Shabab Misr Association
ST. Mark Development Association
The Alliance for Arab Women
The Association for the protection of the Environment,(A.P.E)
The Association of Hepatic Patients Care
The Evangelical Association for human service
The Regional Association for Development and enterprises in Sohag (RADE)
Think & Do foundation for development
Together We Can Association
Village of Hope for Development and Rehabilitation Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
Wadi El Nil Association for Protection of Quarry Workers
Young Men Christian Association

Private Sector

Ahram Beverages Company
Al-Salam Hospital, Mohandiseen
Apache Corporation
Arab Office for Law
Asile International Geriatric Center
Center for Development Services
Center for Institutional Development
Egyptian Cement Company
El Gouna Paul Rahn Hotelschule
National Steel Fabrication Company
Orascom Construction Industries
Orascom Hotels and Development
Orascom Telecom Holding Company
Rotary Club Sporting in Alexandria
The Egyptian Fertilizers Company

Governmental Institutions

Directorate of Health, Aswan
Directorate of Health, Minya
Directorate of Health, Qena
Directorate of Social Affairs, Alexandria
Directorate of Social Affairs, Kalyobiya
General Authority for Literacy and Adult Education, Alexandria
Governorate of Aswan
Governorate of Cairo
Governorate of Minya
Governorate of Qena
Graduate Youth Authority
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Social Solidarity
National Council for Childhood and Motherhood
Preventive Medicine Unit of the Ministry of Health

Educational Institutes

America- Mideast Education & Training Services, Inc.  AMIDEAST
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport
Berlitz Language Center
Center for Psychological Services, Faculty of Letters, Ain Shams University
Faculty of Agriculture, Minya University
Faculty of Economics & Political Science, Cairo University
Faculty of Engineering, Banha University
Faculty of Law, Alexandria University
Faculty of Nursing, Ain Shams University
Faculty of Nursing, Assiut University
Faculty of Nursing, Cairo University
German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, DAAD)
German Hotel School El Gouna (Deutsche Hotelschule El Gouna)
Higher Institute for Social Services, Alexandria
Higher Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University
Istituto Salesiano “ Don Bosco"
Learning Resource Center (LRC)
London Forum
Ministry of Higher Education
Nursing Training and Continuing Education Center, Cairo University
Queen Mary College, University of London, United Kingdom
Sadat Academy for Management Sciences

International Partners


In 2005, SFSD was granted Special Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in recognition of our commitment to many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that United Nations member states have agreed to achieve by 2015.


In 2008, We concluded a protocol with Springboard-Educating the Future for a grant of USD3.5 million to promote the sustainability of the Girls’ Education Initiative of the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM).

Springboard - Educating the Future is an American non-profit organization established in 2004 to fulfill the vision of Raymond Plank, chairman and founder of Apache Corporation, to provide educational opportunities to underserved populations.

Our partnership with Springboard has supported the educational opportunities for 5,000 young girls attending 200 Apache-built, one-room schools in remote rural areas where girls traditionally have been deprived of educational opportunities due to geographic, social and economic constraints.


In 2009, the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development was elected to membership of the board of the Arab Foundations Forum (AFF), representing Egypt. The AFF was established to meet the need for a networking structure in the region, to strengthen the capacity and infrastructure of strategic philanthropy. It links grant-making foundations in the Arab region and promotes transparent communication between different foundations, both regionally and internationally.

This pan-Arab Forum works towards collaborating with its partners to fulfill its vision, especially in the fields of youth, education, employment and the environment. The goal is to strengthen and maximize social development in the region. Initiatives include creating a network for partners to share information, fostering dialogue, and supporting the mobilization of private capital for public benefit. 

The solid foundations upon which AFF has been built, allowed for its subsequent rapid growth and global positioning. Collaborative agreements have been concluded with international institutions like:



SFSD signed a cooperation agreement with UNICEF on January 8, 2013 to establish "Schools for Egypt" in the rural Upper districts of Assiut and Sohag. SFSD leadership gift of $2,250,000 USD (14,490,000 EGP) over 4 years (2013–2016) will help ensure the most marginalized children receive a quality primary education.


We signed a partnership agreement on April 12, 2012 with the UNDP and a number of international organizations including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the United Nations for women, and the British Department for International Development to implement a range of development projects in Upper Egypt. The five-year partnership, comes under an overall project entitled “Egypt Network for Integrated Development (ENID),” funded at a total value of LE 28.250 million. ENID aims to create a viable process for the identification of problem areas and for the dissemination of solutions to selected national problems in an integrated process.


In 2012, SFSD joined the World Bank's Development Marketplace (DM) program which will award a number of grants and provide technical support to organizations with a demonstrated potential of creating jobs in the agribusiness sector and handicrafts.  

For this particular DM, the World Bank and its partners have committed $1.875 million. The International Finance Corporation (IFC),  among other partners, will offer training to finalist and winner projects .

Other international partners in Egypt DM include: