This fund is used in case of emergency situations in Lebanon where Act For Lebanon partners with different non-profit organizations on the ground based on the nature of the emergency and the specific needs.
Funds Raised: $1,843,450
Arcenciel is a Lebanese based non-profit NGO, which supports Lebanon’s most underprivileged and marginalized communities, regardless of religion, political affiliation or nationality. Since its inception in 1985, Arcenciel’s mission in Lebanon has been to promote diversity, integration and development through 5 core programs: Agriculture & Environment, Mobility & Health, Responsible Tourism, Youth Empowerment, and Social Support.
Funds Raised: $67,196
Azahir is a new community-based Lebanese NGO working in the marginalized areas of northern Lebanon to empower vulnerable youth, provide education & psycho-social support to children in need, and create safe spaces and social cohesion inclusive of Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian populations. The mission is to enhance community resilience and self-productivity of deprived communities in Akkar and North Lebanon and thereby promote stability in a high-risk area. Azahir runs regular programs at its two community centers including youth trainings, psycho-social support workshops for children, remedial education, and social cohesion and life-skills building through sports and cultural activities.
Funds Raised: $59,400
The Baalbeck Community School (BCS) project, which was established in 2006 between Act for Lebanon – Lebanon Chapter, and Dr. Abbas Yaghi, is not only seen as an educational institution through which concepts such as democracy, transparency, rule of law, good governance and tolerance could be taught, but also as a platform through which the re-emergence of civic action could be supported. In addition to the regular educational programs, the school is also acting as a community center for citizens of Baalbeck to work together for change and development. Students have access to computers, interactive boards and TVs as a learning tool to develop skills and attitudes necessary to think independently and to function confidently and productively in today’s technologically changing society. This has positioned BCS ahead of all competition available on the educational scene in the Bekaa and particularly in Baalbeck allowing it to keep future generations in touch with advancement and modernity.
Funds Raised: $407,000
Baalbeck lnternational Festival aims at promoting Lebanese and global culture through performance art (music, dance, theatre). lt takes place every summer in the Roman temples of Baalbeck, with few additional cultural events in Beirut during the rest of the year. The Festival was founded in 1956 as no-profit organization and has since introduced Lebanese, Middle Easterners and tourists from all over the world to the best art performances.
Funds Raised: $24,222
The Lebanese Center for Palliative Care – Balsam – is a non-governmental organization that works to relieve patient suffering and improve quality of life by providing medical services as well as psychological, social, practical, and spiritual support within the family and home environment.
Funds Raised: $16,500
Beirut DC is a cultural association for the development of independent Arab cinema. Founded in 1999, Beirut DC aims at promoting and enhancing a creative cinematic movement in the Arab World through production, promotion and training.
Funds Raised: $3,130
Since 2015, the environment in Lebanon has been paying the price with one of the most severe sanitary crises that the country has ever known. We are far from hopeful. However, some still believe in a better tomorrow. They’ve already taken action. They plant trees, turn trash into gold, deal with the waste crisis or convert the sun into energy. Their Lebanon, tomorrow’s Lebanon, is the one we all dream of.
Boukra (“Tomorrow”) is a feature-length documentary that seeks to address Lebanon’s severe sanitary crisis by raising awareness about the environment. It will be produced by Philippe Aractingi and filmed by award-winning Lebanese documentary filmmaker, Carmen Labaki, with the participation of famous Lebanese actors and actresses, including George Khabbaz and Nada Abou Farhat.
Inspired by the French movie “Demain” by Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent, Boukra wants to stir feelings of belonging and hope and urge Lebanese citizens to act and mobilize. The film will give a voice to the many Lebanese citizens who believe in tomorrow and who have already taken action at the grassroots level in favor of the environment.
Boukra is a not-for-profit documentary. It will be distributed free of charge in Lebanon to cinemas, TV stations, on the web and in schools and universities. Boukra is a movie that speaks to our children and to those who still believe in a better tomorrow for Lebanon.
Funds Raised: $249,000
Catharsis-Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy was established in 2007 to offer Drama Therapy services to the community in accordance with the highest ethical standards, providing a powerful tool to explore and deal effectively with the issues identified by a wide range of clients, especially the marginalized and disadvantaged communities in crisis, such as survivors of trauma, substance abusers, prison inmates, individual and mental illness, refugees, survivors of abuse, older adults and at-risk youth.
Funds Raised: $100,000
CDDP was founded in 1981 by Dr. Danielle Pichon to offer educational psychology services in Lebanon and the Middle East, and to assist children, teachers and parents by providing psychological assessment, advice, education, training and therapy for children with mild to severe learning disabilities.
Funds Raised: $150,000
The Chronic Care Center is the first philanthropic medical institution of its kind in Lebanon and the Middle East. Founded in 1992 and officially inaugurated in June 1994, the Center is a medico-social institution aiming at maximizing quality of health care and social support to children affected by Thalassemia and Insulin-Dependent Diabetes.
Funds Raised: $10,630
One in 4 Lebanese will suffer from a mental illness sometime during his or her lifetime. If left untreated mental illness can result in serious disabilities and even death. However, due to the stigma and social taboos surrounding the subject of mental health, many people who need treatment will not seek it.
Embrace is a non-profit organization (NGO) which works to raise awareness around mental health in Lebanon and the Middle East. Embrace launched as an affiliation with the Department of Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) back in 2013. As of August 2017, Embrace became an official registered NGO in Lebanon. It is a one of a kind charitable and fundraising initiative for mental illnesses. Embrace seeks to inform and support people who need help by dispelling the myths and misinformation that surround mental illness. Embrace provides information about the resources available to people who live in Lebanon. Embrace also raises money to help provide needed treatment and care for people who cannot afford it. In addition, in September 2017, Embrace launched the first national suicide prevention helpline in Lebanon.
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Fondation Liban Cinema (FLC) plays a powerful and effective federating role in the Lebanese audiovisual industry, by supporting the development of a competitive Lebanese film industry and establishing Lebanon as a prominent international production location.
Funds Raised: $1,425
Gift of Life Lebanon, a chapter of Gift of Life International (GOLI) is a non-political, non-religious, non-sectarian, non-profit program that partners with rotary clubs, organizations, and individuals worldwide to provide help for children with heart disease through pediatric cardiac surgeries, pre and post care, and awareness campaigns in remote villages in Lebanon.
Funds Raised: $22,328
Child abuse is a pressing issue that has long been neglected, especially in Lebanese society where child labor, child prostitution and child marriage continue to exist. Himaya is a Lebanese non-governmental organization dedicated to making child protection a right across the country. It offers children the life skills they need to defend themselves against physical abuse, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Himaya also supports survivors of abuse and gives them the psychosocial support they need to overcome their experiences.
Funds Raised: $20,000
Amidst the most daunting refugee crisis seen so far in the 21st century, Intaliqi was founded in 2013 to support displaced Syrian women in Lebanon. In community, the women of Intaliqi have been provided with resources and skills enabling them to achieve self-reliance and create a ripple effect of change within their families and wider communities.
Funds Raised: $50,000
The Lebanese Organization of Studies and Training known as LOST works to Empower and engage people in Lebanon to live in dignity and peace based on the respect, protection, and fulfillment of Human Rights. Works particularly with women and youth to create a more developed and equitable society through reducing poverty, eliminating exclusion, and fostering a culture of peace.
Funds Raised: $205,307
LebMASH, founded on Sept. 4th 2012, is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, registered in Lebanon, and governed by a board of directors that includes Lebanese health professionals based in Lebanon, the United States and Canada. LebMASH aims at advancing sexual and reproductive health for all individuals in Lebanon, with particular focus on LGBT and other marginalized populations in Lebanon.
Funds Raised: $10,000
The Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies is dedicated to research about Lebanese immigrants in the US and throughout the world, and to preserving and sharing that knowledge with the scholarly community and general public.
Funds Raised: $125,000
Founded in 1993, Mountada Al Moukaadin is dedicated to assisting handicapped people by providing free of charge assistance.
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The New York Arabic Orchestra is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and New York City’s leading institute in classical and contemporary Arabic music, directed by world-renowned virtuoso and educator, Bassam Saba. Their mission is the preservation and promotion of classical and traditional Arabic music through concerts, new compositions and education, and stand for Arabic music as a gateway to understanding and embracing Arab culture. The NYAO annual programming vision includes a concert series throughout the NY Metropolitan area and Northeast, workshops throughout the Northeast, and semester-long music classes in New York City.
Funds Raised: $327,107
SANAD is an independent non-governmental non-profit organization established in January 2010. SANAD provides comprehensive home-based hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families while preserving their dignity and enhancing the quality of their remaining life.