The Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation’s mission is to invest in the future of the United Arab Emirates by investing in its people. The Foundation is a philanthropic, non-profitable organization founded in 2010 by H.H. Sheikha Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan.

The Foundation employs strategic philanthropy to achieve the greatest possible social impact; creating real and lasting change in the community and the initiatives it supports. Actions are driven by goals and targets, recognizing that to advance solutions we need to implement multiple, inter-linked tactics and measure the impact of our strategies. The Foundation also recognizes residents are key protagonists in social advancement; therefore we focus heavily on building their capacity by creating educational opportunities for them, and providing them with the opportunity to build skills, expertise and networks.

The Foundation develops, supports and funds strategic initiatives in the areas of arts, culture, heritage; education; and health. The Foundation also organizes a speaker series; Muntada, that serves as a platform showcasing innovative thinking and the world’s best practices around important themes and trending topics. In addition, the Foundation supports initiatives outside of these areas to explore new areas of possible interest and future development.