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Community Foundation for South Sinai

Fox Camp, Wadi Shreij
St Katherine, South Sinai Egypt

Mission

To help Bedouin communities and all who care about South Sinai to improve Bedouin lives and livelihoods, carry the best traditions forward into the future, and safeguard South Sinai’s unique nature and heritage

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Most Meaningful Change

In the window of opportunity following the Revolution of 2011, we ran a series of meetings in 75 communities across the region. Led by trained Bedouin facilitators, the meetings were promoted well in advance and run separately for men and women, ensuring that everyone’s voice was heard. For the first time people talked collectively about the hopes and needs of their communities in the “new Egypt.” Altogether, 3,350 people attended-about 8% of the entire population-and with our support some 4,000 Bedouin registered as citizens during that period, entitling them to vote. There was an unprecedented turnout at the 2012 parliamentary elections, and a record 8 out of 12 MPs returned for the region were Bedouin. Twelve young Bedu stood as candidates, including three young women-unheard of in this very conservative society. We also ran 20 signed meetings for deaf Bedu, the first of their kind, attended by 400 people. Since then, many people, including women, have asserted their right to government jobs, and the 91% South Sinai turnout in the 2014 constitutional referendum suggests that the engagement of Bedu as active citizens, previously minimal, has really taken root.

2006 Year Founded
$42,833 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Population Area Served

50,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCommunity Foundation for South Sinai
Address 1Fox Camp, Wadi Shreij
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownSt Katherine
State / RegionSouth Sinai
ZIP / Postal CodeDid not answer
CountryEgypt
ContinentAfrica
Map Address (If Different)Wadi Shreij
Map City / Town (If Different)St Katherine
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone+0201003365369 / +447837401803
Emailhilarygilbert@hotmail.co.uk
Websitewww.southsinaifoundation.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Mohammed Khedr al Jebaali, Co-ordinator
Primary Contact’s NameHilary Gilbert
Primary Contact’s PositionChair
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2006
Mission StatementTo help Bedouin communities and all who care about South Sinai to improve Bedouin lives and livelihoods, carry the best traditions forward into the future, and safeguard South Sinai’s unique nature and heritage
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced50,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)2
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)30
Total Board Members5
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$50,833
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$50,833
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$42,833
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo but intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsDeclined
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingNo role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyFair amount of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityN/A
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsImportant but not central
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationFair amount
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsFair amount
International relationsLittle
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingFair amount
ChildrenLot
WaterLot
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefFair amount
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingLot
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyOccasionally
Loaned staffNever
ResearchOften
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsRarely
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting much worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting much worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting much worse
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting much worse
Value of community assetsGetting worse
Quality of the environmentGetting worse
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertySome important achievements
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesSome important achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsSome important achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesA few small achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsSome important achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important achievements
Gender equitySome important achievements
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsN/A
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentNot at all
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersN/A
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsVery helpful
Particular foundationN/A
Other organizationVery helpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleNo
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentVery important
More volunteersUnimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceNeither important nor unimportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesVery important
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsIn the window of opportunity following the Revolution of 2011, we ran a series of meetings in 75 communities across the region. Led by trained Bedouin facilitators, the meetings were promoted well in advance and run separately for men and women, ensuring that everyone’s voice was heard. For the first time people talked collectively about the hopes and needs of their communities in the “new Egypt.” Altogether, 3,350 people attended-about 8% of the entire population-and with our support some 4,000 Bedouin registered as citizens during that period, entitling them to vote. There was an unprecedented turnout at the 2012 parliamentary elections, and a record 8 out of 12 MPs returned for the region were Bedouin. Twelve young Bedu stood as candidates, including three young women-unheard of in this very conservative society. We also ran 20 signed meetings for deaf Bedu, the first of their kind, attended by 400 people. Since then, many people, including women, have asserted their right to government jobs, and the 91% South Sinai turnout in the 2014 constitutional referendum suggests that the engagement of Bedu as active citizens, previously minimal, has really taken root.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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