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Waqfeyat al-Maadi Community Foundation

9 Osman Towers, Cornish el Maadi
Cairo, Maadi 11143
Egypt

Most Meaningful Change

We advocated to put a new clause in the constitution of Egypt which has a long-term positive effect, and we contributed positively to the new NGO law. We coordinate the work between all the NGOs in our area, selected by the local authorities and delegated by the rest of the NGOs to lead this process. We started an inspiring project to allow participatory work under the name “My Neighborhood Project,” and created many new jobs for marginalized communities.

2007 Year Founded

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Population Area Served

1,200,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationWaqfeyat al-Maadi Community Foundation
Address 19 Osman Towers, Cornish el Maadi
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownCairo
State / RegionMaadi
ZIP / Postal Code11143
CountryEgypt
ContinentAfrica
Map Address (If Different)
Map City / Town (If Different)Cairo
Map State / Region (If Different)
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)
Map Country (If Different)Egypt
Phone201001611709
EmailMdaly@aucegypt.edu
Websitewww.alwaqfeya.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Iman Hussein, Manager
Primary Contact’s NameMarwa El-Daly
Primary Contact’s PositionChairperson
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2007
Mission StatementDid not answer
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced1,200,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)6
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)5
Total Board Members7
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
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 activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodLots of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyFair amount of time
InternationallyVery little time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationCentrally important
Board reflective of community diversitySlightly important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
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 cultureLot
EducationLittle
EnvironmentLot
HealthLittle
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsLittle
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLot
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityFair amount
Information technologyFair amount
Strengthening local or regional governmentFair amount
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLot
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesLot
Job trainingLot
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOften
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyOften
Loaned staffOccasionally
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDid not answer
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting much better
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting better
Value of community assetsGetting better
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 equityDid not answer
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 groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesMuch achievement
Appropriateness of public policiesMuch achievement
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityMuch achievement
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsMuch achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityMuch achievement
Gender equityMuch achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingMuch achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsVery helpful
Particular foundationDid not answer
Other organizationDid not answer
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 peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery unimportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentVery unimportant
More volunteersVery unimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceVery unimportant
Better local culture of givingVery unimportant
Stronger civil societyVery unimportant
More responsive authoritiesVery unimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe advocated to put a new clause in the constitution of Egypt which has a long-term positive effect, and we contributed positively to the new NGO law. We coordinate the work between all the NGOs in our area, selected by the local authorities and delegated by the rest of the NGOs to lead this process. We started an inspiring project to allow participatory work under the name “My Neighborhood Project,” and created many new jobs for marginalized communities.
 

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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

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