Foundation Partners


The END Fund is a collaboration between some of the most progressive philanthropists around the globe, coming together to form a private initiative aimed at tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

(NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affect over 1.6 billion of the world’s most impoverished people, including 875 million children. They cause severe pain, long-term disability, and are the cause of death for over 500,000 people per year. Amongst children, infection leads to malnutrition, cognitive impairment, stunted growth, and the inability to attend school. Adults suffer from social isolation and are unable to work, and anaemia caused by NTDs increases the risk of maternal mortality. Nasser & Rula Watar Foundation have invested in supporting End Fund goals and global health movement in countries affected by NTDs. Together both foundations aim to raise awareness in order to combat and eradicate preventable diseases.

The End Fund Website


The Shefa Fund is a collaborative giving initiative between Middle Eastern philanthropists and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The goals of the Shefa Fund are encapsulated in its name which in Arabic means wellbeing or wellness, in addition, the fund is grounded in the tenets of Zakat, especially the duty to assist persons living in extreme poverty. Through its collaboration with the Gates Foundation, the Shefa Fund offers Middle Eastern donors an organised, transparent, and effective vehicle to help millions of people in Africa and the Middle East, lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. Nasser and Rula Watar Foundation have partnered with Al Shefa Fund to improve people’s health by supporting the development of low cost and field tested vaccines, treatments and other technologies that target diseases that disproportionately affect the very poor.

 Shefa Fund Website


The University of Southern California is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles — a global center for arts, technology and international business. It is home to the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and 21 exceptional academic schools and units. USC has also been a proud and active member of its community since 1880 with dedicated efforts in supporting healthy, vibrant and engaged communities around its University Park and Health Sciences campuses. To this end, USC supports families and youth, promotes small business development and economic growth and instills in its students a profound commitment to participate in civic life. Nasser and Rula Watar Foundation have supported initiatives which empower members of this community and continue to support USC programs.

 USC Website

Nasser and Rula Watar Foundation logo

The Watar Foundation has also initiated some projects in the Philippines in 2011. Its aim was to reach out to orphaned children between the ages of 6-12 years old.

What started out as merely a group of 20 children, the team is now supporting seventy-five children under its educational and rehabilitation programs from various children’s institutions such as Dar Amanah Children’s Village Foundation, SPECS Foundation and SOS Children’s Village.

Dar Amanah Children’s Village Foundation Inc. (DACVFI) is a non-profit, non-stock, non-government organization and the only Muslim social welfare institution here in Luzon as per DSWD records. It provides a temporary residence, para-parental, educational and social care to orphaned Muslim children in a Muslim family-like environment.

 Dar Amanah Children’s Village Foundation Inc.

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