Philanthropic initiatives are funded, undertaken or inspired by members of royal families around the world. Alliance associate editor Andrew Milner profiles royal philanthropy in its various shapes and forms
The Noor Al Hussein Foundation, Jordan
The Noor Al Hussein Foundation, founded by Royal Decree in 1985 and chaired by Queen Noor, is the implementing arm of the King Hussein Foundation’s community development initiatives. Its aim is to bring about lasting change in underprivileged communities by creating economic opportunities, building the capacity of those communities for self-reliance and improving livelihoods. Its programmes are in the areas of poverty alleviation and job creation, access to microfinance, the establishment of income generating enterprises for communities, and sustainable community development generally. Notable among them is the Women and Girls Empowerment (WAGE) initiative.