OVERVIEW: The Khaki Foundation was created to aid the most vulnerable members of society with essential needs and educational endeavors to alleviate poverty and suffering.
IP TAKE: Grantseekers working in global education may find a friend in Khaki. The foundation dedicates nearly 50 percent of its grants to education.
PROFILE: Established in 2003, the Khaki Foundation was founded by Microsoft veteran Jawad Khaki and his wife Kaniz. The foundation, which seeks to help “vulnerable members of our society with essential needs and educational endeavors to alleviate poverty and suffering,” invests in two areas of giving.
While the foundation dedicates nearly 50 percent of its grants in education, it also funds a range of global development projects, which includes orphan support; community centers; food, clothes and medical assistance; health; housing; refugee relief; women; and seniors. Its global grantmaking focuses on Tanzania, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, Ghana, India, Pakistan, and Iraq. Jawad himself was born in Tanzania.
Grants range from $7,671 to $97,321. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation awarded around $430,000. Past grantees include Health Tanzania Foundation, towards developing a “community self-help infrastructure in the Buguruni and Vingunguti Wards in the Ilala District of Dar es Salaam” ; University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and its Global Cancer Program; Muslim Advocates; Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania; and WIPAHS, toward working for orphans and education of needy students, and economically uplifting needy Mingoyo Villagers through small loans
The Khaki Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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