Innovation and creativity combined with a spirit of giving to help build peaceful prosperity.
Sandooq Al Watan is a private sector, not-for-profit, philanthropic organization with a significant endowment approaching AED one billion.
We use this endowment to invest in programs and initiatives aimed at addressing three big challenges currently faced by the people of the United Arab Emirates.
We provide funding and support for initiatives that contribute to the economic and social development of the United Arab Emirates and that increase the participation of Emiratis, particularly young Emiratis in the private, social and creative sectors of the economy.
We support creative people, innovative organizations, and impactful enterprises to help prepare Emiratis for increased economic and social participation in the emerging knowledge economy as the United Arab Emirates pivots away from hydrocarbon dependence.
We are focused on empowering Emiratis to help solve wicked problems and confront big challenges that currently lack impactful solutions.
We choose to invest in initiatives that are expected to have the biggest impact.
H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan
H.E. Dr. Khalil Mohammed Sharif Foulathi
H.E. Dr. Amina Abdulwahid Al Rostamani
H.E. Ahmad Than Almatrooshi
H.E. Dr. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri
H.E. Dr. Hawaa Saeed Al Dahhak Al Mansouri
H.E. Saeed Sultan bin Rashed Al Dhaheri
H.E. Talal Shafiq Abdullah
H.E. Mohamed Taj Al-Deen