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El-Hibri Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-16

At A Glance

El-Hibri Foundation

(formerly El-Hibri Charitable Foundation)

Ibrahim El-Hibri Bldg., 1420 16th St. N.W.

Washington, DC United States 20036-2202

Telephone: (202) 387-9500


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $45,095,258

Total giving: $465,000





Additional Contact Information

Nomination inquiry: (202) 244-0951,


Established in 2001 in DC - Giving back to the community and the fundamental belief in charity continues to be an essential and integral part of the El-Hibri family tradition. Proud of the legacy of charitable works by his family, in 2007, the late Mr. Ibrahim El-Hibri, made a substantial gift to the foundation to ensure that its beneficial work continues. Today, under the direction of his son, Fuad El-Hibri, the foundation seeks to help the less fortunate, bring about lasting change in interfaith understanding and global peace, and improve our world. It is in the tribute of Ibrahim El-Hibri’s memory and the great work he did that the headquarters building has been named in his honor

Purpose and Activities

The foundation provides grants promoting peace and respect for diversity to publicly funded, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations based in the U.S. for project support, organizational operating costs and capacity building. In 2015, the foundation identified 3 focus areas for their grant funding: 1) Demonstrating the impact of peace education on youth through careful assessment; 2) Understanding the relationship between peacebuilding, the social neurosciences and experimental psychology; and 3) Disseminating information about the shared values of the Abrahamic traditions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam. .

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to graduate students with demonstrated commitment to the field of peace education and conflict transformation. An annual peace prize award to an outstanding scholar, practitioner or policymaker.

Mosaic Initiative

Envisioning a world in which respect for human dignity, equality and appreciation of diversity are cultural norms, the foundation hosts interfaith events and sponsors activities throughout the year that promote interfaith understanding and build respect among communities of faith and goodwill. The initiative focuses on supporting interfaith dialogue and understanding between Islam and the West and the Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam). The foundation believes that education and outreach among the Abrahamic faiths and sharing world views can expand trust and help foster consensus-building and reconciliation to create a more civil society. To that end, the foundation supports the development of new collaborations to address the global challenges that compromise the human condition and the ability of all to enjoy the highest quality of life. This initiative promotes respect for diversity through programs, events and activities. It focuses on fostering interfaith dialogue and action. See foundation web site for further information.

Peace Education Prize

The prize is designed for individuals who have demonstrated the effectiveness or impact of peace education initiatives or programs as a tool of peace building, raised public awareness about the positive impact of peace education programs and activities, encouraged the widespread adoption or integration of peace education values and curricula, activities or programs in schools or community settings. The prize recognizes individuals for their noteworthy or influential contributions to the field of peace education. The Prize carries a $30,000 award and is presented at an annual event in Washington, D.C.

Peace Education Scholarship

Three scholarships in the amount of $5,000 is awarded to students who are either U.S. or non-U.S. citizens, and are enrolled in the first year of a graduate degree or certificate program relevant to peace education or conflict transformation in an American university. Eligible university degree or certificate programs consist of a minimum of four graduate courses that the student must complete in order to earn a degree or certificate. Students applying for a scholarship may be cross-registered at another university. Applicant must have graduated in the last two years with an undergraduate degree, have prior academic track record of high achievement, including a minimum 3.5 GPA earned from an undergraduate degree.

Fields of Interest

  • Community service for youth
  • Conflict resolution
  • Cultural awareness
  • Ethnic museums
  • Human rights
  • Interfaith
  • International peace and security
  • Islam
  • Leadership development
  • Minority rights
  • Psychology and behavioral science
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Theology
  • Women's rights
  • Youth development
  • Youth organizing
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children and youth
  • Females
  • Religious groups
  • Students
  • Young adults
  • Multipurpose centers

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $45,095,258 (market value)

Gifts received: $27,462

Expenditures: $2,068,106

Total giving: $465,000

Qualifying distributions: $1,867,532

Giving activities include:

$430,000 for 13 grants (high: $90,000; low: $3,000)

$35,000 for 4 grants to individuals (high: $20,000; low: $5,000)

$501,634 for 3 foundation-administered programs