Overview

Community Jameel advances science to help communities thrive in a rapidly changing world.

An independent, global organisation, Community Jameel launched in 2003 to continue the tradition of philanthropy and community service established by the Jameel family of Saudi Arabia in 1945.

We support scientists, humanitarians, technologists and creatives to understand and address pressing human challenges. The work enabled and supported by Community Jameel has led to significant breakthroughs, including the Jameel Clinic's discovery of the new antibiotic Halicin, critical modelling of the spread of COVID-19 by the Jameel Institute at Imperial College London, and a Nobel Prize-winning experimental approach to alleviating global poverty developed by the co-founders of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).

A tradition since 1945

In 2020, the Jameel family marked 75 years of business and philanthropy by committing to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. For more about the past 75 years, and the family's vision for the future, visit jameel75.com.