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Helping communities transform themselves

We do not define people by their problems, but by their potential.  That’s why we invest in training, job creation, and businesses aimed at helping communities transform themselves.  It’s also why we support and showcase art and artists to inspire and nurture people worldwide.

Pioneering positive change in the communities we serve – and far beyond.

Established in 2003, Community Jameel is a social enterprise organisation that operates a wide range of initiatives which promote and contribute towards positive societal change and economic sustainability.  From our headquarters in Saudi Arabia, we coordinate programmes focusing on the social, cultural, educational, and economic development of individuals and communities in the Middle East region and beyond.  

These projects are developed with real people and with the same care that we would apply to our own families rather than considering anonymous and impersonal statistics.  To do this, we focus our work on upstream solutions, not just downstream problems: we strive to prevent problems and effect change at the source.

We celebrate the men and women who, with our help, transform their lives and their communities, rather than celebrating our own achievements.


We give people the power to improve their lives and the lives of those around them.


We aspire to give everybody the chance to help to build a better world.

Our Global Reach

The geographic reach of our programmes and initiatives extends considerably further than the Middle East region. Working with our international partners, we seek to address and research solutions for challenges affecting communities around the world, such as hunger, poverty, unemployment, and food and water security.

  • Saudi

    Saudi Arabia (CJ)

    Bab Rizq Jameel
    Jeddah Sculpture Project
    Saudi Injaz
    ALJ Hospital
    Tanweer Program
  • morocco


    Bab Rizq Jameel
    Grameen Jameel
    Children with heart disease
  • usa

    USA (J – PAL)

    J-Pal Office

  • turkey

    Turkey (BRJ + GJ)

    Bab Rizq Jameel
    Grameen Jameel

  • britain

    United Kindgom

    1001 Inventions
    Jameel Gallery at V&A
    Jameel Prize

  • egypt


    Bab Rizq Jameel

    Grameen Jameel

  • yemen

    Yemen (GJ)

    Grameen Jameel

  • tunisia


    Grameen Jameel

  • south-africa

    South Africa (J – PAL)

    J-Pal Office 

  • lebanon

    Lebanon (GJ)

    Grameen Jameel

  • cyprus

    Cyprus (GJ)

    Grameen Jameel

  • india

    India (J – PAL)

    J-Pal Office 

  • jordan


    Grameen Jameel
  • france


    J-pal Office 

  • emirates

    United Arab Emirates

    1001 Inventions
    Dubai Museum
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