The total expenditure of the institution in 2016, amounting to 1.5 billion dirhams on various humanitarian, development and community initiatives, projects and programs benefiting 42 million people in 62 countries around the world.

Vibrant nations do not despair or avoid challenges… we are a nation that has never, and will never, succumb to adversity.
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Working for a humanitarian cause

Day after day, successive developments in humanitarian work confirm the urgent need for a large philanthropic framework which integrates resources and mobilises humanitarian, charitable and development work that aims to help others face today’s challenges.

We are dedicated to serving humanity and standing by those in need wherever they may be; we believe that our value lies in improving the lives of others, regardless of their colour, gender, religion, or sect.

Today, as we look back on our accomplishments in 2016, we feel a sense of pride in the difference that our humanitarian, charitable and community-based organisations have made to the lives of millions of people around the world; we share our numbers in the hope that others may be inspired to join us in our mission to serve communities in need.

I call on all our institutions to continue instilling goodness and hope, on behalf of the UAE, in every part of the world, and to be proactive in bringing about positive change and working to build a better future for all of humanity.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives

A comprehensive vision of humanitarian and development work

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) approach the various fields of humanitarian and development work in a comprehensive and integrated way that reflects the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid to harness our resources in order to improve the lives of others.

Some of the ways in which MBRGI accomplishes this include providing basic needs such as food and water, promoting tolerance, optimism and solidarity, embracing youth, supporting innovation, motivating inventors, and exploring the future and the business of hope.

These initiatives hold a special place in Sheikh Mohammed’s heart. Every day he teaches us the value of people and the importance of working to advance humanity, to invest in communities and to believe in the value of hope to grow nations. As His Highness says, “We cannot live and prosper without hope.”

MBRGI's vision is this – to spread hope, make a positive difference in people’s lives and build a better future for everyone.

Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees,

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives