Jordan River Foundation is a Jordanian non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 1995 and Chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah with a mission “to engage Jordanians to realize their full economic potential and overcome social challenges especially child abuse.”
Driven by values of social justice, impactful interventions to alleviate poverty, and socio-economic empowerment - focusing on women and youth, JRF implements various programs to achieve its mission of transforming Jordanian communities.
It has been a major player in Jordan’s social and economic development, bringing forth over 20 years of experience to local community empowerment and child safety. JRF has also been supporting homegrown solutions that engage Jordanians and help them address local challenges. Most importantly, JRF places the wellbeing of children at the center of its development initiatives.
Since inception, the Foundation has initiated numerous socio-economic projects for women, which aim to provide employment opportunities that in turn enhance their livelihoods.
In tandem, these projects also work towards to enhancing women’s knowledge and skills in the production of traditional handicrafts, and in entrepreneurial skills. Such initiatives have succeeded in benefitting thousands of individuals, directly and indirectly, and today they continue to generate income for vulnerable communities and families across the Kingdom.
With the growth of the Foundation, and the evolvement of development in the Country, JRF has widened its approach to include sustainable community investments. By integrating and serving community development needs, the Foundation is now recognized nationally, regionally and internationally as an agent for positive change.
Locally, the Foundation has achieved acclaim and standing as a leading Jordanian institution that contributes to the social and economic well-being of citizens, and its activities have become models for emulation.
More importantly, the Foundation’s beneficiaries have proven to be a testament to the success of its programs, and are often acknowledged as "success stories".