The Mohamed Shafik Gabr Foundation in Egypt focuses on education (with over 17 primary schools sponsored by the Foundation and several initiatives involving support to the American University in Cairo, the Massachusettes Institute of Technology, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore and other educational programs), health (over 80,000 patients treated), anti-human trafficking, emergency aid, food, sports, culture and womens' issues. The Foundation is also launching the first free health and dental clinic in Mokattam this year.
The Shafik Gabr Foundation seeks to promote greater mutual understanding between young emerging leaders of the United States and Egypt in various disciplines including arts and sciences, law, entrepreneurship and media. Established in 2012 in response to the erosion of sympathy and understanding between the Arab world and the West, the Foundation sponsors exchanges and supports joint projects that impact the Fellows’ peers and communities; and encourages collaboration in efforts towards mutual understanding. The Foundation works in partnership with other charitable organizations, corporations and individuals to renew and strengthen ties that have bound together Eastern and Western nations over many centuries. In the United States, the Foundation also supports epilepsy research, children with cerebral palsy, educational sponsorships and other special projects.