Qudurat aims to maximize the social impact of NGOs in Lebanon to ensure that the most vulnerable populations are not left behind. We provide technical and financial support to local NGOs across Lebanon. We also partner with universities and the private sector with the objective of encouraging high-skilled professional volunteering to the third sector. In addition to working with NGOs, universities and corporations, Qudurat also works with donors to guide their assessments of local NGOs.
Qudurat was founded in 2020 by a group of like-minded Lebanese professionals who believe in the importance of amplifying the social impact of the third sector.
The Qudurat Small Grants Program, which provides technical and financial support to local NGOs, was launched in response to an unprecedented economic and financial crisis. Lebanon is on its way to becoming the country with the highest debt-to-GDP ratio and the government is on the brink of bankruptcy. The population is facing hyperinflation, large-scale layoffs and a dramatic increase in poverty.
This dire situation is disproportionately harming Lebanon’s most vulnerable populations, including the poor, single-headed households, orphans, the elderly, people with disabilities, and prisoners.
Local NGOs play a key role in providing essential services to these populations. These NGOs are now facing important challenges, including unreliable governmental funding and limited access to institutional donors. Qudurat was established to strengthen the resilience of local NGOs to face these pressing challenges, without interrupting their services to the most vulnerable populations.