The Seeds of Opportunity Fund, housed at the Center for Arab American Philanthropy, was established by Dr. Adnan Hammad to support programs working towards recovery, medical relief and empowerment of refugees in the Middle East, research and education, and advocacy work.
The Middle East region has faced an increase of disasters and emergencies in recent years that have negatively impacted millions of people, particularly refugees. In light of the significant challenges, there has been a surge of global relief and recovery programs aimed to help refugees recover and thrive.
The Seeds of Opportunity Fund will support organizations assisting refugees with medical and nutrition needs, education, human rights advocacy, and more.
Further, this fund seeks to improve refugee wellness through scientific research about coping mechanisms, mental health, and more. The fund will support research and capacity building efforts such as conferences and workshops aimed at improving understanding and making policy change to improve health in refugee communities.