About the Award


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About King Khalid Award

King Khalid Award has been designed as one of the programs of King Khalid Foundation to be an effective and comprehensive change and development tool, that focuses on honoring social initiatives, non-profit institutions, and private sector organizations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Award targets distinct initiatives who innovate solutions for social challenges, applying sustainability pioneer practices in businesses and the outstanding management performance that is reflected on community service. It seeks to create a stimulating environment for giving, raise the level of performance efficiency, and promote sustainable development while working to expand the scope of influence. The Award also seeks to promote strategic thinking. ​

General Objectives

The award aims at increasing the impact of non-profit organizations, private sector and voluntary initiatives on community development.


Speech of HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz

In the name of God, the most merciful, most compassionate; thanks to God who guided us to stay ahead in doing the good deeds, and peace be upon our prophet Mohammed who taught us an educational and social approach by saying: "Best of you all is he who be best for his family, and I am the best of you for my family". May God bless the soul of the late King Khalid bin Abdul Aziz, who acted upon the commands of his Lord and followed the path of his Prophet, peace be upon him. In continuing this award, we endeavor to complete his trip and follow his steps towards the true Islam approach.

The King Khalid Foundation places the human being in the first place of its focus range since he represents the principal element for achievement of the aspired effects. It endeavors to contribute to the building of a modern community where opportunities grow and get rewarded and where its members always seek development and prosperity as envisaged by King Khalid bin Abdulaziz "May God bless his soul" in his famous say: "We are keen to build a strong economic base relying upon the Saudi human being in whom we shall build the capacities and capabilities needed to deal with the achievements of the era, which capacities and capabilities have reached a high level of performance. The Board of Trustees of the KKF decided to launch an award in the name of King Khalid "May God bless his soul" which shall include several branches, namely:

Development Partners Award,Non-Profit Organizations Excellence Award,Sustainability Award

The award honors outstanding social activities and initiatives that inure to the benefit of the country and citizens and contribute to the advancement of its social institutions. We are confident, with the help of Almighty Allah, that this award will contribute to the stimulation of national achievements and charitable development acts for the service of the community and achievement of the aspired sustainable development as aspired by our wise leadership.

In conclusion, I would like to express my thanks and gratitude, in my name and on behalf of the members of the Board of Trustees of King Khalid Foundation and the members and staff of the Award Board, to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the Crown Prince, for honoring this award and support of the Foundation work.

We pray to the Almighty Allah to bless them in their mission and guide everyone to the right way.​

Faisal Bin Khalid Bin Abdulaziz

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, King Khalid Foundation
Chairman of King Khalid Award Board

Speech of the Award Secretary General

In the name of God; thanks to God and peace be upon his messenger, prophet Mohammad, his descendants, companions and followers.

The late King Khalid bin Abdulaziz, may God bless his soul, was well known for his piety and keenness to charitable deeds; he was also characterized for his love to his country and its people. In following his path and good deeds, and in honor of the king who loved people and was loved by people, his wife, sons and daughters have decided to establish an award bearing King Khalid’s name, which aims at continuing his reputable path and reflect his approach, may God bless his soul, in taking care of and serving the Saudi community.

The King Khalid award is an award that’s offered to outstanding initiatives and distinct organizations that bring benefit to the country and citizens and contribute to the advancement of the Kingdom’s social and development institutions so as to form another block in the King Khalid Foundation edifice.

The award consists of three branches: Development Partners Award, which is awarded to outstanding national initiatives that have contributed to the development of Saudi community, Non-Profit Organizations Excellence Award, which is awarded to societies and charities that are able to achieve their goals through the best use of available resources and in an effective way, which helps to create a giving- motivating environment that contributes to the facing of community issues and challenges. It also aims at promoting development work through the outstanding performance of non-profit organizations, and the Sustainability Award, which is awarded to private sector organizations that apply best practices in support of sustainable development and commitment to social responsibility.

King Khalid Award makes available all administrative and technical capabilities to achieve the objectives of the award and uses the distinguished scientific competencies of experienced and competent individuals to develop strategies, work plans and evaluation criteria for the award. Specialized scientific committees are assigned the arbitration work of all nominations for the King Khalid Award.

Secretary General of the Award

Saud bin Abdulrahman Al-Shammari

Award Board Members

HRH Prince Faisal Bin Khalid

Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Award Board

His Excellency Dr. Tawfeeq Bin Fawzan Al-Rabia

Minister of Hajj and Umrah

His Excellency Dr. Majed Bin Abdullah Al Gassabi

Minister of Commerce

His Excellency Dr. Saud Bin Sa’eed Al-Mathami

Secretary General of King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity "MAWHIBA"

Her Excellency Dr. Thuraya Bint Ahmed Obeid

Head of Evaluation Committee for Development Partners Award Branch.

His Excellency Mohammed Bin Abulmalek Al-AlSheikh

Minister of State, Member of the Council of Ministers, Member of the Council of Economic and DevelopmenAffairs

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