About the Award

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Development Partners Award

An overview of the award

The King Khalid Foundation believes that there are numerous social initiatives and projects that play a significant role in providing solutions to address social and economic issues and challenges within Saudi society. The Development Partners Award aims to honor and support social initiatives and projects that have contributed innovative solutions to social or economic challenges in the Kingdom. These initiatives or programs are designed to have a sustainable social impact.


Targeted Categories

  • Voluntary Social Initiatives (for Individuals or Groups)
  • Non-Profit Initiatives (Endowment Institutions)
  • Social Entrepreneurship Initiatives (Social Enterprises)

Features of the Award

For Participants:​
  • Priority consideration for acceptance into the Social Entrepreneurship Project for outstanding initiatives, subject to meeting eligibility and criteria.
  • Attendance of distinguished initiative owners at the awards ceremony under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
  • Invitation to participants to attend a capacity-building workshop organized by the award in coordination with the relevant evaluation consultancy.
  • vitation to participants to attend sustainability workshops offered by the foundation to increase partnership opportunities and enhance the sustainability of social initiatives.
  • Regular publication of newsletters on social media accounts featuring winning initiatives and top-performing ones, aimed at raising awareness about voluntary initiatives and social entrepreneurship.
  • Provision of performance scorecards to participants to increase opportunities for development, improvement, and raising the quality and sustainability of social initiatives, thereby maximizing their impact.
The Winners:
  • First Place: A golden shield and a cash prize of 250,000 Saudi Riyals.
  • Second Place: A silver shield and a cash prize of 150,000 Saudi Riyals.
  • Third Place: A bronze shield and a cash prize of 100,000 Saudi Riyals.
  • The winners will be honored at the awards ceremony under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.


Evaluation criteria and conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

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