About MFA

The Makassed Foundation of America (MFA) is a non-profit philanthropic organization created in 1999 to support the underprivileged communities in Lebanon.

The Association seeks to increase public awareness in the U.S. about the social, medical, cultural, and environmental issues facing Lebanon, and to engage Americans in supporting MFA’s humanitarian projects.

With its office in Washington D.C. and board membership spread throughout the U.S., MFA acts as a bridge between the people of America and the people of Lebanon.



MFA aims to advance education, empower women and youth, and provide health care and medical assistance for underprivileged communities in Lebanon. Due to continuous instability in Lebanon and the Near East region, many families are witnessing economic hardships which limit their ability to secure good education and health care to their children. The Makassed Foundation aims at assisting in securing appropriate services to a growing sector of the Lebanese population.