Background & Objectives
Chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) was established in 1995 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization.
Over the past 24 years, JRF has been instrumental in helping Jordan’s vast local communities realize their potential as proactive citizens contributing to their social, economic and familial prosperity by focusing on the following areas:
JRF has been a prominent advocate of social justice, poverty alleviation, and the economic independence of Jordanians and refugees alike; through a series of award-winning community empowerment and child safety programs.
JRF believes in supporting homegrown solutions that are designed to engage local communities and help them address their challenges while placing the well being of children at the center of its empowerment vision.
JRF realizes its mission of empowering communities and promoting child safety and protection through a variety of integrated programs; adopting international best practices in assessment, implementation and quality control. A holistic approach applied to JRF’s development programs has helped the Foundation excel locally and regionally as a best practice model.
Program beneficiaries remain the biggest testament to JRF’s impact and its role in creating sustainable livelihoods for individuals and communities, as well as promoting child safety and sound parenting practices.
In 2018, 37,960 children have received child protection services, 7,905 professionals and community members received specialised training, and 189 employment opportunities have been created through the foundation's community-focused programs.
“This job saved my life. It took me years to secure a steady income, and I’ve never had health insurance or a social security account before. It’s as if I've risen from the ashes.”
- Freeha, a Syrian Refugee in Jordan