Jordan River Foundation (JRF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 1995 with a focus on child safety and community empowerment. It has been a major player in Jordan’s social and economic development, bringing forth over 20 years of experience to local community empowerment and child safety. JRF has also been supporting homegrown solutions that engage Jordanians and help them address local challenges. Most importantly, JRF places the wellbeing of children at the center of its development initiatives.
Chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, JRF is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 1995 with a focus on child safety and community empowerment.
A Jordan where solutions are homegrown, where the opportunity to prosper is for all, and where the well being of our children shapes our future.
Since the establishment of the Foundation, Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah has been involved in all aspects of its growth and development. In her role as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Her Majesty chairs board meetings and provides visionary leadership to ensure the continuity of long-term, impact-oriented programs.
The Foundation’s Board of Trustees is comprised of individuals from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, and they all work hand in hand to provide guidance and expertise towards the strategic development of JRF. In their capacities, they oversee and monitor the implementation of all JRF projects, whilst ensuring the proper implementation of required administrative and financial systems and procedures. Among the Board’s key responsibilities is the utilization of sound fiscal and ethical accounting and management practices, ultimately ensuring that the Foundation maintains full transparency and accountability at all times. The Board meets on a quarterly basis to oversee the smooth execution of all JRF activities and legal responsibilities. It also lays down strategies and approves long-term strategic and annual business plans.
Good governance is essential for effective performance; thus, the Foundation continuously strives to serve as a model for progressive NGO governance in the region. The Board also includes several permanent committees, such as an Executive and Adult Committee, which welcome other board members to their meetings. When needed, and on a periodic basis, ad-hoc committees are also convened for specific purposes.
JRF continues to adhere to the fundamental responsibilities set under the United Nation's Global Compact principles. The foundation also strives to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with particular focus on ending extreme poverty, inequality and injustice, environmental protection, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, workforce readiness and economic growth.
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