The Khaled Hossieni Foundation
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ABOUT / about our work

The Khaled Hosseini Foundation works with the United Nations refugee organization (UNHCR) to build shelters for refugee families. It also provides economic opportunities, education, and healthcare for women and children of Afghanistan.

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13. Afghan Women's Writing Program - AWWP

In 2014, TKHF provided support for the expansion of the Dari-speaking workshop pilot so that it may include an online program component facilitated by mentors, weekly writing prompts and critiques by mentors of work produced by women in Afghanistan, and publication of finished pieces in Dari for distribution to women participating in the program.

14. Global Partnership for Afghanistan - GPFA

In 2014, TKHF provided support for Afghan women learning the entrepreneurial skills necessary to create farm businesses and build sustainable.


TKHF support in 2014 provided Embrace infant warmers, in conjunction with educational programs that address the root causes of neonatal hypothermia, in Afghanistan. The support covers the cost of the warmers and education and training so that staff in hospitals in Afghanistan are able to effectively use them.


In 2014, TKHF supported the emergency relief efforts UNICEF provided to the victims of the landslide in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

12. Women for Afghan Women – WAW

TKHF's 2012 / 2013 grant supports WAW's Children's Support Center so that it may continue to provide educational opportunities, healthcare, psychological counseling and a safe home to children of women imprisoned in Afghanistan.

In 2014, TKHF continued to provided support for WAW's Kabul Children's Support Center in Afghanistan.

11. American Medical Overseas Relief – AMOR

TKHF's grant in 2012/2013 supported one of your three female residents working as a primary care physician in Afshar Hospital, a 100-bed hospital located in the southwest region of Kabul, Afghanistan. The grant also supported the specialized training for a nurse at the newly opened neonatal nursery at Afshar.

In 2014, TKHF supported a female physician from Afshar Hospital, a 100-bed hospital located in the southwest region of Kabul, Afghanistan. The support included the physician's salary and medications to be administered for one year as she visits local villages daily, providing pregnancy related information, pregnancy screening, vaccinations, newborn care and other medical services including the administration of medication as needed and available.

10. GoodWeave USA – GW-USA

In 2012, TKHF provided a grant to support GoodWeave’s educational program, which will include a combination of early childhood education, rehabilitation for former child laborers, vocational education and school sponsorship for at-risk kids in Balk Province, Afghanistan. The early childhood education center in Balk Province opened in July 2012 with 30 children attending. Since its opening, there has been 100% attendance each day. The meal that is provided is often the only and most nutritious meal the children will get all day. In 2013, 25 of the children graduated making room for a new class of students.

In 2013 the grant was renewed for the period from 2013-2014. Due to the success of the program the grant was once again renewed from 2015-2016.

9. Global Fund for Women – GFW

In 2012, TKHF provided a grant to support Global Fund for Women’s work in Afghanistan to defend and further the human rights of women and children through advocacy, rights awareness and education. The grant supported AWEC (The Afghan Women’s Educational Center) for teacher training workshops, educational programs for street kids and outreach work to convince families to educate their girls.

8. Emergency USA – E-USA

In 2011, TKHF provided a grant that was allocated towards the purchase of a mobile ultrasound machine to be used in EMERGENCY’s maternity center in Anabah, Afghanistan. It is estimated that a minimum of 1,500 women each year will receive enhanced care as a result of this ultrasound being available.

In 2013/2014 funding was provided to E-USA to purchase a CPAP machine for the neonatal unit at Emergency's Maternity and Gynecology Unit adjacent to the Medical and Surgical Center in the village of Anabah, in the Northern Panjshir Valley of Afghanistan.

In 2015 funding was provided to support the capital campaign for Emergency's Maternity and Gynecology Unit adjacent to the Medical and Surgical Center in the village of Anabah, in the Northern Panjshir Valley of Afghanistan.

7. Afghan Institute of Learning – AIL

Since 2011, TKHF provided funding to the Afghan Institute of Learning to support two AIL Learning Centers that serve hundreds of students. Currently, one of the rural centers TKHF supports is the only place for education in the area. Thus, the center has classes for school age children, as well as literacy classes for older women and girls. Students also come from other villages near the center because the elders and parents believe that this center is very safe for their women and girls.

6. Friends of the American University of Afghanistan

A scholarship was provided to the American University of Afghanistan to assist an Afghan woman seeking a higher education in the region for the 2009 / 2010 academic year. She has since graduated from the university.

5. Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation – RRHF

Funding was provided to RRHF that assisted with opening The Zabuli Education Center for Women and Girls. The center provides education for roughly 400 girls in the village of Deh'Subz.

4. University of California, Berkeley – UCB

Two scholarships were awarded to students attending UCB that entered the US under adverse circumstances, one for the 2009 / 2010 academic year and one for the 2010 / 2011 academic year.

3. Afghan Friends Network – AFN

The Khaled Hosseini Foundation provided funding to Afghan Friends Network. The funds were allocated to the Khurasan Learning Center at Qalai Qadam and allowed on average, 230 girls from grades 9 through 12 to receive education from April 2009 to March 2010.

In 2010, The Khaled Hosseini Foundation continued its support of the Afghan Friends Network by providing funds for the Girl's Khurasan Learning Center in Qalai Qadam. Additionally, The Khaled Hosseini Foundation provided support for the new Boy's Khurasan Learning Center located near the City Center in Afghanistan. The grant provided support from 2010/2011 allowing 400 girls and 250 boys to receive education in science, math, English and college preparatory courses.

In 2011/2012 AFN received funding to provide

In 2013/2014 AFN received funding to providing education for the girls and boys Khurasan Learning Centers.

2. Trust In Education – TIE

Funding provided to Trust in Education in 2008 and 2009 helped

Three classrooms for Trust in Education's latest project, Zohra's School for Girls, were sponsored by The Khaled Hosseini Foundation in 2010.

Funding provided for the 2012/2013 grant helped provide

In 2014/2015 TIE received funding to support for the before- and after-school classes in the villages of Tangi Saidan, Qaia Luqman and Reshkor and the Aschiana scholarships for 10 street children.

1. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - UNHCR

TKHF has provided over $914k to the UNHCR since 2008 to build shelters in Afghanistan for the homeless, providing shelter for over 3,100 men, women and children.

Total Support to Date

Year Donation Amount Total Shelters Total Individuals Served
2012 $110,324 55 330
2013 $117,238 52 312
2014 $139,730 56 336

Additionally, the foundation provided funds that aided the UNHCR in renovating and / or constructing 41 classrooms for refugee children from Darfur in Mile and Kounoungou refugee camps in Chad. This resulted in the ability for 3,394 students to enroll in school in the Kounoungou camp and 4,601 students to enroll in the Mile camp in 2008 / 2009.