Established by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz in 2011, Misk Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to cultivate and encourage learning and leadership in the youth for a better future in Saudi Arabia.
To this end, Misk gives a hand to the youth across the country by providing various means to foster, empower, and establish a healthy environment for their creative talents to grow and see the light.
The Foundation invests in empowering the youth of Saudi Arabia in two main tracks; education and entrepreneurship, and culture and the creative arts, with science and technology as a supporting field. This is intended to be accomplished by designing programs and forging partnerships with local and global organizations to reach the ultimate objective: building a society based on knowledge.
Misk pursues these goals by both designing programs and partnering with local and global organizations in diverse fields. Through an array of incubators, the Foundation invests in the intellectual capital and the capabilities of the youth of Saudi Arabia.
Misk Foundation believes that its endeavors will support and enhance the efforts to establish a knowledge-based society, which will in turn bring fulfillment and add value to Saudi Arabia.
What we aspire to do through Misk Foundation is to take initiatives, encourage innovation and, in turn, ensure sustainability and growth to achieve the higher goal of developing the human mind. The wise leadership of HRH King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, is committed to invest in, support, and provide the right environment for the human capital to grow, develop, and contribute to the development of this great country.
Saudi Arabia is eager to become a knowledge-based economy and society. This shift is clearly reflected in the Tenth Development Plan, issued pursuant to Royal Decree No. 23 on 7/12/1379 H, to build a strategy for Saudi Arabia’s transition to a knowledge society. Within the framework of such Plan, the “National Strategy for Youth” emphasizes the significance of supporting youth and nurturing their entrepreneurial, intellectual, and physical abilities.
With this in mind, Misk will focus on the integration of its efforts alongside those of all relevant institutions and stakeholders to achieve this vision.
Allah Almighty has bestowed humans with power, money, and knowledge to be utilized in the right direction. Not only that, but humans should also ensure the sustainability of these blessings, as we may consider sustainability as one of the most vital factors in prolonging the time span of any given civilization. In developed countries, sustainability and development are ensured through adopting creativity and positivity as a base for institutional operations. This is reflected by the durability of institutions for tens and hundreds of years to be key factors in shaping societies.
Therefore, Misk and I, hand in hand, seek to take actions, adopt initiatives, and encourage creativity, ensuring their sustainability and growth to contribute in developing the human mind.
We ask Allah, the Almighty, to guide us through the path of giving back to society, realizing our leadership’s vision, and faithfully serving our nation.
Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz
Founder, Chairman of the Board
Creating a dynamic ecosystem for young Saudi talents to shape the future of Saudi Arabia and the world.
Pioneering in innovative programs targeting Saudi youth and youth-centered institutions to empower future leaders, entrepreneurs, and scientists.