Stars Foundation invests in organisations and ideas that transform the lives of disadvantaged children and their communities globally. Founded in 2001 by Al-Dabbagh Group and based in London, Stars is an independent charity committed to reaching 20 million people by 2020.
Their philanthropic activities include the flagship Stars Impact Awards that recognise and reward effective local organisations on the front line in the fight against poverty and child mortality.
Run annually since 2007, the Stars Impact Awards recognise and reward outstanding local organisations improving the lives of children in the countries with the highest rates of under-five mortality. The Impact Awards recognise multiple influences that impact on a child's wellbeing, spanning the following four categories: Health, Education, Protection and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene).