The961 Foundation

Lebanon is going through very tough times and we need to come together as a community in Lebanon and abroad to help those in need!

Many people wanting to help are reluctant to do so out of fear of corruption and lack of accountability/transparency that plagues Lebanon. This is why we launched The961 Foundation, a legally registered NGO in Canada to help raise funds and work directly or with partners on the ground in Lebanon.

The961, as the leading English digital news/media site in Lebanon, is leveraging its name, contacts and reach for the NGO’s efforts. We’re not politically-affiliated or backed.

No one at The961 Foundation takes a salary as it is made up entirely of volunteers – mostly made up of the staff, volunteers, and previous staff of The961. An estimated 5% will be needed to allocate to cover costs such as difference in currency exchange, credit card processing fees (roughly 2.9-3%) from donations, bank and transfer fees, maintaining legalities, accounting fees etc. Any fundraisers where the 5% admin fee will be deducted will clearly have this stated on the page. So far, The961 has been able to cover this on behalf of the foundation.

NGO Legal Info:

  • Name: The961 Foundation
  • Corporation Number: 1171813-4
  • Governing Legislation: Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act – 2019-11-06

Ways to Donate

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Canada: You can send an e-transfer directly to the foundation by sending the donation to [email protected] This is the best way for us as there are no fees and the funds are available immediately.

Wire Transfer: If you’d like to make a donation of $1000 or more via wire transfer, you can email us at [email protected] for the bank details.

Receiving updates and financials

To adhere to our policy of transparency and accountability, we publish the details of each fundraiser.

* Receipts will be collected to the best of our ability. However, due to the nature of many business and cash methods of payments in the country, it isn’t always possible.


Fundraiser for Alaa Abou Fakher’s family

Date: November 13th, 2019

Context here.

Total raised:  $5,388.00 CAD

Supporting documentation here


Fundraiser for Lebanese Red Cross following Beirut Explosion

Date: August 4th, 2020

Context here.

Total raised:  $52,659.00 CAD

Supporting documentation here