Kuwait-America Foundation (KAF)
The Kuwait-America Foundation (KAF) was established in May 1991 in Washington, D.C. as a charitable organization. Its mission, inspired by Kuwait's liberation by Allied Coalition forces in the Gulf War, is to express gratitude for American sacrifice during the Gulf War and strengthen ties among the peoples of the two countries.
Since its beginning, KAF has acted as the catalyst for a wide range of events and programs. However, it has particularly focused its resources on education, cultural exchange and programs for youth and disadvantaged persons. All KAF events and programs communicate the sincere desire of the people of Kuwait to have a lasting and strong relationship at a grass-roots level with the United States.
The founding directors of the Kuwait-America Foundation are Dr. Hassan Al-Ebraheem, Mr. Fawzi Al-Sultan, and Mr. Daniel Q. Callister, Esq., who were involved in the Citizens for a Free Kuwait campaign in Washington D.C. during the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. Funding for KAF's programs comes from hundreds of Kuwaiti individuals and organizations.
KAF encourages American companies and individuals to join with it as co-sponsors for its programs.