In 2005, the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Sabah, and his wife, Sheikha Rima Al-Sabah, launched with KAF annual gala dinners hosted at their residence. The events have raised millions of dollars for organizations such as UNHCR to assist Iraqi women and children refugees wishing to return home; UNICEF to build schools for girls in Afghanistan; Project HOPE for the construction of a children's hospital in Iraq; Malaria No More to fight the disease in Africa; Conservation International to benefit the fight against climate change; and the Central Asia Institute to build schools and promote girls' education in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan
In 2012, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised over $2 million to benefit Women’s World Banking (WWB) and the creation of endowment funds that will provide microcredit loans to women in Egypt, Tunisia, and Lebanon.
In 2011, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised nearly $3 million to benefit the USO's Operation Enduring Care, a $100 million initiative to support America’s wounded warriors move from the battlefield to a full and productive future.
In 2010, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised over $2 million to benefit the Central Asia Institute and its mission to build schools and promote girls' education in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
In 2009, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised over $1.8 million to benefit Conservation International in support of their efforts to harness nature as a solution to climate change.
In 2008, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised over $1.6 million to benefit Malaria No More in support of its comprehensive approach to reducing malaria in Africa.
In 2007, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised over $1.4 million to benefit Project HOPE and the development of the Basrah Children’s Hospital in Iraq, which will address the needs of Iraq’s most seriously ill and injured children, with a special focus on children with cancer.
In 2006, the Kuwait-America Foundation raised over $1.2 million to benefit UNICEF in its efforts to improve educational opportunities for children in Afghanistan, especially girls.