Established in 1982 by Mr Wafic
and Mrs Rosemary Saïd

The Karim Rida Saïd Foundation was established in 1982 by Mr Wafic and Mrs Rosemary Saïd in memory of their son and registered in the UK as a charity.


Since 1984, the Scholarships Programme has offered scholarships and training opportunities for talented young people from our target countries that will enable them to achieve impact within their professional fields and ultimately bring benefits to others in their countries of origin.

To date the Foundation has funded scholarships for over a thousand students from Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan in the UK and the Middle East.

The name of the Karim Rida Saïd Foundation was changed to the Saïd Foundation in 2008 and it became a company limited by guarantee as well as a UK-registered charity.

In 2009 the trustees of the Saïd Foundation decided to start supporting the Saïd Business School at Oxford University. The Saïd Business School Foundation was created to provide grants for initiatives that will support the strategic development of Saïd Business School, largely in the areas of research, faculty development, scholarships and institution-building.

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