Lebanon’s Cedars Mutual Fund was created in 2010 (license number 188 from the Directorate of Cooperatives and Mutual Funds of the Ministry of Agriculture) is a secular philanthropic organization which operates for the benefit of all Lebanese without discrimination based on religion, color, or political affiliation and in the spirit of equality, dignity, and inclusiveness.
The Fund is a non-profit organization that provides services to its affiliates and beneficiaries. The Fund’s work is supported by planning processes which protect the Fund's investments through compulsory reserves and by its legal structure which exempts its projects from Lebanese taxation and other operational restrictions. The capabilities of the participants in this project and its stable well-organized structure are the key to Fund’s stability and success.
The Board of Directors adopted the principle of mutual and interdependence in the provision of services and care by stimulating the spirit of participation of all members of Lebanese society to serve one another. Every Lebanese citizen needs his Lebanese brothers and sisters in the face of the crises that afflict our society, and protection of the spirit of coexistence between the peoples of this country is of paramount importance.
Establishing a mutual fund in Lebanon has a distinct flavor that we may not find in any other country, as the principle of solidarity must be supplemented by charitable work because of our sense of responsibility towards each other, and it must bear national responsibility, which drives us to participate in national events as well as cooperation with government agencies and support.
Therefore, Cedars membership allows you to take immediate advantage of the following mutual services:
- Healthcare services in the network of Cedars medical centers at subsidized rates that include clinical visits, Laboratory tests and X-Rays.
- With regard to hospitalization (In-patient), Cedars arranged private insurance offer to our members.
-Online Psychological support.
-Free consultations from a medico-social specialists to set a medical and social record for each member.
-Special discount on tuition fees from various universities.
- Special discounted prices from the shops.
Also, since its establishment, and due to the successive crises that Lebanon faces time and time again, it was necessary for Cedars to establish a charitable channel to be used to serve its members and their families, including:
-Scholarship for students.
-Financial support for many families when needed.
-Projects to support women and preserve their dignity through training and rehabilitation to ensure their independence.
-Taking care of an orphan child in his family for the sake of family reunification and reducing family abandonment.
-Free visits by doctors and social workers to some struggling rice families.
-Full coverage of medical services for some struggling families.
-Residential rental allowance support.
-Renovating and repair for some homes.
To these two tasks, Cedars added national activities, For example for the first time in the history of Lebanon, a celebration of International Firefighters' Day was organized by Cedars.
Those three advantages of Cedars Mutual fund encouraged many families to rush to join the Cedars family, as their number now exceeds 800 families, and this number is constantly increasing.
Waiting for you to join our family too; We wish you lasting safety, security and happiness.
Who are we?
Lebanese from all sectors of our society working to mobilize the energy and effectiveness of members of our scientific, professional, and humanitarian communities in service to the people of Lebanon.
The Purpose of the Cedars Mutual Fund:
The Cedars Mutual Fund was founded in 2010 (License Number 188) with the aim of providing services to associate members whose conditions of affiliation comply with the regulations and laws in force at the Lebanese General Directorate of Cooperatives of the Ministry of Agriculture. The Cedars Mutual Fund has total independence in administrative matters.
The Fund’s main objectives are to work for the benefit of its members and their families, based on the principle of "Care is the Basis" through:
- Solidarity and advancement in the provision of services and care.
- Promotion of sustainable community development.
- Involvement of individuals to achieve Lebanon’s development.
- Inclusion of our youth.
Those who are able to care for others in need must do so.
The family is the main pillar of society, regardless of sect, religion, or political affiliation.
The Fund views each family in Lebanon as a metaphorical branch of the ancient Cedars of Lebanon, the symbol of the country. For the Cedars of Lebanon to remain strong it is necessary to care for and support their branches. The family is the nucleus of our society.
The Board of Directors affirms the principles of mutual and interdependence in the provision of services and care by stimulating the spirit of participation of all members of Lebanese society to serve one another. Every Lebanese citizen needs his Lebanese brothers and sisters in the face of the crises that afflict our society, and protection of the spirit of coexistence between the peoples of this country is of paramount importance.
How We Work:
The Fund’s Guidance Office directs needs assessments of the local health and social service environment using health and social work specialists and academics, and the Fund collaborates with NGOs and pastoral institutions in their humanitarian work in the following sectors: