Supporting works of the Order of Malta

for 10 years and counting

Image: Embassy of the Order of Malta to Bulgaria

Ten years of collaboration through our Order

Since 2012, the Fund has awarded 578 grants to 90 countries through 76 entities of the Order, improving more than two million lives. The Fund teams has had the duty and honour of working in partnership with members, volunteers and staff of the Order of Malta in every corner of the world, for over a decade.

Whether a project of the Order of Malta is large or small, supports the hungry, the old, the sick or the marginalised, our mission remains constant: restoring dignity to and alleviating suffering of the Forgotten.

None of this would be possible without the unwavering support of our donors and friends. We are grateful for their continued trust.

Remembering our friend, His Excellency the Lieutenant of the Grand Master, Fra' Marco Luzzago


HE Grand Chancellor Albrecht von Boeselager, Ambassador HE Michele Bowe and the GFFP Trustees share a laugh as Fra' Marco refines the Italian pronunciation of Justin Simpson, the Fund's CEO. 

We remember our dear Fra' Marco, who united the Order through his love and affection for the sick and forgotten.

The Lieutenant of the Grand Master understood and encouraged the Fund. He was profoundly dedicated to supporting the hospitaller works of the Order throughout the world, and saw partnership with Global Fund for Forgotten People as an essential means for building the capacity of existing works and establish new works where ever needed.

The Fund joins the rest of the Order of Malta in mourning the loss of Fra' Marco.

St John's Day 2022

This St John’s Day the Fund is awarding an additional 37 grants to 28 countries through 23 entities of the Order.

Grant awards for the Order of Malta efforts in Ukraine and the surrounding countries features prominently this cycle. The generosity of our donors has enabled the Fund to provide significant relief to those affected by the devastating conflict in Ukraine and throughout the region – as ever, targeting those that would otherwise be forgotten.

A beacon of hope

Amongst the tragic images of the Ukraine, there are also stories of hope, and resilience, compassion and an outpouring of support.  Thanks to our generous donors, the Fund was able to respond quickly to support Order of Malta entities in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Latvia and Lithuania as Order of Malta staff and volunteers welcomed frightened families, provided warm meals, distributed vital medications, and gave a safe place to shelter to so many.


Our grants have included vehicles to transport people and supplies, refugee integration programmes and vital co-financing to Malteser International to leverage a €5 million grant that will supply food, essential supplies, and psychological support across the region.  

Click here to read more about the Order's response
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First Lady of the United States, Dr Jill Biden commends the work of the Order of Malta pictured

greeting President of the Slovakian Association, Dr Julius Brichta

Devoted to the Forgotten

Global food insecurity and rising fuel prices are making life more difficult for countries already struggling. The Fund remains committed to those on the margins of society, and our decade-long support for the Lebanese Association exemplifies that.

One of the Fund’s first grants, ten years ago, supported the Lebanese Association’s permanent respite camp for disabled people in Chabrouh. Since then, the Fund has supported work with the elderly, the sick, refugees, the impoverished and disabled. We remain in awe of the extraordinarily dynamic Lebanese Association and the breadth and power of their work. 


Volunteer and guest at Chabrouh Camp

“Lebanon lives every day in agony”

Marwan Sehnaoui, President of the Lebanese Association of the Order of Malta

Our latest collaboration is bringing together the global network of the Order to deliver support for the vulnerable in a unique way. The cost of basic medication in Lebanon has become astronomical, with a packet of paracetamol costing up to $60. Utilising the Order of Malta’s sovereign status and involving support and coordination from the Lebanese Association, the Grand Priory of Bohemia, Order of Malta France and the Fund, the Medicines for Lebanon project ensures a consistent supply of vital medications, from antipsychotics to analgesics, to 2,500 disabled people in five institutions across the country.  

Click here to learn more about the Medicine for Lebanon Project

Faces of the Fund

Marwan Sehnaoui, President, Order of Malta Lebanese Association

"The Global Fund for Forgotten People was the first of those to believe in us. It is a true partnership, we can be open, discuss, change things where necessary.  I will never forget that early trust and belief."

In 2012, the Fund awarded its first grant to the Lebanese Association. Ten years later, our partnership has grown significantly, as has the Association.

We spoke with Marwan Sehnaoui about his decades of work as President. Read the full interview here.

Image: The Lebanese Association of the Order of Malta

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We are grateful to our generous supporters for helping us reach ten years.

As long as a single person is lonely or forgotten, we will work to support the Order of Malta's response.

Together we can restore dignity and alleviate suffering for those in distress around the world.

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