The Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation (AHSF) was established in 1978 as a charitable initiative launched by the Arab Bank. Based on its belief in the importance of developing a common ground for Arab progress, the Arab Bank allocated a percentage of its yearly profits to fund the Foundation's establishment. Its aim was to ultimately support the national economy while also pushing forward scientific research, studies in Humanities, cultural enlightenment and innovation. The Foundation has since sought to achieve its objectives through three pillars: 

  • Thought Leadership
  • Literature and Arts
  • Innovation