With a strong sense of responsibility towards the community and environment, Bank of Jordan continued to support various scientific, cultural, sports, and social activities and charities.
Defining education as a top priority, the Bank has launched the "University Scholarships Fund", offering 32 scholarships for excelling students for the 2015/2016 scholastic year. Ten other one-year scholarships were granted to 10 students to help them pursue their university education, in cooperation with Al Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans. Furthermore, the Bank contributed to establishing Martyr Mu'ath Al Kassasbeh Fund for University Scholarships in cooperation with the Association of Banks in Jordan, under which 52 scholarships will be granted and implemented through the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The Bank also granted a distinguished student a scholarship to study at the prestigious King's Academy school. Added to that, the Bank helped over 39 students and researchers access valuable information needed to complete their studies.
Focusing on children's education, the bank extended its partnership with the program "Hikayat Simsim" for another year. And, for the seventh consecutive year, it continued to provide free-of-charge entry to the Children's Museum every first Friday of each month. This allows hundreds of children and their parents the opportunity to enjoy a valuable learning and educational experience.
Also in 2015, the Bank joined hands with the Central Bank of Jordan in raising financial awareness among citizens. It further supported the Jordan Armed Forces and the Border Guards in recognition of their invaluable efforts in maintaining national security and stability.
Contributions made in 2015 also covered charitable initiatives organized by the Hashemite Fund for Human Development. The Bank also provided assistance to the Circassian Charity Association to build a multi-purpose community hall. It further sponsored a charitable event held at Al Hussein Cancer Center.
Other beneficiaries – from the bank's donations – included Al karak Construction Association, the Jordan Medical Aid for Palestinians Association, INJAZ, Palestine International Institute, and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. The Bank also supported the Cycling for Palestine initiative, and the First Jordanian Youth Forum. In Palestine, the Bank partially contributed to rebuilding houses in Gaza.
In the meantime, Bank of Jordan continued to serve environmental causes through providing support to various environmental organizations. In due course, the bank took part in a tree-planting campaign in Salt and Jerash in cooperation with the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature. The initiative is part of efforts to increase green space and to combat desertification in the largely arid Kingdom. Furthermore, the bank extended financial support to the Jordan Society for the Prevention of Road Accidents in a bid to help protect lives and raise community awareness about road safety. Bank of Jordan had also contributed to printing the 2016 calendar issued by the friend of Environment Society, which was part of a drawing competition launched by the society in public schools.
It is worth noting that total contributions in 2015 amounted to JD 573,876.