As a Syrian, Wafic Saïd is committed to supporting the development of the Middle East. He has focused on Syria, first and foremost, and also its neighbours, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.
In the mid-2000s, Wafic Saïd funded the refurbishment of two historic buildings at Damascus University, which was founded by his father Rida Saïd, to provide new facilities that it lacked. He also supported some of the growing number of non-governmental organisations in the country. Over more than 20 years, the Foundation also created a cadre of local trainers in the disability field in Syria.
In recent years, Wafic Saïd‘s focus has been on doing what he can to improve in practical ways the conditions in which many Syrian refugees are living. Their needs are significant and by working with highly reputable organisations such as the International Rescue Committee, the Foundation is helping to provide shelter and meet other critical needs.