The M. Night Shyamalan Foundation supports the grassroots efforts of emerging leaders as they work to eliminate the barriers created by poverty and social injustice in their communities.


Our Leaders

Katende Stephen

East Africa

Ngor Majak Anyieth

East Africa

Joanna Visser Adjoian and Lauren Fine


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Meet our 2017 MSNF Leaders

We are incredibly excited to announce the MSNF leaders of 2017!  Some of these leaders are already part of our family, and some are new additions this year.  We are honored to be able to support the vision each has for their community by funding the projects described below, and by supporting them in any […]

No Rain, No Gain

It isn’t often that I worry about actually surviving a journey, but I was secretly worried during our visit to Safari Doctors and Umra Omar, a potential new leader for the M. Night Foundation.  Maybe my protective instinct was triggered as two of my children were with me.  Umra later told me rainy season is […]

Survivors Find Their Path

We just left Benin, Nigeria, where we completed our visit to Pathfinders Justice Initiative (PJI), an organization led by the dynamic R. Evon Idahosa.  PJI seeks to eradicate modern day sex slavery (sex trafficking) and the exploitation of women and girls in the developing world through judicial reform, empowerment and community transformation.  We began our journey […]

Upcoming Event

Shyamaween 2021

You’re invited to join M. Night and Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan along with friends, special guests, and generous donors for Philadelphia’s most epic Halloween bash! Shyamaween is the one FUNdraiser you won’t want to miss! 100% of the proceeds go directly to grants supporting MNS Foundation Leaders who are changing their communities. Get your tickets now […]

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