To this end, the Essam and Dalal Obaid Foundation (EDOF) was founded in 2014. EDOF is a global non-profit organisation with a two-fold mission: medical work and social work. In terms of medical work, the organization supports medical research and care. In terms of social work, it supports the efforts of state and non-state entities in fostering peace and dialogue among people. EDOF wants to make a difference in improving the lives of people everywhere, and joins the daily effort of its fellow advocates to raise awareness, educate and build bridges.
With a five-branched tree as its inspiring symbol, EDOF is the culmination of the living ideals of the five members of the Obaid family.
Essam and Dalal raised their sons in Saudi Arabia and Switzerland and ingrained in them the ethic of giving that is a core element of both those cultures. With the passing of Essam due to lung cancer, the sons have taken it upon themselves to found EDOF so that it may realize his principles of peace and honor his life through healing for many years to come.