Saudi Arabian philanthropic organization established in 1976. Promotes the establishment of hospitals, orphanages, and schools, the expansion of Islamic missionary activities, and the fostering of solidarity among Muslim states. Consists of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, the King Faisal International Prize, and the King Faisal Foundation General Secretariat. The King Faisal International Prize is awarded annually to outstanding international figures in the fields of service to Islam, Islamic studies, Arabic literature, medicine, and science. Foundation encourages young Muslims from around the world, both men and women, to pursue medical and engineering studies in the advanced industrial countries. Also includes an investment section and a program and research section.