How We Work

Approach

The foundation supports organisations who provide effective, long-lasting solutions for:

  • Humans in distress, enabling them to become decent autonomous individuals
  • Women in need of assistance to have their rights respected and to lead safe and economically independent lives
  • Populations suffering from inadequate healthcare services, enabling them to recover and preserve strong health
  • Vulnerable people wishing to launch their own businesses, enabling them to successfully implement such income-generating activities
  • Researches in the areas of sciences and medicine within an ethical framework
  • All players involved in the preservation of our planet, restoring and protecting its resources

The selected projects deliver key actions on key levels.

Principles:

  • If favours programmes promoting the gradual self-sufficiency of their beneficiaries, allowing them to lead rewarding lives, to assume their responsibilities whilst respecting one another and the environment.
  • If believes in multi-sector approaches to creating efficient and sustainable solutions.
  • If believes in the use of innovative approaches, methodologies and technologies to empower individuals and communities and to cultivate social, economical and environmental change.
  • If focuses on results and impact. Therefore, the foundation asks its implementing partners for clear strategic and financial plans, clear implementation processes, high-quality evaluations and close cooperation to discuss progress and challenges.

Selection Process

The foundation takes a proactive approach, undertaking its own researches to find projects in line with its mission.

When a project is identified, the foundation asks the project owner to fill in an evaluation form including a project submission file. This document gives the foundation a good understanding of both the project promoter and the project, therefore helping our executives to decide whether to pursue the discussion further.

Project proposals are first analysed by our executive team. Those that successfully pass this initial step are then reviewed by the foundation’s Board, meeting as often as necessary.

If the project corresponds to our values, principles, approach and focus areas, the applicant will be contacted to agree on a detailed project budget, a project implementation schedule, intermediate and final objectives, evaluation criteria and a reporting agenda.

A funding agreement will be signed, including all this information and defining the duties of both parties.

 

Selection Criteria

If International Foundation funds projects which:

  • are conducted by registered organisations demonstrating financial transparency and efficiency achieving their mission
  • focus on the foundation’s core areas, which are:
    • Education and Integration
    • Social entrepreneurship
    • Women’s empowerment
    • Health
    • Environmental preservation
    • Scientific and medical research
    • Solidarity
    • Culture
  • Create a measurable and sustainable impact on their beneficiaries
  • Ensure valuable and sustainable development of our societies through growth in skills, knowledge, morality, empathy and solidarity