How We Work

Approach

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

  • Vulnerable children and youth suffering from scarce access to schooling and training, enabling them to follow a quality path toward nurturing employment
  • Vulnerable people wishing to create their own business, enabling them to successfully implement their income-generating activities
  • Women in need of assistance to have their rights respected and lead safe and economically independent lives
  • Populations suffering from inadequate healthcare services
  • Human communities and animal species suffering from the degradation of our planet
  • The advancement of research in the areas of medicine and science within an ethical framework
  • The preservation/restauration of our cultural heritage

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, 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 and high-performing monitoring and evaluation tools.

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 section. This document gives the foundation a good understanding of both the project promoter and the project itself, 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 objectives, evaluation criteria, a project implementation plan, a detailed budget 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 efficiency achieving their mission
  • focus on the foundation’s core areas, which are:
    • Education and integration,
    • Social entrepreneurship
    • Women’s empowerment
    • Health Care
    • Oceans Preservation
    • Medical and scientific research within an ethical framework
    • Culture and Heritage Preservation
    • Solidarity
  • Create measurable and sustainable impact on their beneficiaries
  • Participate to a valuable and sustainable development of our societies through growth in skills, knowledge, consciousness, empathy and solidarity