Approach

  • The foundation selects projects delivering key actions on key levels.
  • The foundation believes in holistic approaches to create efficient and sustainable change.
  • The foundation believes in projects targeting self-sufficiency for its beneficiairies.
  • The foundation is responsive to innovative approaches, methodologies and technologies to create social, economic and environmental change.
  • The foundation believes that private grant-making institutions should take risks that States can’t allow themselves, thus offering a chance to new concepts to be tested and transition to proven concept public money could then scale.
  • The foundation focuses on results and impact. Therefore, the foundation asks its implementing partners for clear strategic plans, clear implementation processes and well integrated monitoring and evaluation tools.

Beneficiaries

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 (youth and adults) wishing to access the labour market, providing them with capacity building and accompanying them through the various administrative steps leading to employment.
  • Women in need of assistance to have their rights respected and lead safe and economically independent lives.
  • Populations suffering from inadequate healthcare services.
  • Ecosystems suffering from the degradation of their natural resources due to irresponsible human exploitation.
  • The conservation and restauration of our cultural heritage, thus offering each one of us the chance to be in contact/grown with this heritage.

 

Selection Process

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

Nevertheless, wishing to increase its opportunities to be in contact with impactful projects, the foundation offers potential partners the opportunity to fil in its evaluation form.

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 programmes and/or projects which:

  • are conducted by registered and audited organisations demonstrating efficiency in achieving their mission
  • respond to clearly identified priority needs (expressed locally)
  • 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