Education
Economic inclusion
Women's Empowerment
Health
Solidarity
Ecosystems Protection
Cultural Heritage Conservation

Education

The process of facilitating the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits.

IF International Foundation supports projects that:

  • Aim to improve access to quality education

Target groups:

  • Vulnerable children and youth, especially girls
  • Vulnerable or marginalised groups, or
  • Talented individuals

In addition, the IF International Foundation supports projects that provide ethical guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence and new digital technologies.

Economic inclusion

Initiatives aiming at bringing underserved citizens into the economic and financial mainstream.

If International Foundation supports project that provide the knowledge, skills and/or framework to achieve economic autonomy.

Target populations:

  • Youth
  • Talented individuals
  • Women


Main approaches:

  • Capacity building
  • Vocational training
  • Entrepreneurship

Women’s Empowerment

Initiatives that provide women with the ability to enjoy their rights, improve their well being and their economic and political status.

IF International Foundation supports projects that:

  • Ensure that girls and women are aware of their rights and have access to quality and relevant education and healthcare, or
  • Improve their ability to engage in economic and political activities.

Approaches:

  • Access to quality services (education and health care)
  • Capacity building, vocational training, entrepreneurship
  • Values and Rights based education for girls and women

Health

Health is defined by the WHO as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

At If International Foundation, the health projects can be divided into:

  • Health Care: Projects provide a better access to quality health care to everyone with a focus on vulnerable people
  • Health Care systems: Projects intend to solve systemic issues limiting access to quality health care for underserved populations
  • Women's health: Projects that provide women with access to quality care, health rights awareness and health education.
  • Research: Projects intend to advance our understanding of disease and to improve health care provision.

Solidarity

The support to identified groups of people in need.

IF International Foundation supports people facing poverty and/or extreme circumstances resulting from special contexts such as armed conflicts and the refugee flows they induce.

Approaches:

  • Distribution of basic necessities
  • Support to shelters and settlements (being formal or informal)
  • Infrastructures rehabilitation
  • Facilities provision
  • Repatriation

Ecosystems Protection

Promote the protection, conservation and restoration of ecosystems and favour their sustainable use and development of their natural resources.

If International Foundation supports projects promoting and establishing practices that protect and conserve ecosystems and natural resources thus restoring a sustainable balance between human activities and the environment.

Targets:

  • Civil society
  • Various industry sectors
  • Public authorities

Approaches:

  • awareness raising
  • Advocacy
  • Implementation of natural resources management plans/guidelines
  • Sustainable fisheries supply chains support
  • Use of non-polluting packaging promotion
  • Research on alternative material to plastics
  • Waste recycling promotion

Cultural Heritage Conservation

The legacy of physical artefacts and intangible attributes of a society that are inherited from past generations.

If International Foundation aims to restore or protect cultural assets that are being threatened.

Approaches:

  • Renovation of infrastructures such as historical and cultural monuments, religious sites, etc.
  • Conservation and renovation of cultural artefacts (manuscripts, rare books) and artworks.