Identity

If International Foundation acts for a fairer and more responsible world.

  • IF International Foundation is a Swiss, independent, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to improving living conditions and life prospects for vulnerable people across the world, while acting for a better balance between human activities and our environment.
  • The foundation also focuses on promising individuals to enable them to reach their full potential.
  • The foundation invests its resources wherever they may create incentives or leverage effects.

Mission

To support organizations working to enable people, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized, to lead dignified, safe and fulfilling lives, regardless of gender, race, nationality, religion and merit and/or working to limit the adverse impact of human activities on the environment.

Values and Guidelines

The foundation is inspired by the following values, within specific guidelines:

Values:

  • Christian Values
  • Human Rights protection
  • Equal opportunities for everyone
  • Advancement of women
  • Solidarity

Guidelines:

  • Focus on the most vulnerable people
  • Faith in the potential of every human being
  • Sustainability
  • Motivation
  • Innovation

Philosophy

The foundation is driven by a spirit of solidarity, empathy and respect for those in need and distress. A strong concern regarding the state and the evolution of our environments – being natural our urban - is also defining our actions.

Believing in the right of equality of opportunity and in the universality of human potential, the foundation aims at providing possibilities of achievement to everyone in the light of Christian values.

Believing in the effectiveness of collaboration, the foundation strives to initiate virtuous circles of constructive solidarity with all its stakeholders (its partners, their beneficiaries and beyond).

The foundation selects partners who share its values and are well positioned to bring sustainable and systemic improvements to some of the majors issues of our time: poverty, inequality, marginalization, access to quality healthcare, education and employment.