Europe, Middle East and Africa
We work with many foundations to eradicate poverty housing.
Our foundation partners’ donations help us to continue providing families with homes and the hope of a better life. We are grateful for their kind support.
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We are proud to partner with foundations like:
AGFUND and Habitat for Humanity work together since 2016 on development housing projects in Nepal. Empowering women in the process of providing eco-friendly and sustainable housing are at forefront of the partnership. The projects have helped more than 870 people with a new home and equipped 535 people, mainly women and youth, with valuable skills. The Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) is a regional organization based in Saudi Arabia.
Since 2012, Alwaleed Philanthropies has contributed to Habitat’s disaster response and risk reduction efforts, including the floods in Sri Lanka, earthquakes in Albania, Ecuador, Japan, and Nepal, and cyclones in Vanuatu. Thanks to the joint efforts of Alwaleed Philanthropies and Habitat for Humanity more than 36,500 people have received assistance and managed to rebuild their lives.
The Hilti Foundation has been a strategic global partner of Habitat for Humanity since 2012. Closely connected with the Hilti Group, a global leader in providing technology-leading products, systems and services to the worldwide construction industry, it focuses on Affordable Housing & Technology as one of its strategic priorities. The partnership with Habitat for Humanity is based on four pillars: Quality Housing, Improved Technology, Globalizing Solutions and Inclusive Housing Finance. Our joint efforts have already helped more than 1,5 million adults and children to live in a safer and healthier home. Through this partnership, the Hilti Foundation has been significantly improving access to affordable housing finance and gradually also focusing on promoting innovative, eco-friendly and disaster resilient construction technologies and inclusive services. This is achieved via massive construction projects, fostering innovation and employing market-based approaches. Through a 10-year roadmap the Hilti Foundation and Habitat for Humanity’s partnership will have a truly global footprint as the initiatives are currently active in more than 25 countries and growing. By 2030, more than 28 million people will be living in new or improved homes thanks to the support of the Hilti Foundation and expertise of engaged Hilti employees.
Habitat for Humanity International is a proud partner of the IKEA Foundation since 2016. The partnership will directly help 15,000 families in India and Kenya improve their housing, ensuring 45,000 children have a healthier home to play, learn and grow up in. The IKEA Foundation believes all children should have a safe place to call home and a healthy start in life and has provided a US$6 million grant to help families create affordable, healthy homes for their children. The partnership aims to catalyze both demand and supply side of the affordable housing market and create a vibrant housing market considering the low-income families in India and Kenya. The IKEA Foundation and Habitat will focus on improving access to client-responsive housing products, services and financing so that low-income families can create a healthy home for their children. In addition, this partnership combines home finance with technical assistance to design, pilot and scale housing-related products and improve availability and affordability of eco-friendly building materials and services.
As everyone deserves dignity and a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity International and Somfy Foundation have established their partnership to improve housing for the most deprived persons and create social ties between these persons and society. Since 2014, Somfy Foundation has supported various Habitat’s projects to help families around the world. Families from Australia, Lebanon, China, USA, Poland or Brazil could thus thanks to this partnership repair their homes and improve their living conditions.
The JTI Foundation is a charitable organization based in Switzerland and specialized in supporting disaster relief and risk reduction programs worldwide. The JTI Foundation has been supporting Habitat for Humanity since 2013, to implement disaster response and mitigation projects such as after the floods in Romania (2013), the super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (2013), the earthquakes in Nepal (2015), droughts in Ethiopia (2016-2017), after the floods in Malawi (2017-2020) and most recently the earthquakes in Mexico (2018). At the same time, our partnership contributes towards the enhancement of Habitat´s front line capacities and knowledge sharing in disaster risk reduction (2015-2017) and bringing market approaches into disaster preparedness programes (2018-2020). In addition to helping the most affected communities with immediate relief and early recovery programs, our interventions also include a training component helping families to build back stronger and more disaster-resilient habitats.
Habitat for Humanity and the Velux Foundations have launched an exciting partnership in Bulgaria to improve the social protection and welfare of children and youth by assisting families to improve their living conditions. This five-year initiative, started in 2014, offers families in need opportunities to make gradual home improvements that will decrease health and development risks. As a result, every year, around 1,500 children and young people will be able to stay with their families in a healthy home. Velux, the corporation funding these foundations, is a Danish company and a global leader in roof windows and skylights aiming to create better living environments with daylight and fresh air through the roof – for life, work and play.
SENSE Foundation Brussels is a private foundation established in 2019 in Belgium. Since 2021/22 Sense Foundation supports Habitat for Humanity in Trinidad and Tobago and helps vulnerable communities with limited access to clean water. The partnership aims to alleviate urgent water supply challenges, develop resilience to disasters and climate change, and builds entrepreneurial capacity. Among other elements, the solutions will use rainwater harvesting.