The IZUMI FOUNDATION
was created in 1998 by Shinnyo-en, a lay Buddhist order originally established in Japan.
The Foundation's work expresses Shinnyo-en's values of compassion, concern for others and altruism. The Foundation strives to help the earth's poorest people live healthier lives by supporting projects that reduce the burden of infectious diseases while also strengthening the ablility of communities to keep children and families healthy.
We are especially interested in projects that advance maternal and child health. We support projects in four areas:
In the Japanese language, "IZUMI" means fountain or water source. The Foundation's logo is designed to evoke the image of a wellspring of water, a sustaining source of life. It is our wish to be a source of support for those most in need.