THE IZUMI FOUNDATION gives assistance
to the world’s poorest people by supporting
programs that improve health in developing
countries. Created in 1998 by the lay
Buddhist order Shinnyo-en, the foundation
expresses Shinnyo-en’s values of compassion, concern for others, and altruism.
In the Japanese language, izumi means
water source, or fountain. The foundation’s
logo is designed to suggest a wellspring, a
sustaining source of life. The image is also
a reminder of the everlastingly compassionate heart of the Buddha.
To date, the Foundation has supported over 54 projects in 27 countries. As we enter our second decade, we continue to hope that our efforts will accumulate, like the countless drops of water that fill the oceans of the world.
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