to serve the ICRC
To ensure that the ICRC will be able to shoulder its task in a
world of lingering and proliferating conflicts. By establishing significant
financial reserves, the Foundation for the ICRC seeks to guarantee the
organization of effective long-term funding independent of voluntary government
contributions. For the ICRC to pursue its mission with confidence, it
must have a secure future.
To enable the ICRC to take immediate action when circumstances
require, by drawing on emergency funds that the ICRC can allocate as it
sees fit. A degree of financial autonomy is necessary if the ICRC is to
be able to take prompt action in emergencies.
To help keep the ICRC independent through regular financial support
from the income yielded by the Foundations assets. If the ICRC is
to be effective, it must be independent.
Building capital for the future
To build capital for the future
The Foundation seeks to increase its capital considerably by establishing
a substantial endowment fund whose purpose will be to secure the ICRCs
future and whose income will be freely available to the organization.
To broaden and diversify sources of support
In order to develop its resources, the Foundation hopes to enlist the
broadest possible support for the ICRCs humanitarian action from
major companies and individuals.