My friend Leonard Lerer and I founded IFF to build on the amazing work we did at the Global Fund, using financial innovation to raise new resources and create new impact for the common good. 

IFF continues in this quest by bringing together public policy, financial markets and business expertise for unique financial collaborations that go beyond traditional philanthropy.

Robert Filipp

Founder & President of the Board of Trustees


We believe that win-win collaborations that go beyond traditional philanthropy create lasting results.

We know that results are better when collaborations truly advance the mandates and interests of all parties.  There are far too many well-meaning development projects that fail and for which too often promoters fail to take responsibility or are not held to account.


We contribute expertise, networks and our fund-raising capacity to eligible organisations and causes for the identification, structuring and implementation of innovative financing collaborations.


To that end, we work with the financial industry, investors, businesses, policy-makers and civil society organisations.

IFF is managed by the Board of Trustees, an Advisory Board and the senior management team. 

As a team, we strive to offer thought leadership on innovative financing, and share our insights regularly with the United Nations, think-tanks, academia and the media.




IFF is a private, charitable foundation under Article 80 of the Swiss Civil Code.  100% of all financing generated go to partner organisations or causes for their activities on the ground. 

The Swiss Federal Supervisory Authority reviews our independently audited financial statements and annual activity reports.