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History / Mission / Vision

History of the Altrusa International Foundation

The Altrusa International Foundation was established in 1962 as the charitable arm of Altrusa International. It funds the development and implementation of effective community services and leadership programs around the world. In total, over three million dollars have been given in community service grants and educational scholarships through our international outreach, committed to improving economic well-being and quality of life.

Last year we:

  • Distributed $325,000 to Altrusa Clubs in support of their local community service projects
  • Granted $20,500 in support of children who are affected by disease and disability and their families
  • Partnered with healthcare organizations to provide over $20,000 to advance international healthcare efforts
  • Distributed $92,054 to communities left devastated in the wake of natural disasters around the world
  • Granted $6,275 in educational scholarships and awards to high school students and their sponsoring Altrusa Clubs

Mission Statement

The mission of the Altrusa International Foundation is to empower and support Altrusans as they serve and strengthen their communities.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Altrusa International Foundation is to ensure the health and well-being of the global community through service.