BackgroundThe JTI Foundation (Stiftung JT International) is a charitable organization registered under Swiss law and financially endowed by JT International SA.
Since its inception in 2001, the JTI Foundation has cooperated closely with institutions involved in disaster relief, and helped to fund emergency operations across the globe. Moreover, the JTI Foundation supports organizations dedicated to reducing the risk of disaster; these activities include preparedness, prevention, and prediction.
The JTI Foundation is a member of the Association of Swiss Grantmaking Foundations (Swiss Foundations).
MissionThe Foundation helps people who have been struck by disasters, and invests in disaster preparedness and mitigation. They achieve this by working with partners who are experts in assessing the needs of disaster victims, and responding to them. By supporting further research into the causes of disasters they help protect vulnerable communities from potential risk.
Programme areasThe JTI Foundation cooperates closely with institutions involved in disaster relief, and helps to fund emergency operations across the globe. The JTI Foundation also supports organizations dedicated to reducing the risk of disaster; these activities include preparedness, prevention, and prediction.
Examples of active programmes (12/08/15):
•Hero-rats mine clearance in Cambodia
•Improved sanitation in Dhaka
•Improving the livelihood of small lscale farmers in Malawi
•Redog Swiss Disaster Association, Worldwide
•Habitat for Humanity International
•Disaster resilient construction techniques in Western Sumatra
•Psychological intervention in South Sudan
•Safe dirinking water for Kayin State, Myanmar
•Strengthening disaster management in Asia
•Shelterbox disaster relief
•GEA search and rescue team
•Support victims of floods in Serbia
•Strengthening governmental disaster management, Lebanon
•Peace Winds Japan search and rescue
•Improving water management in Brazil
•Resilience to natural disasters and human trafficking
•Rebuilding community centres, Japan