2016: With a little help from our friends like you a lot of great work was supported around the world by the Friends Foundation International….check out the summary of awesome projects supported by the Friends Foundation in 2016 (and previously).

2012-14 Friends Foundation Benefit Events…

On Friday, April 4, 2014, the Friends Foundation International held its third annual benefit fundraiser at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, California. Over $13,000 was raised with all proceeds directly benefitting FFI projects.

Many thanks to everyone, musicians, donors, attendees, and especially everyone at the Freight and Salvage who made this evening so special. Stay tuned for news of the 2015 event, coming soon!

Mr. Friend, Michael Freund, thanks the audience and all contributors at the Freight and Salvage (2012).


Helen and Will Webster Foundation Makes a $10,000 Donation to the Friends Foundation

The Friends Foundation International (“FFI”) board is delighted to acknowledge a $10,000 gift from the Helen and Will Webster Foundation in support of our environmental and public health projects around the world.  Making this all the more special for us is the fact that Alec Webster of the foundation worked on the first grant made by FFI over twenty years ago, a project protecting the California red-legged frog. Thank you Alec and the Helen and Will Webster Foundation!   

About Friends Foundation International

Friends Foundation International (“FFI”) was formed by a group of friends who met in 1975 at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in an environmental studies class entitled “The Political Economy of Ecological Problems.” Many years later, in 1991, after numerous travels and life experiences taking us to many parts of the world, these friends convened and committed themselves to starting a foundation to strengthen their friendships and to assist people and the environment.

FFI has come to stand for strengthening friendship through giving and fortifying fellowship through activism. It is a vehicle for individuals who share the bond of friendship to use their collective commitment, resources, and energy to improve the human condition and protect the environment all over the world.

FFI is unique because we continue to operate without any overhead expenses. FFI identifies significant environmental projects to support and we act as a funnel so that contributions from other friends and colleagues go directly to the project. We are proud to report that all of the donations from our supporters go directly to the various projects that have been selected. Check out the growing list of incredible projects supported by FFI.


New: 2016 project updates posted!

Check out this great report from the Mama Hope organic greenhouse project in Kisumu, Kenya

Good news from the U’wa!

Photos from the Haiti Jacmel Children’s Center Solar Panel Installation Project

Photos from the Beninese Water Tower Project

Photos from Geta Eye Hospital, Nepal

Photos and News from the Juvenile Redemption Center Garden Project in Stanislaus, California

UC Santa Cruz Writes About Friends Foundation International

Report from the Garm Women’s Center (Tajikistan)

Garm Women’s Center in the News – Aziza Magazine Article

Rural Hydroelectric project in Bali, Indonesia moves forward — the lights are on! – See photos.

Photos from the Tegaruka Secondary School Solar Project (Tanzania)

See photos from the FFI funded effort to supply warm winter clothing to school children in Sapa, Vietnam.

See the fantastic article about Pro Public’s Prakash Sharma and his amazing work in Nepal.

NEW: Donating stock to Friends Foundation International is easy.