The Quaker Aid Foundation (QHS) is part of a worldwide network of Quaker philanthropies and organizations dedicated to social justice, world peace, and humanitarian aid. Today, QHS and its partners support projects in more than 20 countries. With different focal points, all projects aim to advance lasting peace and justice in the world.
The Quaker Aid Foundation is one of very few philanthropies that directly supports programs that are carried out or supported by Quaker organizations and Meetings. Supported projects and activities my contribute to the objectives of peace and justice.
1. Promoting an international spirit, tolerance in all areas of culture and the idea of international understanding. This purpose is realized through reconciliation and peace work, also between states or hostile groups, organizations or individuals.
2. Promoting or caring for the politically, racially or religiously persecuted, for refugees, displaced persons, war victims, war survivors, war and physically disabled and blind persons, prisoners of war who are still abroad and returnees and by promoting old-age welfare. This purpose is pursued in particular abroad and in crisis areas.
3. Promoting the welfare of prisoners and former prisoners. This purpose is pursued at home and abroad.
4. Conducting public relations work, in order to raise awareness of the causes of poverty and need worldwide and to strengthen the social responsibility and willingness to help of citizens in the Federal Republic of Germany. In addition, a better understanding of the
living conditions of people, primarily in developing countries, international understanding and tolerance are promoted.