The Child & Family Foundation

The Child & Family Foundation is a charitable association based in Graz, Austria, which supports children, adolescents and families in need around the world.

Since 2008, we have been spanning cultural and ethnical borders to provide support for children, adolescents and families in need under the guiding principle of “Education. Opportunities. Future”. We support various educational methods, focussing on the theme of “education for all”.

Worldwide education projects

By constructing or improving schools in socially and economically deprived regions of the world, we help enable or improve access to education. In addition, we aim to improve the living conditions of financially, physically or mentally handicapped children, adolescents and their families.

How we finance our work

We finance our charity purely from donations and sponsorships from individuals or enterprises. In particular, the long-term partnerships with various enterprises and educational sponsorships enable us to implement our sustainable education and aid projects.

Find out how you can support our work by clicking on “Donations”.

Our team

Our committed Child & Family Foundation team spends each day working to improve the life of numerous underprivileged children, adolescents and families.

Alejandro Najera

Project Management

“I find working for the Child & Family Foundation very fulfilling. I am able to build bridges between generous people who are willing to help and poor people in need. As a globetrotter, I am also very interested in the Foundation's international reach. Other ways of living inspire me, they provide me with new input for my own life. Based on my experiences, I want people to be happier with what they have.”



Pierre Lacen

Project & Communications Manager

Since marketing has always been my passion, I´m very happy to be using it for the Child & Family Foundation. The ever-changing and developing environment in the Foundation and its projects give me the opportunity to grow every day, both personally and professionally.”

Child & Family Foundation Team Han-I Leiner

Han-I Leiner


“I believe that work should have purpose. I wish for people to be living securely and in peace on our planet, for nobody to suffer from hunger and for environmental damage to end. So I'm really glad to be able to contribute to this with my work at the Child & Family Foundation. I also have the pleasure of  working with very friendly colleagues here. But of course, those who need our help take centre stage. This type of work has also shaped my approach to life: my problems are nothing in comparison to some others.”

Our Management


Heidemarie Kipperer

Chairwoman & Director

"I am very much looking forward to taking on my new role and getting me and my team involved in lots of great climate protection projects. At the same time, I am thrilled to have the chance to make education more accessible to young people in need and thus open up new opportunities to them. Sustainability and social responsibility should go hand-in-hand and I would like to combine these two aspects even more closely in future."

Birgit Windisch Obfrau


Birgit Windisch


“There is an unimaginable amount of poverty in the world. Particularly children who grow up in such poverty are often refused the chance of education that would give them a better future. Personally, I find it particularly important to help the weakest and to support them in accessing education. The Child & Family Foundation organises various school projects that provide these children with more opportunities in life.”

Monika Murárová - Treasurer


Monika Murárová


“In the course of my training and work in children's homes, I was in contact with children and families with adverse fates pretty early on. Since I've become a mother myself, such situations affect me even more directly. In my opinion, it is very important to support children and families in times of need, and to provide them with the chance of a better life. The Child & Family Foundation has already achieved a great deal. It has enabled numerous children to attend school, enjoy a warm meal a day or have new opportunities in life. I'm proud to support the association by being part of the team. Get on board and help us to make life that bit better for young people in need.”