IHG® Foundation

Launched in 2016, the IHG Foundation works to build stronger, healthier, more prosperous communities around the world.

The IHG Foundation is committed to helping communities develop hospitality skills, ensuring support for those impacted by disasters, encouraging grassroots community groups and protecting the environment.

Four areas of focus

Hospitality skills development

The IHG Foundation provides support to community organisations and education providers to tackle key social challenges and break down the barriers that many individuals face in accessing employment and to help them build their knowledge and skills in the hospitality industry.

International disaster relief

The IHG Foundation helps local communities when they need it the most, providing support when disaster strikes to help them get back on their feet and to be better prepared for future disasters. From earthquakes in Japan, Ecuador, Italy and Indonesia and flooding in China, France, Germany and the US to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and Cyclone Winston in Fiji, the IHG Foundation is ensuring that local people are supported when they need it most. The foundation has also provided support to CARE International UK to help build disaster preparedness capacity and ensure vulnerable communities are prepared for future disasters. 

Grassroots community support

Be it London, Bali, New York or Hong Kong the IHG Foundation collaborates with local organisations working hard to develop communities around the world where we can all prosper, creating better places for us all.

Environmental sustainability

Mindful of the impacts the hospitality industry has on the environment, the IHG Foundation provides support for organisations developing opportunities to do things differently, to preserve scarce resources. Supporting a hotel amenity recycling scheme in China as well as work to show the potential of wetlands to address key issues of water stress in the urban environment, the IHG Foundation is helping to create a more sustainable future for everyone.

The IHG Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales (no. 1164791) and a 501(c)3 organisation in the United States. In China, the IHG Foundation is brought to life through a partnership with the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation.

Find more information on the IHG Foundation website