We invest for impact

The Human Safety Net is a net bringing together the expertise and experience of dozens of NGOs, social enterprises and experts worldwide. It is a community acting together to amplify each organization’s impact. In addition to financing our partners through grants, our approach includes: an open platform,  a robust methodology for each program, a shared framework for measuring our collective impact, a global volunteering platform, advocacy at the national and international levels, an annual summit open to all our partners for peer-to-peer exchange and knowledge sharing.


SPARK is The Human Safety Net’s lead partner for the Refugee Start-Ups programme. SPARK runs entrepreneurship programmes for refugees and other vulnerable people in Europe, Africa and the Middle-East. They invest in their entrepreneurial potential, helping them to gain economic independence and create jobs that benefits themselves and their communities.

ELTERN-AG is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the Families programme in Germany. ELTERN is a preventive empowerment program especially for families who are socially disadvantaged because of poverty and isolation. It focuses on the participants' needs and improves their parenting skills in order to provide better education, health and life chances for their children.

Social Impact is The Human Safety Net's Partner for the Refugee Start-Ups programme in Germany. They offer expert advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs whose businesses have the potential to solve societal challenges. Their grants fund up to eight months of professional consultancy, coaching, workshops and co-working workplaces, with a special focus on unemployed migrants and youth.

SINGA is The Human Safety Net’s Partner for the Refugee Start Ups programme in France. SINGA creates opportunities for refugees and their host communities to meet and cooperate. Its aim is to build bridges between people that change perceptions about refugees through dialogue, cultural enrichment and creating job opportunities.


Tent Partnership for Refugees is a coalition of more than 80 companies that have made commitments to support refugees around the world. Tent was founded in 2015 by Hamdi Ulukaya, the CEO of Chobani yogurt, to mobilize the private sector to improve the lives & livelihoods of the more than 20 million men, women and children who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries.

For more than 30 years, the Emmanuel Foundation in La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina) has been working to make family life a reality for all children, not just a privilege for some. They carry out programs for disadvantaged families and children in foster care empowering them in the process of raising their child.

HOPE Worldwide is The Human Safety Net’s partner For Families in Indonesia. Their mission is to bring hope, and change lives in vulnerable communities through education, health services, and community development. Established in 1994, HOPE worldwide Indonesia serves over 120,000 people supported by over 3,000 dedicated volunteers.

The Centro per la Salute del Bambino (Center for Child Health and Development), is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 in Italy by a group of childcare workers. CSB’s mission is to provide equal opportunities for cognitive, emotional and relational development to all children, and it operates both in Italy and internationally.

ZPM Moste is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Families program in Slovenia. ZPM Ljubljana Moste-Polje (Association of Friends of Youth) has been working with children and families for over 60 years, evolving special programs for families in need and placing special emphasis on improving opportunities for children. The association concentrates on strengthening parenting skills and helping parents improve family life for themselves and their children.

La Sauvegarde is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners of the Families program in France, active in Brittany. The association helps empower parents, focusing on their needs and wishes and helping them build confidence in their parenting skills. It also provides educational, pedagogical, psychological support to families and helps facilitate personal development and social inclusion.

Apprentis d’Auteuil is a national and international Catholic NGO that works with children, young adults and families, and is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners of the Families program in France. Through several different facilities, the association welcomes people in difficulty, hosting them according to their needs and personal situations.

Les Restos Bébé du Coeur is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners of the Families program in France. Based in Agen (Nouvelle Aquitaine), it provides specific products that have been identified as truly necessary for parents and parents-to-be, including food, clothes, diapers and baby toys (children ages 0-18 months). The association also provides advice on pediatrics, diet and childcare.

L’école des parents et des éducateurs des Bouches du Rhone is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners of the Families program in France. Its aim is to support parents, social workers and teachers and facilitate the link between home and school. It is based in Marseille (Provence) and is famous for targeted actions the association runs in September and October, when children enter nursery school.

Intermède Robinson is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners of the Families program in France. Based in Essone (Ile-de-France), they run efforts directly in areas where the most disadvantaged families are located, including shantytowns, parking lots and emergency shelters. Working directly with children, they organize cooking activities and cultural, athletic and artistic moments for isolated families in need.

L’Albero della Vita is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners for the For Families program in Italy, where the association has been working to ensure children’s wellbeing since 1997. It focuses on protecting children, promoting their rights and fostering their development, as well as supporting families and communities as they work to achieve the same goals. In 2010 L’Albero della Vita began focusing on childhood poverty as well, supporting disadvantaged families through a series of interventions aimed at safeguarding the right of every child to grow up under the best environmental, familial, emotional and psychological conditions possible. The goal is to give disadvantaged families a second chance, support parents and pay special attention to children’s needs. 

Active since 2000, Mission Bambini is one of The Human Safety Net’s partners for its For Families program in Italy, where the association helps and supports poor, sick and uneducated children, or those who have suffered physical or psychological violence, giving them hope and a chance for a better life. Mission Bambini has two primary focuses: educating children in Italy; and combating heart disease in infants abroad. Over the past two decades the association has helped roughly 1,350,000 children in 73 different countries through more than 1,500 different projects.

The Novak Djokovic Foundation is The Human Safety Net’s partner for its For Families program in Serbia. Active since 2007, the foundation invests in education and support for young children, creating strong partnerships with citizens’ associations and community-based organizations in Serbia in order to give children living in disadvantaged communities an opportunity to engage in creative play and learn how to develop values and skills that will give them a head start in life and help them achieve their full potential. Over the past 11 years the foundation has built or refurbished 37 preschools, trained 1,322 teachers, supported 683 families, and served 20,708 children. Over the next decade the foundation aims to establish Serbia as a regional ECED (Early Childhood Education and Development) hub of excellence and increase preschool access in Serbia from 50% to 90%.

Union of Mother Centres (UMC) is The Human Safety Net’s partner for its For Families program in Slovakia. First established in 2003, UMC acts as an umbrella and networking organization for mother and/or family centers across Slovakia, supporting nearly 60 institutions. The organization’s mission is to increase respect for and recognition of motherhood in society, helping support motherhood in the best interests of children, mothers and families. Efforts include educational and/or training programs for mothers, networking, supporting mother and family centers, interaction and lobbying efforts with the Slovakian government and the country’s private sector, protecting mothers’ rights, combating domestic violence, organizing social and cultural events and more.

FITT Gmbh – an institute for technology transfer in Saarland’s University for Applied Science for Technology and Economics – is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Refugee Start-Ups program in Saarland, Germany. The institute’s goal is to support refugees and migrants who want to open businesses and achieve professional independence, providing access to professional trainers, coaches and volunteers. As a research facility dedicated to achieving applied results, FITT is considered among the best in class for organizing successful cooperation between professors, the university and external partners.

each One is one of The Human Safety Net Refugee Start-Ups partners in France. each One (formerly Wintergreat) creates and deploys innovative training programs to support, include, and enable students, citizens, universities and businesses to grasp the opportunities that refugees open up for everyone. Together with ESCP Europe (Paris campus) and HEC, we support financially and operationally a 12-week tailored training program for refugee students, given each year to two classes of some 25 participants. This program has enabled refugees to take up a career path that is appropriate to their skills, experience and dreams.

Capacity Zurich is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Refugee Start-Ups program in Switzerland. Based in Zurich, Capacity is a start-up incubator for people with refugee and migrant backgrounds who are interested in launching a business or socio-cultural initiative. The institute offers specialized, bilingual entrepreneurship programs that let refugee entrepreneurs and locals interact within a collaborative, skill-sharing environment.

The Marie Meierhofer Institute for Children (MMI) is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Families program in Switzerland. For over 60 years, MMI has been committed to ensuring that all children, both inside and outside the family, are given an opportunity for healthy growth and upbringing. Supported by a research group, MMI develops assistance programs for children and their families, building centers that foster positive relationships though play and dedicated activities.

The PAF (Positive Attitude Formation) Foundation is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Newborns program in Hungary. Active since 2011, PAF is dedicated to promoting humane healthcare and fostering coordination among healthcare professionals across the country. As partner for the For Newborns program, PAF’s ultimate goal is to increase awareness of the importance of pre-term baby care. Hungary has elevated infant mortality rates (4 per 1,000; compared to 2-4 per 1,000 in most Western European countries), and PAF will work with The Human Safety Net to lower these rates through initiatives including medical equipment donations, “golden hour” (immediate post-natal skin-to-skin contact) promotion in maternity wards, fetal movement monitoring, preterm baby care development and family follow-up. 

Poznan University (Poznań, Poland) is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Newborns program in Hungary. Working actively with five clinical hospitals and a range of public hospitals, Poznan University has played a key role in training thousands of medical professionals working across the country including physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and more. Together with The Human Safety Net, the university will increase its focus on combating infant asphyxia, preparing and informing health professionals, selecting technology and protocols for early diagnosis and treatment, and building informed doctor and nurse networks.

SOS Kinderdorf Deutschland e.V. is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Families program in Germany. Dedicated to providing children with a safe home, SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. provides a national network of inpatient and outpatient flexible help, family counseling, educational opportunities and daycare, and is one of the largest support associations in its international parent organization, SOS Children’s Villages. Today SOS Children’s Villages offers over 800 services for children, young people and families who experience difficult living situations across more than 240 locations around Germany. In 2018, the association connected with and helped roughly 105,000 people.

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the For Families program in Austria. BBBS is an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters International and has been offering mentoring programs for disadvantaged children and youth in Austria since 2012. Together with Generali Austria, BBBS has developed Family Mentoring (FAME), a new program designed to strengthen parenting skills and improve the lives of children ages 3-6 in deprived and challenging situations. Family Mentoring combines one-to-one mentoring with workshops for parents and children, applying a resource-based approach that is designed to foster healthy relationships between parents and children starting from an early age. 

AÇEV (Mother Child Education Foundation) is The Human Safety Net’s partner for its For Families program in Turkey. Since 1993, ACEV has been working to make sure every child is safe, healthy, happy and can expand his or her education. They support underprivileged young children and their families across Turkey thanks with academic research, evidence-based training programs and advocacy activities in early childhood, parenting, and women’s empowerment area. It has provided educational services for vulnerable families, reaching over a million of people and has trained over 13,000 teachers and volunteers. AÇEV’s programs are implemented widely across Turkey through local and national partnerships, as well as in different regions of the world including the Middle East and South Asia.

Rastimo zajedno (Growing Up Centre for Parenting Support) is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the Families program in Croatia. First workshops with parents started in 2008, and a few years later the Centre was established in 2013 with the aim to develop accessible, evidence-based and sustainable parenting support programs and to support the network of workshops’ leaders. All programs focus on children’s and parents’ well-being and development. The program “Growing up Together- Count Us In!” is tailored to the needs of parents in vulnerable circumstances and their young children to strengthen parents’ emotional and social resources, enhance children’s resilience and stimulate secure parent and child relationship. Today it is run in 85 cities in partnership with UNICEF and the Ministry for Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy.

Haciendo Camino is one of The Human Safety Net partners of the Families program in Argentina. Since 2006, the NGO has been working to improve the quality of life of vulnerable families from the north of Argentina. Their programs aim to promote integral growth and development of children between 0 a 6 years old, by accompanying mothers since pregnancy. The NGO currently has 12 centers where they treat children with malnutrition and offer workshops for their mothers.

The Human Safety Net Argentina is supporting Haciendo Camino’s activities in 5 locations across Santiago del Estero province, reaching 200 families and 400 kids from 0 up to 6 years.

Associació Educativa Itaca is The Human Safety Net partner in Barcelona (Spain).  

Itaca has more than 40 years of experience working with children and young kids at high risk of social exclusion and extreme poverty.Together with THSN Espana, Itaca is developing a safe THSN home in the neighborhoods of Hospitalet de Llobregat for families with children aged 0-6y to help parents improve their parental skills and promote equal opportunities for children. The project aims to support 50 families, offering different activities and workshops, on themes like health, hygiene, nutrition, child development and play, to strengthen the confidence and security of the parents in growing up their children.

Vita et Futura is The Human Safety Net's partner for the For Newborns program in the Czech Republic. Since 1991 the Vita et Futura Endowment Fund has been actively helping to improve conditions in obstetrics and child care with the objective of identifying symptoms of dangerous illnesses in newborns before birth and promoting state-of-the-art equipment during childbirth. The aim of the Fund is to prevent complications that can result in serious consequences or cause death and also supports after-birth care for extremely premature infants in specialized units, focusing on the training of doctors, midwives and medical students.

OneSky is The Human Safety Net for Families partner in Hong Kong. Its mission is to unlock the vast potential hidden in our world’s vulnerable young children. OneSky creates and implements simple, replicable early learning programs that provide nurturing responsive care, transforming the lives of thousands of at-risk children every day, and ensuring that those most in need have a second chance at childhood.  Since 1998, we have trained more than 43,000 caregivers and directly impacted more than 200,000 children in China, Mongolia and Vietnam. 

La Ruche is one of The Human Safety Net partners of the Refugee Start-Ups program in France. Since 2008, it has been promoting social innovation and equal opportunity as regards entrepreneurship. It supports under-represented profiles in entrepreneurship through educational support programs, and managing and running workplaces. Target audiences are people discriminated based on their gender, their geographical origin or actual location, or their unusual lifepaths. Thanks to a strong network of sponsors, a pragmatic teaching approach and strong connections with local players, it supports more than 150 projects every year. In 2019, La Ruche had eight branches in France.

AFL Transition is one of The Human Safety Net Families partners in France, based in Toulon. AFL Transition has been supporting families for two decades through a range of psychological, sociomedical, educational and psychoeducational programs. Through the creation of daily “Parental Breaks” supported by multidisciplinary groups of psychologists, educators, social workers and paediatric nurses, parents are offered various activities and workshop to improve their children development, strengthen the parent-children relationship, family budgeting.

Lernende Region - Netzwerk Köln has been supporting The Human Safety Net for Families program in Germany, and it has further enhanced its partnership in 2020. With its sizeable local network, Lernende Region enables universal access to education in Cologne. These educational programs provide socially disadvantaged families with new opportunities that can have a positive influence on their children's early years while promoting their integration into the wider society.

Nadace Leontinka is The Human Safety Net partner for Newborns and for Families in the Czech Republic. It’s a foundation established in 2005 by the Czech company Exx (offering lighting and interior solutions). Its mission is to “bring light” to handicapped children’s lives.
Nadace Leontinka helps children and young people with visual impairment and is active across the whole Czech Republic. Within the THSN it runs early care social service in maternity hospital in České Budějovice and in families homes in all Czech regions.

Founded in 2002, Fondazione Italiana Accenture represents Accenture’s social responsibility of which it shares values and strategies. It aims to stimulate and enhance technological innovation and promote initiatives with a high social impact.
As part of its mission, Fondazione Italiana Accenture intends to actively contribute to developing digital and training solutions within The Human Safety Net programs by enhancing the social impact and benefits for the Italian country system.

For Our Children Foundation (FOC) is The Human Safety Net’s partner for the Family Program in Bulgaria. The Program builds upon the 28-year old work of the Foundation for the complex development of the child in a secure family environment. It has three streams: family support and early childhood development services; fostering supportive environment for families and children through CSR; and developing FOC's organisational capacity to deliver quality ECD services. 

Italian Red Cross - Milan Branch is The Human Safety Net’s partner in the For Refugees program in Italy. In Milan, Red Cross runs a program called ESIR (Employability and Social Integration for Refugees) which supports refugees to enter the Italian labour market. Red Cross offers interactive workshops and coaching to strengthen language and life skills, while also matching participants with vocational training and internships in areas such as car mechanics, hospitality and security.  

Hogan Lovells is an international law firm, committed to playing a leadership role in driving inclusive and sustainable development in which people and planet prosper. Hogan Lovells’ legal experts have offered pro-bono consulting to The Human Safety Net's partner NGOs in different areas of legal assistance, by activating their entire global network.

Cisco is a world leader in Internet-enabling technologies. It inspires new possibilities by re-imagining applications, protecting data, transforming infrastructure and empowering people to build a global and inclusive future together. Cisco made available contents of the Cisco Academy to aspiring entrepreneurs of the Refugee Start-Up program, contributing to creating new opportunities of dedicated education.