Financing local solutions that change lives


Help us provide opportunities for those who need them most. The Leaf Foundation believes that small business owners should be given the chance to lift themselves and their families out of poverty, while contributing positively to their communities. With micro-financing, resources and education, we enable them to do this.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the livelihoods of local communities through economic empowerment and education.

What We Do

To achieve this we work with local small business holders/ entrepreneurs in low-income countries and support them by providing micro-financing, resources or education. 
We are aware that there is no solution that 'fits all', therefore we first examine every project step by step to come up with a solution that is reflective of the local context and needs in question. 

Who We Are

We are a Vienna, Austria based non-profit organisation with the vision at hand that smaller projects can make a enormous impact. 


Become a Donor 
Every donation big or small creates different opportunities
Become a Volunteer
Volunteer in different areas and gain first hand experience working with a small foundation 
Become an Advisor
 Advise us on issues you are most familiar with 
Become a Partner
Together we can accomplish more

Meet The Board

Valeria Beljaeva

Giving people the opportunity to work their way out of poverty is most powerful

Bernhard Schell

Giving is not just about making a donation but truly trying to implement change

Florian Schell

Learn from yesterday, live for today,

hope for tomorrow 

Lara Pflanzer

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something

Melanie Hartmann

I strongly believe it is the right of every human being to live their life in health and dignity 

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© The Leaf Foundation 2019

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