Defusing strife through research and advocacy.

As a major supporter of the International Crisis Group — an independent, nonprofit, non-governmental organization - the Giustra Foundation is committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict around the world. Headquartered in Brussels, the ICG has offices in two dozen locations and field analysts covering scores of the most volatile and unstable countries. It uses expert field research, practical policy suggestions, and high-level advocacy to understand, prevent, and resolve deadly conflict.

Crisis Group’s credibility is built on field-based research. Analysts in or near many of the world’s trouble spots find out what is happening and why. They anticipate the possible outbreak, escalation, or recurrence of conflict. They learn which people matter and what or who influences them. They consider the actual and potential role for other countries and intergovernmental bodies like the United Nations, European Union, and African Union.

ICG briefing papers and reports go to tens of thousands of targeted recipients (including government ministers, heads of international agencies, diplomats and officials in key roles, and journalists) as well as to more than 200,000 subscribers online. The ICG also receives top-level public exposure through mainstream media worldwide, a robust social-media program, and influential commentary.

In 2016, Giustra Foundation donated $1 million to the International Crisis Group to create the Giustra Fellowship for Conflict Prevention. The Giustra Fellows will receive training and mentorship in Crisis Group’s rigorous methodology of research and analysis aimed at preventing and resolving deadly conflict. The first class of Fellows will work on some of the organization’s highest priorities: the Syrian conflict and refugee crisis; Russia’s shifting foreign policy interests; and the risks of a return to civil war and mass atrocities in Africa’s Great Lakes region.

Read more about the Giustra Fellowship for Conflict Prevention



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    Inside My Heart premieres Spring 2019

    Sign up below in the comment box to learn more about the film, campaign and ongoing work of The Giustra Foundation to support refugees. Inside My Heart Feature Documentary Film A film by Canadian Director Debra Kellner, produced by Frank Giustra, Serge Lalou, and Richard Copans. At the peak of the refugee and migrant crisis, three […]

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    All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response Enters Puerto Rico with a Major Commitment from Radcliffe Foundation

    NEWS: All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response announced they will be entering Puerto Rico to begin rebuild efforts after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The international disaster relief organization has initially committed to working in the area through at least 2019. The commitment to Puerto Rico is made possible by a donation of US $400,000 from The Radcliffe Foundation, led by international philanthropist Frank Giustra, who saw the needs first-hand while visiting Puerto Rico this week with All Hands and Hearts Co-Founder and Vice Chair, Petra Nemcova.


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News Release: Hundreds of refugees to settle in Canada by year’s end after receipt of $3.5 million in donations ensures community sponsorship spaces are filled

OTTAWA, ONTARIO [November 14, 2018] – 685 refugees will be settled in 49 Canadian communities by the end of this year thanks to the rapid combined efforts of sponsors, private donors, and government. More than 150 sponsoring groups from across Canada have stepped forward since August to sponsor refugees, after a handful of philanthropic leaders […]

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Frank Giustra’s Foundation Educates on Global Refugee Crisis with New Film, Inside My Heart

News Canadian philanthropist Frank Giustra and his foundation, The Radcliffe Foundation, will host the premiere of his new film Inside My Heart alongside Canadian director Debra Kellner, in Ottawa on Monday May 7th.

In 2015, I stood on a beach in Greece helping terrified and near-frozen refugees as they lurched out of a flimsy plastic boat filled with water. For them, this moment was one more step away from a devastating conflict that had ripped apart their world.