We trust that communities can be lifted out of poverty, that change is possible, and that the well- being of every individual, regardless of race, gender, class, or any other classification is important.
We strive to reduce inequalities in the Albanian region and work toward a fairer and more compassionate world.
Rooted in the ideal of compassion in action, we serve others with joy and determination by cultivating altruism in our hearts and actions.
The Queen Geraldine Foundation was founded in May 2012 by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Elia of the Albanians to continue the work which was accomplished by the Royal Family during and after their reign. The Queen Geraldine Foundation is fittingly named after the much loved and respected wife of King Zog I. Her Majesty Queen Geraldine worked tirelessly to improve the welfare of the Albanian people, particularly those most in need.
Her Majesty contributed to the building of hospitals, asylums and orphanages, and the first maternity clinic in Tirana. Queen Geraldine was also fully committed to the promotion of women’s’ rights and emancipation. King Zog’s Sister Princess Sanije was the founder of the Albanian Red Cross.
Queen Susan during her years in exile founded her own foundation which was instrumental in the mobilization aid and medical support to Albania from 1991 onward.
We believe that building on local strengths and knowledge is the most efficient way to respond to the specific needs and aspirations of our beneficiaries.
Our development strategy is based on active community participation, women’s empowerment, and the preservation of local natural resources, expertise, and culture.
To implement this strategy, we aim to work with a network of grassroots organizations and partners as well as local teams of experienced professionals.