Read about our values and internal policies that govern the IFS Foundation.


The IFS Foundation depends on the ongoing support of our donors and volunteers. Thank you to all those who have supported the IFS Foundation and followed our progress in Sri Lanka. Without you, we would not be able to have the opportunity to make a difference.

We are committed to open communication and being transparent about our work. We take responsibility for using our funds effectively and achieving results. We are accountable to our supporters, partners, and the communities we work with.

Downloadable Resources


AML and Funds Transfer Policy

The IFS Foundation will always have strong anti-money laundering protections in place, supported by our ALM and funds transfer policy.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct details our ethical values and principles

Conflict of Interest Policy All

The Conflict of interest policy outlines how the IFS Foundation and its donors must be free of conflicts.

Conflict of Interest Policy Trustees

Our trustees have a special duty to the Foundation and its donors, outlined in our Trustee Conflict of Interest Policy.

Counterterrorism and Due Diligence Policy

The IFS Foundation ensures that funds are used in a responsible manner.

Gift Acceptance Policy

Donations are scrutinised to fulfil the Foundation’s mission

Grant Making Policy

Grants are only made with the utmost care, outlined in our Grant Making Policy.

Supplier Code of Conduct

Suppliers and Partners must adhere to code expected by our donors.

Transparency and Accountability Policy

We are committed to remaining transparent and accountable

Whistleblower Policy

Ensuring concerns can be handled responsibly and investigated thoroughly.


IFS Foundation UK 2020 Annual Report

Our 2020 Annual Report details the activities of the IFS Foundation UK

IFS Foundation UK 2021 Annual Report

Our 2021 Annual Report details the activities of the IFS Foundation UK

IFS Foundation Trustees 2023

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall control and direction of the IFS Foundation

IFS Foundation Trustees

Each of the IFS Foundation entities is governed by a board of trustees. They ensure that the charities’ activities align with our set purpose, that our resources are used efficiently, and we maintain our values. We have trustees acting on behalf of the US, UK, Canadian and Sri Lankan entities. Our IFS Foundation Chairman, Stephen Keys, sits across all four boards to ensure consistency and appropriate collaboration. All of the trustees have been selected due to their passion for the cause and the variety of skills that they possess.

You can read more about our trustees in the Trustee Biography document above.