The IWA has donated funds to help support:

Die Schwalbe – Die Schwalbe is a non-profit organization that provides housing and employment for women who are temporarily unable to pursue a job due to mental illness or a serious life crisis. (G)

Marienstüberl – The Marienstüberl is a branch of Caritas that provides free breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack for the homeless in Graz. (G)

VinziRast – Cortihaus – Vinzirast provides safe shelters and support for individuals struggling with homelessness or alcohol and drug dependency. (G)

ISOP – Innovative Sozialprojekte – ISOP is an intercultural, politically-neutral, independent non-profit organization that supports equal opportunity and human rights through social, educational and cultural projects. (G)

Mafalda – An organization helping girls and young women achieve equality in all aspects of life by offering counseling, career guidance, training, workshops, basic education and access to youth work programs. (G)

Frauengesundheitzentrum – A women’s health center with the goal to empower women and girls in all stages of life to strengthen their health and well-being and which works toward gender specific health services and for a gender specific health care system. (G/E)

Beratungsstelle TARA – The TARA counselling center, founded in 1984, is part of the Styrian Network against Sexual Abuse. It provides free support, counseling and therapy in a safe, confidential environment for women and girls traumatized by sexual violence, as well as their relatives, friends and partners. (G, but brochures in English and multiple other languages)

Mosaik GmbH – …and the Mirabilis Project. Mosaik, based in Graz, provides support, education, and training for people with disabilities. (G)

Lady Lomin – Eve Hönle from Graz, a trained teacher and hand weaver, has established a weaving workshop in South Sudan, offering women there the opportunity to learn a skill, become financially independent and establish a good life for their families. (G)

Kleine Wildtiere in großer Not – The volunteers at this wonderful organization accept wounded and sick wild animals, provide them with food and care, then (where possible) release them back into the wild. (G)

Gustl 58 – Initiative zur Herzensbildung – Based in St. Stefan ob Stainz, Gustl 58 provides support for people facing physical, psychological, economic, or financial difficulties. (G)

AtempoAtempo is an organization that provides support for people with learning difficulties and disabilities, striving for equal-opportunity in daily life and the workplace. (G)

Hilfe für das herzkrankende Kind – A non-profit organization that provides assistance to children with cardiovascular illnesses and their families. (G)

Rote Nasen – The Rote Nasen Clowndoctors are professional performing artists that make regular rounds to visit sick and suffering people, especially children, in hospitals and social institutions. (G)

SOS Kinderdorf – Since 1949, SOS Kinderdorf (Children’s Villages) has provided children and their families with support as they deal with difficult situations and crises. (G)