The International Heritage Foundation Mission.
Founded in 1969, the International Institute Foundation ensures metro Detroit’s ethnic families are presented quality support services that encourage their efforts to become citizens of this great country and contributing members of the community. In its growth and continued service to the community, the Foundation has updated its name to the International Heritage Foundation (IHF). IHF is a charitable organization dedicated to serving immigrants in the Metro Detroit area since 1985.
More recently, one of the foundation’s significant areas of growth has been to direct scholarships to immigrants who choose to enroll in an education or training program. Empowering newly immigrated families to pursue an education offers a path to citizenship and civic integration that is unmatched. For decades, well-educated immigrant families have risen up and helped create a wave of American entrepreneurship. By providing an opportunity for education, we raise the spirit and preserve the dignity of families in search of a better life.