Alexander Illing Foundation

under the aegis of Fondation de Luxembourg

The Alexander Illing Foundation was etablished with the objective to promote access to education in Portugal and Portugueuse-speaking developing countries, and to promote pediatric research in Europe.


Every child born is a potential benefactor of mankind. Sadly, due to poverty or negative social conditions most of these children are never given the chance to realize their potential. What the world loses is beyond calculation. The Alexander Illing Foundation aims to save a small number of these children. In the words of the founders, "Even if we change the life of just one child, we will consider our efforts worthwhile."


Created in memory of Alexander Illing, the foundation's main ambition is to improve access to education for children, adolescents and young adults in Portugal and Lusophone developing countries. Further, it seeks to contribute to medical advancements in the field of pediatrics by supporting researchers at European institutions. The foundation may also support cultural events and activities in Porto, Portugal.

In memory of Alexander Illing


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