THE GERTLER FAMILY FOUNDATION

A Foundation of Hope

The Gertler Family Foundation (GFF) is a philanthropic initiative committed to helping vulnerable areas of the Congolese population. GFF funds more than 50 programs and projects across the DRC, bringing vital assistance to tens of thousands of Congolese every year. 

Since its inception in 2004, the GFF has invested $120 million in social initiatives in Kinshasa, Katanga, Kasaï-Oriental, Maniema, Orientale and Sud Kivu provinces - becoming the DRC’s largest charitable organization.

WORKING WITH THE DRC’S MOST VULNERABLE

Through the hospitals, health clinics, farms, schools, homes the GFF has built and the medicine, food, clothing, clean water and other assistance the GFF has provided, the GFF has helped improve the lives of countless Congolese - both in major cities and remote villages.

The GFF focuses mainly on supporting people with limited access to basic health care services, children and adults born with facial deformities, inter-city children born HIV positive, youth and adults living with HIV-AIDS, orphans, the disabled, families stricken by natural disasters, and so many others.

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We have 25 teachers teaching from pre-school through high school and professional studies. We have 400 students [and] they are orphans. We need to take care of them and reinsert them so that they can one day be someone in life. The [Gertler Family] Foundation gives us all of our school supplies. We really count on the Foundation for the children’s well-being.
Principle & Mangoisa, Professor, Kimbondo Orphanage

  • $120M
    invested by GFF

[The contribution from the GFF] is really a big help and relief for all of us and for the children. You cannot leave a child behind. To Mr. Gertler, to the Foundation, thank you very much. Together we contribute to life.
Dr. Hugo Rios, Pediatrician, Kimbondo Hospital

The GFF has helped improve the lives of countless Congolese in major cities and remote villages.

The GFF supports children and adults with limited access to basic health care services.