The launch of the WHO Foundation was announced on May 27th, 2020. Both WHO and the WHO Foundation are headquartered in Geneva, but the Foundation is legally independent from WHO. WHO and the Foundation are bound together by an Affiliation Agreement, also known as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which defines how they interact.
The role of the WHO Foundation is to support the mission of the World Health Organization (WHO) both directly and by supporting WHO's network of partners in the field.
The WHO Foundation is a non-profit grant-making foundation that aims to strengthen world health by providing funding to address the most critical global health issues. Donors can access and enrich global health in a way that was never possible before.