The International Institute of Humanitarian Law has sponsored the creation of its own auxiliary Foundation with the aim of promoting, supporting and enhancing its initiatives.

Such initiatives include the preserving and restoring of Villa Ormond which serves as its Headquarters. The Foundation intends to promote the activities of the Institute in Italy and abroad to make Villa Ormond a point of cultural and touristic attraction, particularly by organising congresses, meetings, exhibitions, cultural events, informal gatherings, etc. The Foundation would be the most appropriate and efficient means to expand the search for funds of the Institute, also by approaching private institutions. Such activities of the Foundation would place the Institute in a stronger position to promote and disseminate its core activities concerning international humanitarian law, refugee law and related humanitarian fields. The use of Villa Ormond, a building of recognized artistic and cultural value, was kindly granted to the Institute by its owner, the Municipality of Sanremo.