Who We Are


Inspired by the teachings and philosophy of the Nobel Peace-prizewinner Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), the Schweitzer Institute is an international humanitarian organization which is dedicated to alleviating suffering and injustice in the world, and creating a more equitable and sustainable future for our planet and all of its inhabitants.


Founded in 1984 as The Albert Schweitzer Memorial Foundation, The Schweitzer Institute conducts international programs that link education, ethics and voluntarism. Programs focus on healthcare development in under-served areas; motivating young people to serve the community and the environment as a way of life; stimulating scholarly research on Albert Schweitzer's life and work; and increasing awareness of Dr. Schweitzer's philosophy of Reverence for Life and its potential for a more peaceful and sustainable world. 


The Schweitzer Institute is registered with the Charity Commission as the Schweitzer Foundation UK (Charity 1187127).