In 2002, a terrorist bomb in Bali, Indonesia, killed 202 people. Among them was Mark Weingard’s fiancée, Annika Linden. Devastated by his loss, Mark was inspired to help those affected by the bombings. And so, the Annika Linden Foundation was set up in 2003 as a vehicle for Mark’s personal giving. Since then, it has grown into a leading grant-making foundation, now known as Inspirasia Foundation.
Supported by Iniala and other businesses and individuals around the world, Inspirasia Foundation provides both financial and non-financial support to a number of different organisations with a focus on health and education for marginalised communities and people with disabilities.
In 2009, when the name changed to Inspirasia, it was decided that the foundation would take on a second mission, that of “inspiring others to give”. The foundation does not reach out for financial support but works together with partners to make an impact.
The foundation started its life as a purely grant-making foundation and then developed a ‘more than money’ philosophy. This means that the foundation works with grantees to be more effective and efficient, which leads to more impact and long-term sustainable growth.
To find out more please visit inspirasia.org