Founded in 2015, the Isabella Foundation is dedicated to the cause of North Korean human rights. Our founding mission is to assist in the rescue and resettlement of North Korean orphans. North Korean refugees in general are some of the most vulnerable and underserved refugees around the world. Among them, orphans are truly the most oppressed. It is for this reason that we decided to focus our efforts on orphans. We also firmly believe that the mission doesn't end with the rescue, that is just the first step on a long journey. This is why we also dedicate resources to assist in refugee resettlement.

As the organization has grown, we have expanded our efforts to include the rescue of all unaccompanied children as well as women at risk of human trafficking. We also have begun assisting underserved populations in other countries, although our primary focus remains on North Korea oprhas. We have also recognized that importance of raising awareness with government institutions, international bodies, and the general public, which led to the latest expansion of our mission in raising awareness.

While we are a small organization, the difference we make in the lives of individual refugees is significant. To that end, we strive to keep all of our expenses as low as possible and dedicate less than 10% of our annual budget to administrative and fundraising expenses.

We hope you will join us in this cause. Click below for our latest updates, recent news about North Korea, or to make a donation.