Founded in 1993 by a group of young social development professionals, Integrated Development Foundation (IDF) is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. IDF works with its head office at Patna and eight field offices across Bihar & Jharkhand towards advocating for social change. With a mission is to ensure better health, security, and well-being for the poorest and most deprived members of rural communities & a vision to build an egalitarian society in which all community members can realize their right to a life of quality and dignity.
The organisation is guided by three operating principles: building local capacity, strengthening community institutions, and fostering community-based leadership & following the strategies for creating sustainable rural development through rights-based approach and leveraging women’s empowerment. IDF projects are supported by UN agencies, national and international funders, Leading Corporates under CSR and state governments.
IDF works to implement its vision of a more egalitarian society throughout Bihar and Jharkand by conducting projects in child protection and care; community and individual health; community leadership development; disaster preparedness, relief, and restoration; livelihood protection and enhancement; water and sanitation; and women's empowerment. Since its inception IDF has undertaken over 50 projects, many lasting several years, sponsored by 34 funders.