FIA Foundation



The FIA Foundation has an international reputation for innovative global road safety philanthropy; practical environmental research and interventions to improve air quality and tackle climate change; and high impact strategic advocacy in the areas of road traffic injury prevention and motor vehicle fuel efficiency. Our aim is to ensure ‘Safe, Clean, Fair and Green’ mobility for all, playing our part to ensure a sustainable future.

The Foundation first proposed the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, devised and coordinates the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, and has provided the core grant for both the International Road Assessment Programme and the Global New Car Assessment Programme. Through funding partnerships with the World Health Organization, the UN Environment Programme, the World Bank Global Road Safety Facility and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile we are supporting programmes, pilot initiatives and campaigns in more than 80 countries around the world. 

The Foundation was established in 2001 with a donation of $300 million made by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the non-profit federation of motoring organisations and the governing body of world motor sport. To clarify the relationship between the Foundation and the FIA the Board of Trustees adopted a statement on this subject in November 2010.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board is made up of not less than nine and not more than fifteen individuals including, the President of the FIA ex officio, and three nominees of the FIA and at least two Trustees independent from any member of the charity.

FIA Foundation’s charitable objectives are to promote public safety and public health, the protection and preservation of human life and the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment through:

  • Promoting research, disseminating the results of research and providing information in any matters of public interest which include      road safety, automobile technology, the protection and preservation of human life and public health, transport and public mobility and the protection of the environment;
  • and promoting improvement in the safety of motor sport, and of drivers, passengers, pedestrians and other road users.