Our Partners


Jamie HeaslipJamie Heaslip

Irish international and British & Irish Lions rugby player, Jamie is a longtime ally of Umbrella. He has fully endorsed the annual ‘Umbrella 7’s’ rugby tournament and came to volunteer with us in Nepal in June 2011.

Gavin VickersGavin Vickers

Summiting Everest in 2010 and several peaks in Nepal, Tibet and New Zealand, Gavin is an Australian adventurer, expedition leader and public speaker who became a patron after having visited Umbrella in 2013.

The CoronasThe Coronas

One of Ireland’s biggest rock and indie bands, The Coronas have kindly got behind Umbrella by promoting and supporting our fundraising events, including the annual Haul4Nepal.


Child Street To SchoolCHILD (Center for Health, Intellectual and Learning Development) – Street to School is an NGO registered and working together with the Social Welfare Council in Nepal, which takes street children from Kathmandu in and rehabilitates them.Learn More
Coeur d’EnfantsComing Soon.
Child Welfare SchemeOne of the country’s leading child-centred grassroot organisations, Child Welfare Scheme Nepal aims to improve the lives of the most poor and marginalised children and young people through improved health, education and protection.Learn More
De Stichting Paraplu NepalDe Stichting Paraplu Nepal (SPN) was established as the official branch of The Umbrella Foundation Holland. They spread awareness and fundraise to finance the much-needed psychological support team and facilities for the children and young adults of Umbrella.Learn More
Electric AidSupported by ESB matching funding, Electric Aid focuses primarily on long-term and sustainable development projects in the developing world. Umbrella secured a grant to develop our rural education programme in Nepal in 2012.Learn More
The Franks Family FoundationThe Franks Family Foundation (FFF) is a UK based charitable organisation that was established in 2006 to help make our world more educated, healthy, just, meritocratic and fair. We work to directly relieve the symptoms of extreme poverty that afflicts much of the developing world and the gross inequality that pervades society globally.Learn More
NagarhopeAn NGO registered with the Social Welfare Council, Nagarhope Nepal supports the disadvantaged through child sponsorship and school support schemes. Our charities have been linked since the beginning, supporting each other in an advisory capacity.Learn More
Next Generation NepalFounded by Conor Grennan, who was instrumental in the early stages of reintegrating Umbrella children, Next Generation Nepal preserves family unity and strengthens communities by reconnecting trafficked children with their parents and culture in post-conflict Nepal.Learn More
Onaway TrustA UK grant-making charity providing support to tradition-based indigenous peoples, Onaway supports the cultures, languages, and life-ways of nature-based, tribal peoples. They support Umbrella’s reintegration work, returning children to their families, in their communities of origin.Learn More
ONGD-FNELComing Soon.Learn More
Rotary InternationalComprising of 34,000 clubs worldwide, Rotary International’s members volunteer in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation and eradicate polio.Learn More
SolHimal FranceA humanitarian, nonprofit association which provides basic needs assistance to Himalayan populations living in India and Nepal, SolHimal supports and sponsors a number of Umbrella children.Learn More
Stichting Maha Mata NederlandComing Soon.Learn More
Umbrella Trekking NepalA not-for-profit, socially-conscious trekking and travel initiative, Umbrella Trekking enables our young adults get a foothold in the trekking industry, with all ‘profits’ treated as donations towards the work of The Umbrella Foundation.Learn More
Unica FoundationProviding technical support to development projects with the aim of creating sustainability, awareness and cooperation in Nepal, Unica supported Umbrella’s renewable energy projects in Nuwakot schools during 2008 and 2009.Learn More

YETIYETI (Youth Education and Training Initiatives) raises funds to support grassroots community projects in Nepal benefitting women and children, with a special emphasis on sustainable projects which improve access to education, health and social welfare care. In 2013, YETI became our New Zealand based partner.Learn More

Affiliated With

Association of International NGOs (AIN)An important network alliance in the domestic development sector, the Association of International NGO’s members collaborate on the implemention of various people-centered initiatives throughout Nepal. The Umbrella Foundation is a member.Learn More
ComhlámhAiming to develop best practice in the overseas volunteering sector and supporting volunteers in a longer-term commitment to development, The Umbrella Foundation is a signatory to Comhlamh’s Volunteering Options code of good practice.Learn More
DóchasThe association of Irish Non-Governmental Development Organisations, Dóchas provides a forum for co-operation between its members and promotes high standards of practice in the development sector. The Umbrella Foundation is a signatory to their code of conduct on images and messages.Learn More
Social Welfare Council Nepal (SWC)The Umbrella Foundation is registered with this governmental agency responsible for the promotion, facilitation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of NGOs in Nepal in accordance with the Social Welfare Act 2049.Learn More


BorderlandsAn eco-resort for tourists seeking adventure, hiking and rafting activities, Borderlands is in the beautiful surroundings of Sindhupalchok district. Megh Ale, Borderlands’ owner, is on the Board of Directors for Umbrella Nepal.Learn More
Himalayan Dental ProjectThe Himalayan Dental Project is a humanitarian mission to provide dental treatment and education to the indigenous people of Ladakh and other himalayan communities. The founder of the project, Mr. Bill Kite, has been a long time friend of Umbrella and has coordinated, funded and supported projects since 2011.Learn More
Hong Kong Football ClubWith over 3000 members and committed to sports development, the Hong Kong Football Club is famous for its community outreach activities and generous charitable donations to national and international projects.Learn More
Nature TreksA nature-based adventure travel company and a responsible tourism company, keen on minimizing impact on local environments and sharing economic and social benefits with rural communities, Nature Treks are Umbrella Trekking’s local partners for organising tourist adventures.Learn More
Wilderness TrekkingCreating unique walking holidays throughout the Himalayan region, Wilderness Trekking’s passion for the mountains and the people who live there extends beyond commercial interests as they help street children through direct support and the provision of trekking experience to disadvantaged young adults. Learn More

Supporting Schools

Terenure CollegeRecognised as a centre of learning and a community of faith in keeping with the tradition of the Carmelite Order, Terenure College raises awareness and funding to support Umbrella on an annual basis and also hosts the annual Umbrella 7’s rugby tournament on their ground. Learn More
The British School NepalAn international school dedicated to being a centre of excellence at the forefront of education, community development and environmental awareness, The British School has supported Umbrella through fundraising, project support and shared facilities.Learn More
Lincoln SchoolA multicultural community in the foothills of the Himalayas, Lincoln School inspires in each student a passion for learning, the confidence and competence to pursue their dreams, and the commitment to serve as a compassionate global citizen and leader, who is a steward of the environment.Learn More
Yishun Town Secondary SchoolA highly acclaimed secondary school in Singapore, Yishun Town Secondary School’s staff and students have visited Umbrella since 2011 on ‘Service Learning Projects’ during which they carry out activities that support our homes and affiliated schools.Learn More
Victoria Junior CollegeAmong the top junior colleges in Singapore, Victoria Junior College students have visited Umbrella to take part in community support activities as part of their curriculum, during which they take on projects to support disadvantaged people and communities.Learn More
Nan Chiau High SchoolA reputed Singaporean high school, staff and students of Nan Chiau High School have visited Umbrella and our affiliated schools to take on support projects, including structural development and the donation of school supplies and equipment.Learn More
International School of Kuala LumpurThe International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) in Malaysia is committed to ensuring their students are socially responsible global citizens. As part of this, the staff and student of ISKL collaborate with Umbrella on annual support projects and fundraising.Learn More
Jakarta Intercultural SchoolJakarta Intercultural School (JIS) is comprised of a global school community dedicated to making the world a better place. Since 2012, the staff and students have built a strong relationship with Umbrella through annual fundraising, projects and visits. Learn More