Heydar Aliyev Foundation

Private foundation in Azerbaijan

The Heydar Aliyev Foundation (Azerbaijani: Heydər Əliyev Fondu) is a non-profit organization headed by Azerbaijan's First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva. The foundation is named in honor of Azerbaijan's former leader, President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev (1923–2003), who was the father of Aliyeva's husband, the current President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev. The headquarters of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation is located in the Azerbaijani capital city Baku.[1]

The logo of the foundation.
The headquarters of the foundation shown on an Azerbaijani postage stamp, 2012.

History and aim


The foundation was created in 2004, to protect the president's legacy and support a number of educational and charitable projects.[2] The foundation's aim is to develop education, health care, arts, culture, promote Azerbaijan abroad, protect Azerbaijani cultural heritage and improve the welfare of the people.[3]


  1. Abbasov, Shahin. "Azerbaijan: Foundation Finances Renovations at Versailles, Strasbourg". Archived from the original on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. Franchetti, Mark (6 November 2005). "First lady of oil is power in the land". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  3. Alakbarov, Anar. "Executive Director of Heydar Aliyev Foundation: The Foundation relies on the people's support and becomes stronger from this confidence". APA. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2011.

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