IAHSSF, the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation, was founded in 1981 as the philanthropic arm of IAHSS. The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation was established to foster and promote the welfare of the public through educational and scientific research and development of healthcare security and safety body of knowledge.

The mission of the IAHSS Foundation is to advance the awareness and professional competence of the healthcare security and safety industry through research, education and recognition.