About Us


The International Orchid Foundation (IOF) is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers who promote orchid-growing via participation in the web site ORCHIDS.ORG and other initiatives. The organization coordinates closely with orchid societies, vendors and botanical gardens, with the goal of getting more people to learn about, and to grow orchids. The IOF is a 501 (c) (3) public charity, and contributions to it are deductible under section 170 of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Our Mission

The mission of the IOF is to stimulate interest in orchids through education, appreciation and enjoyment. We want to introduce people to orchids and promote orchid growing.

Our Pledge

  1. To have fun.
  2. To learn about orchids.
  3. To help others learn about orchids.
  4. To make friends.