L’Albero della Vita was founded in Italy in April 1997 as a Voluntary Association, followed a few months later, in January 1998, by the Social Cooperative up to the Foundation in 2004.

Its eligibility as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) was issued by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on 2009: since then, the project activities have been developed in all continents according to the principles and approaches of international cooperation. It is nowadays presents with local NGOs in Switzerland and the Czech Republic and regional offices of the Italian Foundation in India, Peru and Kenya.