Africa focus countries: Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Senegal, Togo

Support for projects of public interest in Central and West Africa and empowerment of local leaders.

Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Senegal and Togo benefit from priority support of the King Baudouin Foundation. We support projects that aim to have a social impact and favour economic self-sufficiency, while also taking account of global warming. We support the local leaders in civil society (individuals, organisations and social enterprises) and we encourage knowledge sharing among them. And in order to increase our impact, we work with other partners and philanthropic organisations, through the Myriad alliance for borderless giving.

Our activities

  • we support individuals, organisations and businesses that wish to contribute to improving the living conditions of people in Africa
  • we provide financial and/or technical aid to organisations and leaders in civil society for their development projects or general functioning
  • we allocate loans and bank guarantees to actors in civil society. Further information is available in our sub-programme Businesses for development
  • and we promote good practices and networking between the actors of civil society.

Africa focus countries: Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Senegal, Togo is part of the programme International

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Een hart voor Bumba

Een Hart voor Bumba association: support for running the hospital and school in Bumba, DRC.

Support for the project of purchasing an oxygen concentrator and a suction device for the operating theatre of Bumba Hospital.

Een hart voor Bumba

Payment of vulnerable people's hospital bills at the Notre Dame Clinic of Bumba, DRC.

Financing the unpaid bills of poor people who need urgency treatment or operations at the Notre Dame Clinic of Bumba.


Incubation des projets de création d'entreprises des jeunes et renforcement de l'apprentissage au métier d'entrepreneurs au Kongo Central, RDC

Accompany young students from technical schools in food chemistry, at the end of secondary school, as well as students, in the creation of very small businesses in Kongo Central …

Funds and philanthropic tools

Simon T (Fund)

Support initiatives that help children and young adults in precarious situations in Africa.

Coelio (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support projects from Coelie that promotes the development of digestive and laparoscopic surgery.

Willy et Louise De Cocker-Vande Kerkhove (Fund)

Support for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, in Belgium and around the world.


Helping Congo to jump on the digital train

Africa focus countries: Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Senegal, Togo

“You can graduate from university here without having ever touched a computer.”
Samy Mwamba
joint founder of Itot Africa

Using data to help combat malnutrition

Africa focus countries: Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Senegal, Togo

"Official figures state that one in two children are chronically malnourished, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg; the real figures are even higher."
Paediatrician Adolphe Nyakasane
manager of the NGO Kesho Congo