Centre for Philanthropy

Creating maximum impact for your involvement in philanthropy.

Would you like to put (part of) your heritage in the service of one or more philanthropic causes that are close to your heart?

The King Baudouin Foundation’s Centre for Philanthropy can help you give shape to your philanthropic engagement, whether this is to ensure the future of an art collection, contribute to medical research, support vulnerable youngsters, help preserve a natural environment, or some other engagement, and this close by in Belgium, Europe or internationally.

Every philanthropist has his or her own story. Each form of engagement is unique and every way of approaching it is different. This is why our philanthropy advisors develop together with you a made-to-measure solution, which will guarantee sustainable and effective results in function of the means you would like to devote to your philanthropic project. And the means do not have to be substantial: we aim to ensure that philanthropy remains within the reach of everyone. When the means are well used, it is always possible to create an impact.

Experience and expertise

Our Centre for Philanthropy enables you to benefit from our experience of over 30 years in managing philanthropic projects, as well as our vast network, in Belgium and internationally.

Our philanthropy advisors are on hand to help you. They can help you to clarify your wishes, plan your projects, organise activities, manage budgets and evaluate the impact of your project. They are ready to inform and support you, particularly in relation to legal, fiscal and administrative aspects. They are available to explain the various philanthropic tools so as to develop a strategy that will generate maximum impact. You maintain control and choose to what extent you would like to be involved in the financial management and/or selection of projects that will benefit from your support.

All of our advisors work in adherence to our professional and ethical code of conduct. Thanks to their position of independence and their pragmatism, they help you to reach your objective, even if you are no longer in a position to do so yourself.

Your philanthropic project in 5 steps

  1. Clarify
    What is your objective? What are the challenges to meet? Who could be your partner on the ground?

  2. Plan
    Which tool will have most impact and be most advantageous for you?

  3. Organise
    How can your project best be organised, strategically, financially and practically?

  4. Manage
    How can your project and the donations it receives best be managed?

  5. Evaluate its impact
    Are your objectives being met? Are any corrections needed?

Stories
Inspiring engagement!

Strengthening patients’ voices in the debate on AI in healthcare

“Artificial intelligence should be a tool that improves how healthcare is delivered in a personal way but doesn't increase isolation or cause confusion in patients.”
Michele Calabrò
European Patients’ Forum

New life for musical heritage

“I am both ecstatic and honoured to have been loaned this cello, after a long search for a musical companion.”
Pierre Fontenelle
Cellist, has been loaned a cello (1860) by N.F.Vuillaume

The man with the hammer: Sam Matthijs is training to be an artist blacksmith

Heritage and culture

“I want to make unique items, not the mass-produced objects you can buy in any shop.”
Sam Matthijs
Trainee art blacksmith and Platform for Education and Talent grantee Share via Facebook