Children and young people

Investing in positive initiatives for the future of children and young people living in poverty.

Growing up in poverty has an impact on every aspect of the day-to-day life of a child and even on his/her future life as an adult. For more than 10 years, the King Baudouin Foundation has been working to ensure that every child has the same opportunities to develop and blossom, and to combat the intergenerational transmission of poverty.

Our activities

  • we provide support to organisations that give quality help to young children living in poverty and support for their parents
  • we encourage meetings between the various levels of government and actors in the field and collaboration on issues of child poverty, and we stimulate the exchange of good practices at European level
  • we conduct advocacy among government bodies and citizens to attract their attention to the reality and needs of children and young people living in poverty
  • and we support projects aimed at children and young people at risk of social exclusion

Children and young people is part of the programme Social justice & poverty

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

Queen Mathilde (Fund)

The Fund supports exceptional initiatives undertaken ‘By young people, for young people’ and pays particular attention to the most vulnerable among them.

Funds and philanthropic tools

Nike COVID-19 Community Youth Sport Fund

44 grassroots organizations across Europe, Turkey, Russia and South Africa were supported – up to 25.000€ - helping them manage the financial impact of the COVID crisis.

Black Community Commitment London (Fund)

Financial support for organisations in greater London that are focused on creating positive impact for Black communities


Gasol Foundation tackles child obesity in disadvantaged neighbourhood of Barcelona

Children and young people Healthy living Local and regional citizen involvement

“We consider a child’s family and broader relational context, rather than focusing narrowly on nutrition only.”
Cristina Ribes
Safalín project director

“When life has been kind to you, there is a moral obligation to help others, so it makes sense to get involved in philanthropy.

Children and young people

“When life has been kind to you, it makes sense to get involved in philanthropy."
Bernard, Gonda and Emily Vergnes