Global philanthropy

Support for philanthropists wishing to get involved with projects of public interest across various continents.

Philanthropists who wish to act on several continents will find in the King Baudouin Foundation a valuable partner putting its expertise and philanthropic infrastructure at their disposal.

At European level, the Transnational Giving Europe network, coordinated by KBF, enables European donors to make donations quickly and easily across most EU countries, while enjoying many of the same fiscal advantages as giving closer to home.

At international level, the Myriad alliance for borderless giving builds on nearly 30 years of KBF operations on the ground in North America and on the long-established expertise of Give2Asia, a U.S.-based Public Charity that helps donors based across the globe to facilitate full-cycle grantmaking in China, including Taiwan and Hong Kong SAR. Through this alliance, philanthropists and donors alike benefit from more geographical options, an extensive network of not-for-profit organisations to support, and quality philanthropic services and advice.

Our activities

  • we support individuals, organisations and businesses that wish to support projects of public interest on several continents
  • and we support organisations of civil society that wish to fundraise across several continents.

Global philanthropy is part of the programme Europe & international

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Calls for projects

Call Scholarships 2023 Elisabeth & Amelie Fund

Grants to enable foreign masters’ students to do an internship in sustainable water management in a developing country. Grants awarded by the Elisabeth & Amélie Fund.

Selection announced

2022 UCB Community Health Fund - Call for Support Projects

Focus on projects addressing mental health issues of vulnerable young people (ages 15 to 24) suffering from mental health issues and those displaced due to conflict situations.

Selection announced

Elisabeth & Amélie Fund - access to water - 2022

Support for projects of Belgian organizations working in countries in the southern hemisphere to improve access to water.

Selection announced


Université de Liège-Communauté française

GIGA Consciousness: clinical research aiming for complete recovery after coma.

Research on the links between post-coma brain activity and perceptions of the outside world/consciousness, so as to better treat patients with brain damage.

Terres Rouges

Terres Rouges apprentices community house for older street children in Cotonou, Benin.

Separate accommodation for adolescents in a care home to encourage them to organise their daily lives themselves, training them for future autonomy.

Terres Rouges

Terres Rouges: a community care home for older street children in Cotonou, Benin.

Encouraging the 15-20 year-olds living in the care centre to become more independent, through professional training courses that will give them more autonomy.

Funds and philanthropic tools

Croy-Mazzarino (Fund)

Support for blind people; for integrated rural development initiatives in the DRC (education, health and economic development); for wildlife conservation worldwide.

BOC Start-up Fund

Financially investing in the start-up and scaling-up of small-scale enterprises to support local BOC projects and services.

Press Releases

Trust, philanthropy and moral ambition – 3rd edition of Philea Forum closes in Ghent

The 2024 Philea Forum took place in Ghent, where 780 participants convened to dive into the theme of “Trust and Philanthropy”. The King Baudouin Foundation hosted the forum this…

Next step to a Single Market for Philanthropy

King Baudouin Foundation, together with Philea and its partners and the Lex Mundi network, updated the status of the Single Market for Philanthropy in the EU by compiling data in…


Teamwork key to tapping stars’ potential to drive change

Global philanthropy

“If you’re an athlete with a million people following you on social media, you have ambitions that go far beyond scoring goals … A lot of the magic is in the co-creation process.”
Thomas Preiss
co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Common Goal

“In Ukraine there are no grey areas anymore”

Global philanthropy

"Independent media are essential during such dramatic times. continues to fulfill its mission thanks to donors such as the King Baudouin Foundation."
Yulia Bankova
editor-in-chief of, an Ukrainian business daily newspaper