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 International

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Calls for projects

Elisabeth & Amélie Fund - access to water - 2024

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


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

2023 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

Selection announced


African Angels Trust

Photovoltaic lighting for the playground at African Angels independent primary school

Providing four photovoltaic lighting poles to be installed in the school playground, which receives no state funding and provides education for mostly disadvantaged pupils.

Instituto Redes

Kametsa Asaike: developing sports pitches

Supplying local sports pitches with electricity and other facilities in order to develop future generations.

Funds and philanthropic tools

Music Fund (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support projects of the asbl Music Fund, which collects and distributes musical instruments to musicians and music schools in developing countries.

Fernand Lambein (Fund)

Promote knowledge and technology transfer to developing countries with a focus on sustainable food solutions. The Fund will continue research on Lathyrus sativus.

Croy-Mazzarino (Fund)

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


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