Quality & Innovation

Supporting actors of change for the common good.

Giving every talented individual an opportunity to express him- or herself fully is one of the King Baudouin Foundation’s most dearly-held missions. It is also something dear in the eyes of increasing numbers of philanthropists who wish to support talented people in Belgium and abroad. Through a number of structural initiatives and funds, the Foundation helps (future) actors of change to develop and encourage excellence when it is put in the service of the public interest.

Our activities

  • through the Boost programme, provide intensive support to talented young people from vulnerable backgrounds so as to maximise their chances of success in higher education and facilitate their entry into professional life
  • through the Prince Albert Fund, contribute to the development of talented young professionals’ skills in international management so that they can actively participate in the development of the Belgian economy beyond our frontiers
  • through the Prince Philippe Fund, develop initiatives that enable young people from different backgrounds to meet and work together
  • support the Groupe du Vendredi, a think tank whose objective is to enrich public and political debate through new but realistic ideas.

Talented individuals is part of the programme Education and development of talents

Calls for projects

Prince Albert Fund

The Fund offers a grant to young university graduates to manage a one-year business development project outside Europe for a Belgian company.

Selection announced

Strandschelp Fund - Special Talent

The Strandschelp Fund supports initiatives by talented young people who leave Special Youth Care and/or related organisations or institutions in West Flanders.

Selection announced

2024 Prince Albert Fund

The Fund offers a grant to young university graduates to manage a one-year business development project outside Europe for a Belgian company.

Selection announced

Grantees

Events

Prince Albert Fund - Open door session 2023

20/11/2023 19:00 until 20/11/2023 22:00

Info session for talented Belgian professionals who want to gain experience in managing international business development projects for a Belgian company.

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

Funds and philanthropic tools

Collège et Internat Saint-Paul à Godinne (Fund Friends of)

Philanthropists support projects, namely elementary school, high school and boarding school for teaching and mentoring boarding students.

EnneaBoost (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support projects of Enneaboost vzw that enable young people to develop their self-knowledge and to orientate themselves and make their future life choices.

Press Releases

Supporting creativity in Brussels: Le Tribunal des Préjugés, second winner of the Creative Bruxsels Prize

The Creative Bruxsels Fund supports innovative and creative projects that serve the general interest, social cohesion or bringing citizens together in Brussels.

Stories

From the Ardennes to Taiwan: an assignment that changed a life

Quality & Innovation

"Being outside my comfort zone, I was able to discover a new sector and develop new skills."
Justine Thiry
Prince Albert Fund grantee