Strengthening the non-profit sector

Providing structural support to associations to boost their impact, stimulating the digital transformation of the voluntary sector and making effective tools of governance available.

Associations play a vital role in the proper functioning of democracy. Their impact on society depends not just on their financial resources but also on the quality of their leadership, governance, and their capacity to innovate and to adapt to technological developments.

The King Baudouin Foundation takes to heart its mission to strengthen associations in an effort to help them meet the challenges they face, particularly in relation to digitalisation. We listen to their needs and build bridges between them and key actors.

Our activities

  • managing and developing the Venture Philanthropy Fund, which provides structural support for associations in various fields, including digitalisation, economic strategy and modelling, governance, financial management and impact evaluation
  • support and stimulation of the digital transformation of the voluntary sector
  • support for the sector in its use of data used for public interest
  • making available to associations tools of governance, such as

Strengthening the non-profit sector is part of the programme Social engagement

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Calls for projects

Impact Together by BNP Paribas Fortis

Impact Together offers structural support to organisations with development potential or a challenge to maintain their societal impact in Belgium

Selection announced

Brussels Airport Fund

Support for sustainability projects from local communities that aim to strengthen the connection between the residents and their surroundings.

Selection announced


International Crisis Group

International Crisis Group (independent organisation): preventing war & shaping policies for peace.

After expert field research and analysis, discussions with policy makers during conflict aimed at giving fresh and reliable perspectives and advice.

International Crisis Group

Preventing war and making peace.

Direct contact with all the parties in a conflict, conducting, analysing and sharing research on the ground and encouraging peace, good governance and inclusive policies.


Transitiefonds Kaira: ondersteuning voor Winnie Productions / Fonds de transition Kaira : soutien à Winnie Productions

Funding and support from Kaira for Winnie Productions.

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

Photo competition 2023

Have you received support from the Foundation in 2023? Have you accomplished a project of public interest? If so, then take part in our photo competition.

Fund Venture Philanthropy

The Venture Philanthropy Fund supports associations and companies established in the social economy in Belgium and who work to encourage social inclusion in Belgium. Support take…

Funds and philanthropic tools

Fund Raadsheer Carlos Danneels

Support to quality of life of children suffering from a long-term disease and emergy medical aid.

Impact Together

To further increase its positive impact, BNP Paribas Fortis has created Impact Together, its own philanthropy fund for sustainable and responsible investments.

Press Releases

Almost 100,000 euros for eight new cycle projects in Brussels

03 11 2021

The Bikes in Brussels Fund is supporting 8 cycle park projects for public bodies, associations and schools in the Brussels Region, worth a total of almost 100,000 euros.