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


Sharana social and development organisation

Microcredits: Social Entrepreneurship Project for Women, Sharana, India.

Grants for vulnerable women to enable them to generate an income through a commercial activity and thus break the cycle of poverty for themselves, their families and community.

La Maison des enfants d'AWA

Renovation and purchases for a school support and literacy association

Provision of funds for renovation of the premises and the purchase of educational books, a radio and other educational materials.

College saint benoit de maredsous

Renovation of the sports hall of the Saint Benoît College of Maredsous (Anhée)

Renovation of the college sports hall, used for multiple sports activities and events.

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

Photo competition 2022

An independent jury has selected 16 photos from amongst the 800 submitted. Now it’s your turn to decide which of these will be the 3 final winning photos.

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 Braet-Buys-Bartholemus

Financial support for projects relating to music, heritage and history, but also projects such as the fight against cancer and help for the visually impaired.

Fonds de heer en mevrouw van Loock - Van Pottelberghe

1) cancer medical-scientific research.2) quality of life of visually impaired and blind people. 3) improving the relationship between humans and animals.

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.