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

Brussels Airport Fund

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

Selection announced

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



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.

Fondation de Luxembourg

Abritée Majany Foundation: projects related to UN sustainable development objectives.

Support for projects fighting poverty and underprivilege, to restore more natural frameworks of living for poor communities and donations to combat humanitarian disasters.

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

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…

Photo competition 2022

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Funds and philanthropic tools

Kaira (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support innovative ideas that contribute to greater social and environmental justice

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.

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.