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.
- 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.
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.
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.
2021 Ernest du Bois Prize for doctoral students
Support of a doctoral research on the theme of water
Raising awareness of blood/platelet donation and financing sports projects (exercise bikes, renovation of a physiotherapy room, physical activity) through the Ergon Capital Fund
Kiron Open Higher Education gGmbH
Offer newcomers a mix of online 'Kiron' courses and complementary career guidance to help them find a job and live independently
Sport dans la Ville
Building on the positive behaviour of young people (+14 years) through sport to help them find suitable employment and succeed in their working lives
Ere Numérique: le temps du débat / Het Digitale tijdperk: tijd voor een debat
La formation continue au sein de l’enseignement supérieur / Levenslang leren en de rol van universiteiten
College of Europe (Fund Friends of)
Philanthropists provide a full or partial scholarship for a student studying diplomacy, economics, politics or law at the Europa College.
Ergon Capital (Fund)
Promotion of initiatives in the field of young people and education in Europe, within a perspective of social change and improving the lives of future generations.
Ernest du Bois (Fund)
Support for students whose studies have applications in the water sector and food industry, as well as for projects combatting water poverty.