Talented individuals

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

Marilo Fund - Call for projects

The promotion of commercial, cultural and social relationships between Japan and Belgium by a mutual better understanding.

Selection announced

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


Instituts Internationaux de Physique et de Chimie

New Horizons Lectures 2023 by young PhD scientists, Solvay Institutes

Invite brilliant scientists with an established international profile to present their research and meet young researchers in Belgium.

Teach For Belgium

Support for Teach for Belgium's Summer Academy

During the Summer Academy, part two of the training organised by Teach for Belgium, future teachers coach underprivileged youngsters from Brussels with learning difficulties.

Fundación Exit

Counselling to prevent early school leaving among 200 at-risk youths

This project motivates young people in Barcelona who no longer want to go to school to continue studying. It provides holistic career guidance to shape their future.


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

Apheon Philanthropy

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.

Funds for Good Impact (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support the projects of Funds for Good Impact, which aims to fight precarity and poverty in Belgium through entrepreneurship.

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.


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

Talented individuals

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