King Baudouin Foundation

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The King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) is an independent, pluralistic foundation working in Belgium and at the European and international level. It seeks to change society for the better and invests in inspiring projects and individuals. To support its international goal, the KBF set up a US public charity and an office in New York.[1]

In 2013 KBF provided a total of 28 million euro in support to 2,000 organisations and individuals, including the Nelson Mandela Foundation and others. A total of 2,000 people generously made their expertise available on independent juries, expert groups and advisory committees. KBF also organises debates on important social issues, shares research results through (free) publications, enters into partnerships and encourages philanthropy, working 'through' rather than 'for' the King Baudouin Foundation.[2] The Foundation was set up in 1976, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of King Baudouin's reign.[3]

The board of governors is chaired by baroness Françoise Tulkens.[4]


  1. ^ "International Human Rights Funders Group: 'King Baudouin Foundation United States'". 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  2. ^ "Managing Director | King Baudouin Foundation". Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  3. ^ "History 'King Baudouin Foundation'". Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Chair of the Board of Governors | King Baudouin Foundation". Retrieved 2014-01-27. 

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