Other European Initiatives

Support for philanthropists who want to get involved in Europe and collaboration with European projects.

Supporting and collaborating with general interest projects in Europe, in a range of sectors including the environment, fighting poverty, health, education and saving our heritage: the King Baudouin Foundation gets involved alongside philanthropists and donors. And in order to enhance still further the impact we make, we also work with other European foundations and partners, notably within the framework of the Transnational Giving Europe network.

Our activities

  • support for philanthropists (private individuals, organisations and businesses) that wish to get involved in public interest projects in one or more European countries
  • supporting projects created by individuals or organisations in one or more European countries
  • collaborating with projects of public interest in Europe in partnership with other European foundations.

Other European Initiatives is part of the programme Europe

Calls for projects

Nike Community Impact Fund The Netherlands 2022

Financial support for organizations in Amsterdam, Amersfoort, Hilversum and Utrecht with the aim of helping the underprivileged communities to become more physically active.

Selection announced

Nike Community Impact Fund Berlin 2022

Create stronger communities in Berlin (Germany) through the power of sport.

Selection announced


Schwarzkopf Foundation / European Youth Parliament

European Youth Parliament

International conferences of the European Youth Parliament (Citizenship Education Platform), organised by and for young people, to make policy proposals on pressing issues.

Northwest Project Foundation/Fondatsia Proekt Severozapad

Soup kitchen for elderly people in poverty and with mental illness in 17 villages (Bulgaria).

Delivery of free food and medicines in 17 villages and enabling people to access (mental) healthcare, including during winter months.

Carusel Association

Solidarity on the empty streets': support for people in Bucharest (Romania).

Provision of humanitarian aid during Covid for the very vulnerable, living in precarious conditions, with informal work and little access to social and medical services.

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

Fair Energy Transition for All

Empower the voices that are being left out of the Energy Transition debate and develop policy recommendations for a fairer energy transition.

Opportunity Fund Europe

Support of partnership projects with European foundations and projects which strengthen the European work of the Foundation.

Funds and philanthropic tools

Friends of The Vatican Library (Fund)

The objective of the Fund is to support the projects of the Vatican Library, including the preservation and restoration of its current collection.

Fonds des Amis des Monuments Historiques Français

Promoting the protection of public and private listed historic monuments in France, as well as outstanding residences, parks and gardens that are not protected.

Press Releases

Pluralis created as impact investment vehicle to help preserve the editorial independence of news organisations in Europe

29 11 2021

The King Baudouin Foundation has helped launch Pluralis, a coalition of European media groups, investors and foundations that will bolster independent news in Europe.