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

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

2021 Ernest du Bois Prize for doctoral students

Support of a doctoral research on the theme of water

Selection announced

Grantees

Wiels

Steun voor het educatieve programma van WIELS, centrum voor hedendaagse kunst  / Soutien au programme éducatif du centre d'art contemporain WIELS

Organize events for various public groups, to encourage them to see things differently, to deepen an artistic practice, to engage dialogue and inspiration.

MolenGeek

Charlewood: Digital Content Manager

In Charleroi, train talented people to become digital marketing managers, develop their passion and their skills and accompany them in their job search.

Fundacion Infantil Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald House in Madrid: a “Home away from Home”

Offer a stay close to hospital for families of hospitalized children in order to strengthen the family bond, relieve the parents and stimulate the children.

Events

Prince Albert Fund - Open door session 2021

16/11/2021 18:00 until 16/11/2021 19:30

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

Fund United World Colleges

Belgian students are selected to take part in a programme of international studies, some of whom may be awarded a study grant. The course lasts for two years and prepares student…

Hopiness (Friends of Hopiness Fund)

Philanthropists support projects of Hopiness that provides human and professional guidance for talented young sportsmen and women who lack financial means.

Stories

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