Vulnerability and exclusion

Supporting initiatives that help people living in poverty.

Alongside measures taken by government bodies, thousands of organisations, associations and individuals (professionals and volunteers) work to combat poverty. As a Foundation, we hold very dear the desire to play our part in building greater solidarity in the world.

Our activities

  • we provide financial support to associations and organisations that offer help to those living in poverty
  • we identify new forms of poverty through grassroots information and observation and we test new approaches to fighting poverty
  • we implement new methods of listening to people who are disadvantaged or who feel they have been downgraded in society
  • and we conduct advocacy among government bodies and citizens to attract their attention to the realities and needs of those living in poverty.

Vulnerability and exclusion is part of the programme Social justice & poverty

Calls for projects

Guiding vulnerable people with a large distance to the labour market towards employment

Support to organizations that guide, stimulate and/or train vulnerable people with a large distance to the labour market with the objective of eventually activating them for wor…

Selection announced

2022C - Schools Solidarity Accounts

Fundraising to enable schools to financially intervene on behalf of children from underprivileged families and improve their chances of successfully completing their school year.

Ongoing

Schools Solidarity Accounts

Fundraising to enable schools to financially intervene on behalf of children from underprivileged families and improve their chances of successfully completing their school year.

Selection announced

Grantees

Chabad

Tzedaka, a Jewish philanthropic organisation.

Fundraising to provide food parcels for poor families, provision of support through a telephone helpline and organisation of activities for young people.

Côté Solidarité

Floods and solidarity: a guardian angel to help.

Families affected by the floods are assisted by a 'guardian angel', who provides them with moral/legal support and oversees repair work, with a view to returning to 'normal' life…

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

Solidarity Accounts Schools

Fundraising to enable schools to financially intervene on behalf of children from underprivileged families and improve their chances of successfully completing their school year…

Funds and philanthropic tools

Osterrieth-Speth (Fund)

Support for solidarity projects helping underprivileged people. The founder’s family members take an active role in managing the fund.

Germaine Van Gehuchten (Fund)

Biennial financial support for one or more initiatives that have a multiplier effect or demonstrate social innovation.

Help Ukranians in Belgium (Giving Cercle)

With this Giving Circle, the King Baudouin Foundation will support initiatives in Belgium that come to the aid of Ukrainian refugees.

Press Releases

Inequality among Belgians regarding use of digital essential services

Inequality among Belgians regarding use of digital essential services. A study conducted on the initiative of the KBF gives an overview of inequality linked to the use of these s…

Stories

Comme Chez Nous: emergency social care during the COVID-19 crisis

Vulnerability and exclusion

"The support we received is enabling the association to breathe a little more easily and deal with the most urgent expenses."
Sophie Crapez
Director, Comme Chez Nous