Contributing to Nature and Society

Every day Adessium Foundation works to contribute to making our world just a little bit better than yesterday’s. Watch the video below to get an impression of how we use grant-making to benefit society.

For the love of people and the world they live in

The Van Vliet family founded Adessium Foundation in 2005 out of a desire to put resources to work for the common good. The foundation is motivated by the true meaning of philanthropy: love for humankind. Since its inception, Adessium Foundation has developed into a professional organization with the mission to benefit society. Without having the illusion of being able to change the whole world, the foundation strives to have a concrete positive impact on nature and society.

Compassion for fellow human beings and care for our planet.


Adessium Foundation is a private and independent grant making foundation, based in the Netherlands.


Adessium Foundation aspires to a society that encourages people to live in harmony with each other and their environments.

Grant Policy

Adessium Foundation gives substance to its mission by selecting receiving organizations that target subjects of social importance.


The work of Adessium Foundation is concentrated in three programs


Public Interest

Adessium Foundation aspires to an open, democratic society, in which the availability of independent, factual information safeguards the public interest and encourages ethical behavior.

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People & Nature

Adessium Foundation aspires to a society that makes responsible use of nature and natural resources. Humanity’s dependence on healthy ecological systems is a central focus.

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Social Initiatives

Adessium Foundation aspires to a society that provides everyone with equal opportunities, with a focus on human dignity, self-sufficiency, and solidarity.

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