What we do

Adessium Foundation supports initiatives and organizations that target subjects of social importance. These beneficiaries strive to create lasting positive change in our society. We support organizations in the Netherlands, as well as initiatives targeting the European community and the factors that affect it. In addition to financial contributions, we provide organizational support focused on strengthening grantees’ capacity.

Adessium Foundation supports initiatives within the framework of three strategic programs:

Public Interest

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

We promote the search for truth, the availability of quality information, and public discourse in a digital environment. This way we contribute to an ethical, democratic, and effective Europe. The initiatives we support focus on journalistic research, public awareness, and advocacy.

People & Nature

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

We help protect important natural areas and combat environmental exhaustion and pollution. We also target the responsible use and management of our oceans. We support initiatives that work towards a nature-inclusive economy.

Social Initiatives

Adessium Foundation strives toward a society in which people live together with respect and compassion for each other—a society that is characterized by humanity and solidarity.

We support initiatives that help people escape poverty and social isolation, while improving their self-sufficiency. We also offer immediate relief for those in dire circumstances.