Who we are

Adessium Foundation aspires to a society that encourages people to live in harmony with each other and with their environments. We work to achieve a balanced society characterized by integrity, a balance between people and nature, and social harmony.

We do this by supporting initiatives and organizations that target subjects of social importance. These beneficiaries strive to effect 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 is a private and independent grant making foundation, based in the Netherlands. We do not raise funds or goods from third parties. We spend our income on donations for beneficiaries, and on our expenses made in that context. The Foundation is recognized as a “public benefit organization” (ANBI) by the Dutch tax authorities.

Adessium Foundation is a member of the Association “Fondsen in Nederland” (FIN) in the Netherlands and the “European Foundation Centre” (EFC). Adessium Foundation subscribes to the EFC code of conduct. The Board of Adessium Foundation declares to comply with the FIN Good Governance standards. To this end, it has submitted the Annual Statement of Compliance with FIN Good Governance standards, which is periodically reviewed. This review was last done in 2018.