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 grantees strive to effect lasting positive change in our society. Our focus is mainly on the Netherlands and Europe. In addition to financial contributions, we provide organizational support focused on strengthening grantees’ capacity.

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. You can read more about Adessium’s journey and the development of it’s mission here.

Adessium Foundation is a private and independent grant making foundation, based in the Netherlands. We do not raise funds or goods from third parties. Under long-term agreements Adessium Foundation periodically receives a donation from an affiliated foundation. 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.

The board

Rogier van Vliet
Chairman of the Board

Jan Meijerman

Hendrik-Jan Laseur

The management

Rogier van der Weerd
Managing Director

Saskia van den Dool-Gietman
Director of Programs

The team

The Adessium Foundation team consists of thirteen people. In addition to the management, there are of seven program managers and four executives.