Who we are

Caring for each other and our environment

Adessium aspires to help build a society in which people live in harmony with each other and their environment. A society where actions are taken with the public interest in mind, where we treat nature responsibly and take care of each other.

We support initiatives and organizations in the Netherlands and Europe that are committed to an open and just society, healthy ecosystems and equal opportunities for everyone. We do this by helping our grantees to work on positive, lasting change in our society.

Adessium Foundation was established in 2005 by the Van Vliet family, which has a background in asset management. The Foundation is recognized as a “public benefit organization” (ANBI) by the Dutch tax authorities.

As stipulated in multi-year agreements, Adessium Foundation periodically receives donations from an affiliated foundation which oversees capital set aside by the Van Vliet family. The allocation of donations by Adessium Foundation meant for public benefit is strictly separated from its asset management. Adessium Foundation does not receive any other resources than what is gifted by the family.

Adessium Foundation is a member of the Association ‘Fondsen in Nederland’ (FIN) in the Netherlands and the ‘Philanthropy Europe Association’ (Philea). Adessium Foundation subscribes to the Philea 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.