King Baudouin Foundation
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Building King Baudouin Foundation
The King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) (Dutch: Koning Boudewijnstichting, KBS; French: Fondation Roi-Baudouin) is an independent, pluralistic foundation based in Brussels (Belgium). It seeks to change society for the better and invests in inspiring projects and individuals.
The Foundation was set up in 1976, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of King Baudouin's reign  and has been under the honorary Presidency of Queen Mathilde since 2015.
The Foundation supports projects in Belgium and at the European and international level. To support its international goal, the KBF set up a US public charity and an office in New York City. Since 1999, the KBFUS facilitates philanthropy in the US, Europe and Africa. In 2017, KBFCanada was launched.
1 Organisational structure
2 Domains of action
4 External links
The King Baudouin Foundation Advisory Council and the Board of Governors determine the key areas of work.
The board of governors is chaired by Thomas Leysen.
The managing director is Luc Tayart de Borms.
Domains of action
The King Baudouin Foundation supports projects in various fields of action:
Africa and developing countries
Poverty and social justice
In 2018, the King Baudouin Foundation and the Funds it administers provided €44.8 million in support to 364 individuals and 1,986 organizations. KBF also organises debates on important social issues, shares research results through free publications, enters into partnerships, and encourages philanthropy, in Belgium, in Europe and at the international level.
Based in Brussels, Belgium, the King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) is one of Europe’s leading foundations. Named for Belgium’s late head of state, it was established in 1976 with a mission to make a lasting contribution to greater justice, democracy and respect for diversity.
KBF supports projects and individuals who are committed to creating a better society. KBF is also dedicated to strengthening the field of philanthropy, advising individuals and corporations who wish to become actively involved in the communities in which they live or operate.
KBF is active in Belgium, across Europe and internationally. In Africa, its initiatives include the King Baudouin African Development Prize and various programs in the fields of education, public health and governance in Central Africa.
KBF is a founding member of the European Foundation Center, the Network of European Foundations, the European Venture Philanthropy Association and Transnational Giving Europe. It is a strategic partner of the European Policy Center, one of Europe’s leading think tanks.
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