BackgroundLegally registered in March 1998, the Fondation pour les Générations Futures is an independent national non-profit foundation. The foundation collects and manages funds to support various initiatives. It is the only grantmaking foundation in Belgium dedicated exclusively to sustainable development.
MissionTo identify and support projects, and implement original ideas and actions that take into account both tomorrow’s challenges and today’s emergencies.
Programme areasThe Foundation for Future Generations aims at incubating, supporting and attracting public attention to concrete and pioneering examples of 'sustainable development put into practice'.
In order to bring this about, the foundation provides the following means:
Seeks to enhance the capacity of local initiatives that bring tangible added value to the sustainable development of society.
Seeks to facilitate the development of new concepts which contribute to creating a society that is more united and sustainable. This is done through:
• Acting as a convenor, bringing together Acts as a convener, bringing together the non-profit, business and public sectors. It serves as an active but impartial intermediary to encourage and facilitate debates and cooperation among different stakeholders, to build confidence and respect between groups with very different views
• Developing the University Prize for Future Generations, which makes scientific advances in the area of sustainable development accessible to a much wider public.
• Producing publications on topics such as micro-finance, education or supported projects.
Promotes innovation in the field of citizen participation and citizen democratic control in the development of society. Towards this end, the foundation has staged two citizens' panels; one on territorial development in the Walloon Brabant province, and the other on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's).
The foundation pursues its objectives through an ethical and committed management of its capital.