The King Baudouin Foundation was established in 1976 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of King Baudouin’s reign. It is an independent foundation, administered by a Board of Governors.


To work together for a better society. Helping to improve living conditions of the population. Supporting projects and citizens who are committed to create a better society. In order to make a lasting contribution towards greater justice, democracy and respect for diversity.

Geographic focus

Belgium, Europe and international

Programme areas

With an annual budget of 40 million euros, 92% of which is earmarked for projects, the foundation supports priority issues related to the following subjects:

• Poverty & Social Justice

• Democracy in Belgium

• Democracy in the Balkans

• Heritage

• Philanthropy

• Health

• Leadership

• Local engagement

• Migration

• Development

• Specific projects