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The King Baudouin Foundation supports numerous projects in Africa, with a special focus on the DR Congo and Burundi. Priority is given to local civil society: individuals, organisations as well as social enterprises. Check out our grantees on this map.

The budget comes mainly from contributions from individual donors and companies.

The Foundation does not generally support projects based on spontaneous applications. The philanthropic Funds managed by the Foundation have relatively limited budgets which are often already dedicated to known partners. Exceptionally, one of the Funds may decide to support a proposal received by email.

Civil society organisations in Africa can create a philanthropic mechanism at the Foundation for their donors in Europe, the USA and Canada. For their part, philanthropists from these regions have the opportunity to rely on the Foundation to support a cause in Africa, on an ad hoc or more structural basis.

Calls

The Foundation issues few calls for African projects. Two exceptions are the KBF Africa Prize and the calls in the framework of the Elisabeth and Amélie Fund.

Moreover, the Business Partnership Facility manages a permanent call supporting ‘civil society-enterprise’ partnerships engaged in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in several African countries.

Some initiatives

Business Partnership Facility: Enterprises for SDGs

Support for ‘civil society-enterprise’ partnerships engaged in the SDGs in 52 developing countries.

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Elisabeth and Amélie Fund: access to water

Scholarships for students from the South and support for Belgian organisations working in the field of water.

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European Friends Funds

Efficient philanthropic solutions for organizations in Africa who are working in the public interest.

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American/Canadian Friends Funds

Efficient philanthropic solutions for organizations in Africa who are working in the public interest.

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Support individuals and organisations in Africa

Support an African individual or organisation, as a private person or company, on a one-off or longer-term basis.

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Investment beyond financial return

Through solidarity loans or guarantees, committing to financing economic projects that sustainably improve the lives of people in Africa.

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