The Dioraphte Foundation (Stichting Dioraphte) is a Dutch charitable fund that supports charities in six countries: the Netherlands, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Malawi. In 2014, 192 projects were awarded a total of twelve million euros.
The Dioraphte Foundation has been active since 2002 and legally merged on 4 September 2015 with the Liberty Foundation (Stichting Liberty), active since 1995, the Dyke Reinforcement Foundation (Stichting Dijkverzwaring), active since 1997, and Stichting Continuendo MusartE Foundation, active since 2004.
Mr. drs. Arnold R.J. Croiset van Uchelen - chair
Bernard E.M.M. Uyttendaele - treasurer
Drs. Jacqueline Detiger - member
Glenda I. Nühn-Morris - member
Drs. Peter B. Mensing - member
The Dioraphte Foundation uses independent advisers to scout eligible projects and assess and process applications. Our advisers are:
Henk J.Th. van Stokkom* - DoenDenkers > Social Initiatives - Science and Research
Mr. drs. Antoon Ott - bureau Artilaw > Cultural Heritage
Drs. Michaela van Wassenaer - Culture Consult > Performing Arts
Our foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to organisations in the Netherlands and abroad which support good causes, and whose sole or main objective is to organise projects or activities for the benefit of:
- vulnerable groups within society;
- employment opportunities;
- nature and the environment;
- promoting and carrying out scientific research;
- Dutch cultural heritage; and/or
- Dutch Performing Arts,
and any other project or activity either related or conducive to the interests outlined above, in the broadest sense of the words.
For more information about the policies of various sections of Dioraphte, see:
Dioraphte Foundation’s 2016 annual figures (overview) can be read in Dutch here.
For 2017 Dioraphte Foundation intends to spend approximately 12 million euros on projects, of which around 5.4 million euro will be spent on social initiatives in the five African countries where Dioraphte is active, 1.6 million euros on social initiatives in the Netherlands, 1.2 million on performing arts, 1.2 million on cultural heritage, and 1.2 million on science and research.
The Foundation’s current bylaws describe our policy as follows:
‘The board members do not receive any wages, be it directly or indirectly. The word “wages” does not include reasonable reimbursement of expenses incurred on behalf of the Foundation, nor non-excessive fees. The amount of the fees to be paid to the members is determined by the Board. All reimbursements made to members of the Board will be listed as such in the annual statement of accounts and explained.’
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FIN, the Association of Foundations in the Netherlands. More than 300 foundations are members of FIN. These funds support good causes in various sectors including nature, international relations, health and culture.
EVPA, a membership association and network made up of organisations interested in or practicing venture philanthropy and social investment across Europe. Established in 2004, EVPA aims to be the home as well as the highest-value catalytic network of European social investors, venture philanthropists and foundations committed to using venture philanthropy and social investment tools to target societal impact.
Fondsen voor Ouderen, the Dutch Fund for the Elderly, a useful guide for those seeking financial support for projects targeting the elderly. Click on the various funds to see if your application has a chance of success. By filling in the QuickScan you can quickly see the best fund to apply to.
Social Initiatives in Africa:
Ethiopia, photo: Dioraphte - HvS
Bangwuelu, three photos: African Parks Foundation
Dioraphte Kenya, photo: Dioraphte - HvS
Sociale Initiatives in the Netherlands:
PTSS service dog, photo: Dutch Service Dog Foundation
[Grants policy] photo © Defence for Children
[Preliminary application] National Foundation for the Promotion of Happiness
[ANBI] ADL service dog, photo: Dutch Service Dog Foundation
[Contact] Healthcare bus outside mosque, photo © Doctors of the World
Photo: RKD Dutch Government Agency for Art Historical Documentation
Pavilion Huis Doorn
[Preliminary application] Photo: Harry Anders
[ANBI] Photo: The Royal Conservatoire
[Contact] Photo: Belvédère Museum
50th International Vocal Competition, photo Hans Hijmering
Festival Cement, photo William van der Voort
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2015, photo Bas Czerwinski
Wadjda, winner Hubert Bals Fund / Dioraphte Award 2013
Science and Research:
Knowledge for Children, two photos
Panama Disease, panamadisease.org, photo WUR
Alzheimers Centre, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam