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Dioraphte Foundation is a charitable fund that supports good causes in five countries: The Netherlands, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi.

The Foundation legally merged with the Liberty Foundation (Stichting Liberty), the Dyke Reinforcement Foundation (Stichting Dijkverzwaring) and Stichting Continuendo MusartE Foundation on 4 September 2015. The first foundation, Stichting Liberty, was established in 1995.

Our Mission

Dioraphte provides financial support to non-profit institutions at home and abroad, whose sole purpose or main objective is organising projects or activities that benefit

  • vulnerable groups within society;
  • education;
  • healthcare;
  • employment;
  • scientific research;
  • Dutch cultural heritage;
  • Dutch performing arts.

Our budget

In 2022, Dioraphte intends to spend approximately €14,500,000 on projects: around €4.5 million on social initiatives in our core countries in Africa, €3.5 million on social initiatives in the Netherlands, €3 million on science and research, €2 million on the performing arts and €1.5 million on cultural heritage.

Board Members


Arnold Croiset van Uchelen



Bernard Uyttendaele



Glenda Nühn-Morris



Peter Mensing


Phil 2

Phil Compernolle




Fiona Buruma

Head Finance and Project Administration


Jasmijn Melse

Director of Operations


Patricia Alting Siberg

Secretariat and project administration



Mijke Godschalk

Performing Arts


Antoon Ott


Cultural Heritage


Mustapha Charifi

MC Management & Advies

Social initiatives in The Netherlands


Jasmijn Melse

Science and Research

*Extra info

Scientific Advisors

Ype Elgersma

Erasmus MC

Advisor Rare Diseases

Simon Croft

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Advisor Neglected Tropical Diseases

Bouke de Jong

Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp

Advisor Neglected Tropical Diseases

Abraham Aseffa

WHO TDR Geneva

Advisor Neglected Tropical Diseases

*Extra info

Our policies

For more information on the policies in the focus areas:

Social Initiatives in Africa
Social Initiatives in the Netherlands
Science and Research
Performing Arts
Cultural Heritage

Our remuneration policy

The charter of the foundation states:
‘The directors shall not receive any remuneration, either directly or indirectly. The term ‘remuneration’ does not include a reasonable reimbursement for expenses incurred on behalf of the foundation and an attendance fee that is not excessive. The amount shall be determined by the Board. All remunerations paid to the directors are included and disclosed as such in the annual financial report.’


Lentink De Jonge

Financial Administration

Jac’s den Boer & Vink

Annual publications

Since 2015 Dioraphte publishes an annual review.

Financial overview 2021

Read the financial overview 2021 of Stichting Dioraphte here.

Chamber of Commerce – RSIN

Chamber of Commerce file number 17150595
RSIN (identification number for legal entities and associations) 811835054

Dioraphte is a member of

Fondsen voor ouderen (Funds for the Elderly)
Big Bang Philanthropy
FIN The board of the Dioraphte Foundation declares that it complies with the FIN Good Governance Standards and has submitted the Annual Declaration of Compliance with the FIN Good Governance Standards, which is reviewed periodically.