Dioraphte supports organisations engaged in music, theatre, film, dance, literature and visual arts. For example by supporting festivals, which reach a large audience; and organisations whose activities are aimed at developing talent; projects which might not have enough funding to get off the ground or succeed otherwise. For instance, Dioraphte digitised the complete works of composer Peter Schat, preserving them for future generations. For the same reason, Dioraphte helped transfer to DVD the complete works of photographer and filmmaker Johan van der Keuken.
The focus is on projects and activities that reach large groups of people in society.
Projects may run for several years.
Support is provided through donations, which can be:
Michaela van Wassenaer
The Dioraphte Foundation (the Fund) applies the following guidelines and criteria:
In all cases, the Dioraphte Foundation's Board decision is final. No appeal is possible. Furthermore, the Board shall not be bound to justify its decision.
The guidelines outlined above may be subject to revision without prior consultation.
You must first submit a preliminary application. Use the box 'Brief description of your application' to give concise information about:
Depending on the planned board meetings, our response can take a few days or a few weeks.
After you receive a positive response to your preliminary application, you can submit a complete application (see below under 'Submit a complete application'). We will not respond to applications submitted by regular e-mail or on paper.
A complete application will only be taken into consideration if one of our advisers has invited you to submit it.
If you've been invited by our advisers to submit a complete application, please ensure your application meets the conditions described here.
Mr. drs. Arnold R.J. Croiset van Uchelen – chair
- member of the board since 24 February 2016 – chair since 1 January 2017
Bernard E.M.M. Uyttendaele – treasurer since 24 February 2016
Drs. Jacqueline Detiger – member since 24 February 2016
Glenda I. Nühn-Morris – member since 1 January 2017
Dr. Peter B. Mensing – member since 1 January 2017
PO Box 255, 3300 AG Dordrecht NL
+31 78 635 22 22
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;
- health care;
- creating employment opportunities;
- 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:
As of 2015 we publish a 'Year in review' report in Dutch > jaarbericht.
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 euros 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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PO Box 255, 3300 AG DORDRECHT THE NETHERLANDS