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The King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) (Dutch: Koning Boudewijnstichting, KBS; French: Fondation Roi-Baudouin) is an independent, pluralistic foundation based in Brussels (Belgium). It seeks to change society for the better and invests in inspiring projects and individuals.

The Foundation was set up in 1976, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of King Baudouin's reign [1] and has been under the honorary Presidency of Queen Mathilde since 2015.

The Foundation supports projects in Belgium and at the European and international level. To support its international goal, the KBF set up a US public charity and an office in New York City.[2] Since 1999, the KBFUS facilitates philanthropy in the US, Europe and Africa. In 2017, KBFCanada was launched.


Intern structureEdit

The King Baudouin Foundation Advisory Council and the Board of Governors determine the key areas of work.

The board of governors is chaired by Thomas Leysen.

The managing director is Luc Tayart de Borms.

Domains of actionEdit

The King Baudouin Foundation supports projects in various fields of action:

  • Africa and developing countries
  • Heritage
  • Developing talent
  • European engagement
  • Poverty and social justice
  • Civic engagement
  • Heritage
  • Philanthropy
  • Sustainable development

In 2018, the King Baudouin Foundation and the Funds it administers provided €44.8 million in support to 364 individuals and 1,986 organizations. KBF also organises debates on important social issues, shares research results through free publications, enters into partnerships, and encourages philanthropy, in Belgium, in Europe and at the international level.[3]


  1. ^ "History 'King Baudouin Foundation'". Retrieved 2014-07-08.
  2. ^ "International Human Rights Funders Group: 'King Baudouin Foundation United States'". 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2014-07-08.
  3. ^ "Managing Director | King Baudouin Foundation". Retrieved 2014-07-08.

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