Adessium Foundation

Adessium Foundation aspires to a world in which people live in harmony with each other and with their environments. The Foundation aspires to a balanced society characterised by integrity, justice, and a balance between people and nature.

Adessium Foundation targets subjects of social importance. Our responsibility toward future generations occupies a central role. The Foundation embraces and promotes social cohesion and human dignity.


To give substance to its mission, Adessium Foundation supports projects in the Netherlands and elsewhere. This support consists primarily of financial contributions. Where possible, Adessium Foundation advises (potential) beneficiaries and brings them into contact with relevant parties in its network.

Adessium Foundation enters into multiple-year partnerships in order to effect lasting positive change. In addition to financial contributions, Adessium Foundation provides broad support focused on strengthening the receiving organisations. The Foundation is also placing increasing focus on European society and the factors that influence it.

The work of Adessium Foundation is concentrated in the following four programs:

Public Integrity: Adessium Foundation aspires to an open, democratic society, in which the availability of independent information safeguards integrity and the public interest.

Just Society: Adessium Foundation aspires to a society that respects human rights. Emphasis is placed on preventing violent conflict and mitigating its consequences.

People & Nature: Adessium Foundation aspires to a society that makes responsible use of nature and natural resources. Humanity's dependence on healthy ecological systems is a central focus.

Social Initiatives: Adessium Foundation aspires to a harmonious society that provides everyone with opportunities. Emphasis is placed on stimulating social cohesion and promoting social participation among people in vulnerable situations in the Netherlands.