Africa focus countries: Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Senegal, Togo

Support for projects of public interest in Central and West Africa and empowerment of local leaders.

Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Senegal and Togo benefit from priority support of the King Baudouin Foundation. We support projects that aim to have a social impact and favour economic self-sufficiency, while also taking account of global warming. We support the local leaders in civil society (individuals, organisations and social enterprises) and we encourage knowledge sharing among them. And in order to increase our impact, we work with other partners and philanthropic organisations, including KBFUS and KBF CANADA.

Our activities

  • we support individuals, organisations and businesses that wish to contribute to improving the living conditions of people in Africa
  • we provide financial and/or technical aid to organisations and leaders in civil society for their development projects or general functioning
  • we allocate loans and bank guarantees to actors in civil society. Further information is available in our sub-programme Businesses for development
  • and we promote good practices and networking between the actors of civil society.

Africa focus countries: Benin, Burundi, DR Congo, Senegal, Togo is part of the programme International

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Projet de Construction des Latrines pour l’école primaire Livate, Butembo - RDC

Building 10 latrines and 2 urinals for the Livate primary school, in Butembo (DRC).

Bernard UGEUX

Centre Nyota de Kadutu à Bukavu, RDC

To help young victims of sexual abuse in Bukavu (DR Congo) to rebuild themselves psychologically and socially, to study (primary) and to acquire professional skills.

Institut des soeurs de l'Immaculée conception de Ouagadougou

Veeteeltproject voor meisjes in het Zuiden, via Zusters van de Onbevlekte Ontvangenis / Projet d'élevage de bovins pour les jeunes filles du Sud, via les Sœurs de l'Immaculée Conception

Helping girls learn a job, take care of their families and provide people with clean water and agricultural methods to improve production

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

jonge Congolese vrouw verkoopt fruit en groenten op de lokale Markt in Kinshasa


VillageFXB program helps the world's poorest families to regain their dignity with sustainable results

Burundezen aan het werk in de koffiewasserij waar de geplukte bessen worden gedroogd

Sustainable coffee in Burundi

To support coffee farmers gathered in cooperatives, to transform their economic activity into an engine for sustainable local development.

Funds and philanthropic tools

Marc and Nora Van Montagu (Fund)

Transfering knowledge and technology of plant biotechnology to sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on sustainable agriculture and agro-industry.

Eliane Jourdain (Fund)

Support for projects providing medical or healthcare for people in foreign countries.

Opéra Terre d'Orage (Fund)

Creation of a permanent training centre, in Kinshasa (DR Congo), for musicians, particularly opera singers, and the production of operas involving local organisations and citizen…