TAUW Foundation has a beautiful world in mind. A world that offers people a sustainable living environment
We are TAUW Foundation
We stimulate, accelerate and (financially) support sustainable non-profit dream projects. We focus on initiatives that truly aim for a sustainable and valuable impact on the physical living environment. TAUW Foundation was established in 2017 when TAUW Group adopted a new ownership structure in 2017. Our assets come from the proceeds of the sale of TAUW shares. The idea is to put these assets to good use: to contribute to a better world. The main objective of the TAUW Foundation is to encourage and (financially) support non-profit initiatives that are in line with our mission and activities. Another objective is to (financially) support TAUW Group to ensure its continuity, if necessary.
We have a dream! Our aim is to stimulate initiatives that help create a beautiful world – a world that offers a sustainable physical environment for everyone, in times of climate change. A world where we live in sustainable cities and communities, where everything possible is done to preserve and improve the condition of the physical environment.
We want to work in an open, respectful and honest manner with our partners, share knowledge and provide financial support in order to maximise our joint impact. To ensure that we connect with the right partners, we apply clear criteria to determine which incoming projects deserve our support. This is how we stimulate effective solutions for creating and preserving a sustainable living environment.
Our mission is to financially support and accelerate innovative and sustainable projects in the field of water, nature and our physical living environment. Projects that add new knowledge to society for maintaining a sustainable living environment. All dream projects supported by the TAUW Foundation should contribute to the UN SDGs that best fit our mission, with emphasis on that contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:
- Clean Water and Sanitation (6)
- Affordable and Clean Energy (7)
- Sustainable Cities and Communities (11)
- Climate Action (13)
Working together for a better future
We ask for new project ideas during a call for projects. Any type of organization can answer to our call. We want to work in an open, respectful and honest manner with our partners. To ensure that we connect with the right partners, we apply clear criteria to determine which incoming projects deserve our support. Together with our partners we share knowledge and provide financial support for the project in order to maximise our joint impact.
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Board of Directors
TAUW Foundation is managed by the Board of Directors consisting of three board members. The board sets the policies of the foundation and is supported by a program office carrying out board sub tasks. The current board members are:
- Jelle de Jong – chair
- Sonja Feenstra-Bruins – finance
- Edwin van der Strate – representative TAUW
The board is supported by a program office.