Focus of This Profile: Grants for grassroots projects that include sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, water supply, environmental protection, and fair trade.
Principal Office: Netherlands
Triodos Bank focuses on financial support for sustainable “green” organizations in sectors such as agriculture and energy. The bank established the Triodos Foundation with an objective to promote social innovation, and to contribute to an ethical use of money.
The Foundation’s thematic areas are Nature and Environment; People and Society; and International Cooperation. Note: Grants in the first two themes focus on actions in the Netherlands and other European countries.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
International Cooperation. This thematic area includes grassroots projects in sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, water supply, fair trade, and environmental protection. The international program also makes grants for health and education.
The types of organizations which can apply for grants is not explicitly stated. Many grant recipients in International Cooperation are civil society organizations in the Netherlands in collaboration with partners in developing countries.
About international cooperation
APPLICATION: Applications are presented to the Foundation by email. There is no application form, or fixed application format.
Applicants explain the motivation for their request; background about the applicant’s organization; project goals; personnel who will participate; project partners; project time schedule and budget; and supplementary information that justifies why the project is important.
The Foundation provides contact information for submitting requests.
About how to apply
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The Foundation’s website is available in Dutch (use internet translation, if required).
Funded projects are briefly presented in searchable maps for the Netherlands, Europe, and worldwide.
The Foundation offers contact information for its office in Zeist, Netherlands.
Triodos Bank has branches in the UK and Spain that have their own foundations. They are Triodos Foundation UK, and Fundácion Triodos.
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