The DOEN Foundation supports pioneers who work hard to establish a greener, more socially inclusive, and more creative society, in which: the capacity of the planet is the starting point (green); everybody can participate, where people work together and help each other with respect for individual needs and possibilities (socially inclusive); art and culture are at the heart in the belief that society can not do without (creative). The DOEN Foundation supports initiatives that focus on one of these three themes. Within these themes, works with programs which specify the type of initiatives we support.
The DOEN Foundation believes that it is possible to achieve a green, socially inclusive and creative society. Many people are using entrepreneurship to actively work towards innovative solutions for a better world. They are at the forefront; they dare to take risks and they bring about change. They break through old structures and create new perspectives on existing problems. These pioneers are also a source of inspiration for others. DOEN’s role is to support these pioneers in the very first phase in order to give initiatives a flying start and thereby stimulate innovation. Where possible, DOEN subsequently transfers the initiatives to other parties to increase their impact.