Sustainable development is not only about safeguarding the earth’s resources, it is about giving people the tools with which to build a better, healthier future. The Philips Foundation aims to give social entrepreneurs access to the resources and expertise they need to succeed.

Helping people build better futures for themselves


The Philips Foundation formalizes and extends the work already undertaken by Royal Philips to date. An example of which is the development of a social innovation model in Rwanda that created innovative business models around woodstoves for cooking and creating pellets for fuel.

Focusing on the Base of the Pyramid, the Philips Foundation will work with its NGO partners to provide grants, training and products that drive social innovation and entrepreneurship.