Philips Foundation

About us

The Philips Foundation is a registered charity that was established in July 2014 as the central platform for Philips’ CSR activities – founded on the belief that through innovation and collaboration we can solve some of the world’s toughest challenges and make an impact where it really matters.

 

Reflecting our commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) and 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development), the mission of the Foundation is to reduce healthcare inequality by providing access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities.

 

We do this by deploying Philips’ expertise, innovative products and solutions, by collaborating with key partners around the world (including respected NGOs such as UNICEF, Amref and ICRC), and by providing financial support for the collaborative activities.

Address

Philips Foundation
Amstelplein 2
1096 BC Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Structure

The Philips Foundation is managed by a Board of between three and seven members, with the majority of members being independent from Philips.

 

The Board has full responsibility for the strategy, policies, performance and operations (including the management of funds) of the Philips Foundation. It also makes the final decision on all projects run as part of the Foundation’s disaster relief, community engagement and social entrepreneurship programs.

 

Board members

Ronald de Jong

Ronald de Jong

 

Chairman of the Board, Chief Human Resources Officer, Royal Philips, Professor of Practice in Business, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Mirjam van Reisen

Mirjam van Reisen

 

Secretary of the Board, Professor Endowed Chair Marga Klompé, International Social Responsibility, Tilburg University and Professor Computing for Society, University of Leiden, both in the Netherlands

 

Herman Wijffels

Herman Wijffels

 

Board Member and Dutch economist

Wim Leereveld

Wim Leereveld

 

Board Member, Founder Access to Medicine Foundation, Chairman Index Initiative building World Benchmarking Alliance, Board Member World Child Cancer

 

Management of the Foundation

A director and three program managers oversee the daily activities of the Philips Foundation. In addition, many Philips employees support the work of the Foundation on an ad-hoc or part-time basis.

 

The team reports to the Board of the Philips Foundation.

Margot Cooijmans

Margot Cooijmans

 

Foundation Director

Anoushka Bold

Anoushka Bold

 

Foundation Program Manager

Koen Joosse

Koen Joosse

 

Foundation Program Manager

Nick Kelso

Nick Kelso

 

Communications Manager

Funding

Set up in 2014, the Philips Foundation received start-up capital from Royal Philips, which has provided annual funding for the Foundation since 2015.

 

Additionally, Royal Philips offers in-kind funding through the provision of expert volunteers, community volunteers, products and services. It also provides office space, IT and travel support, and hosts the Foundation’s website.

Allocation of resources

The Philips Foundation funds, supports and initiates local projects where a Royal Philips country organization is present and will be able to assist in localizing community development initiatives.

 

Performance monitoring

As an independent, registered charity in the Netherlands, with ANBI status, the Philips Foundation operates in accordance with charity regulations. All partners of the Philips Foundation are required to define KPIs and report on the progress of joint projects at the end of each quarter. Additionally, the Philips Foundation follows its own transparent, KPI-led reporting process to ensure the best allocation of funds and resources.

Financial reporting

Philips Foundation is a registered charity in the Netherlands (ANBI)
Philips Foundation is a registered charity in the Netherlands (ANBI)