How does the Philips Foundation make a difference?


We believe that long-lasting social change can only be achieved by taking a collaborative, strategic and creative approach. That’s why the Philips Foundation partners with selected organizations who share its’ passion for improving people’s lives. Together with our partners, we are able to develop new and innovative solutions to help people in need as we combine the innovation expertise and capabilities of Royal Philips with their deep understanding of the social, economic, and environmental challenges.

How is the Philips Foundation related to Royal Philips?


For over a hundred years, Royal Philips’ innovations have helped improve lives all over the world. This commitment to inspire real change and create meaningful impact extends even further through the Philips Foundation. The Philips Foundation uses the talent, resources and expertise of Royal Philips to develop new solutions with our partners.

What kind of projects are part of the Foundation?


We work closely with our chosen partners on a community level to create programs that improve people’s lives and make a global impact. The Philips Foundation primarily focuses on projects related to providing people with access to healthcare, lighting and healthy living. For an overview of current projects, please visit our partner and project pages.  

I am a Philips employee, can I get involved?


Employees can reach out to the Philips Foundation team via email or via the Philips Foundation group on the Philips Community platform to see how they can get involved.

Can I donate money?


At this moment the Philips Foundation is financed by Royal Philips, with opportunities for its employees or retirees to donate. The Philips Foundation will not actively raise external funds. We will occasionally raise and match employee donations intended for disaster relief. Employees will be informed by the Philips Foundation when a fundraiser starts.

Can the Philips Foundation donate to my cause?


All funds from the Philips Foundation are given directly to one of our partners. We do not provide funding to individuals or groups that we do not have direct partnerships with.

Can I submit ideas or proposals?


The Philips Foundation is developing its program in direct cooperation with our chosen partners. At this stage, we are working with a number of selected partners only.

In what countries is the Philips Foundation active?

The Philips Foundation works with its partners and Royal Philips country organizations to run programs globally. Some of these projects are featured on the projects page. Please check with the local Royal Philips organization in your country to learn more about local initiatives.