Vision and Mission
News and updates about the Philips Foundation
Philips Foundation Annual Report 2016
Jul 01, 2017 - Today the Philips Foundation published our 2016 annual report, highlighting the progress we’ve made together with our volunteers and partners.
World Changing Idea: Providing high-risk pregnancy toolkit
Apr 10, 2017 - Mother and childcare is a key focus of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals, and at the heart of what both Philips and the Red Cross do every day. Up to 20% of pregnancies worldwide are estimated to be ‘at-risk’, with 99% of the resulting maternal deaths occurring in developing countries.
Philips Foundation Annual Report 2015
Jun 30, 2016 - Today we published our 2015 annual report, highlighting the progress we’ve made in our first full year of operations.
Improving the radiology experience for children
Jun 30, 2016 - ‘Imatgina’, developed with the CurArte Foundation and the Hospital Vall d´Hebrón in Barcelona, is a patient-centric initiative that transforms radiology for children into a friendly, fun and informative experience.
Philips CEO addresses the ICRC Conference
Jun 17, 2016 - Royal Philips CEO, Frans van Houten addressed representatives of more than 180 governments by video at the 32nd Red Cross conference on December 8. Held in Geneva...
Philips Foundation announces global innovation partnerships with the Red Cross and UNICEF
Mar 30, 2015 - Today we announced the launch of our global partnerships with two of the world’s leading humanitarian organizations, the Red Cross and UNICEF..
Inaugural Board Meeting for the Philips Foundation
Mar 30, 2015 - On 8th October 2014, the Board of the Philips Foundation held its first Board Meeting in Amsterdam. This inaugural meeting, chaired by Ronald de Jong and attended by Secretary, Mirjam van Reisen and board member, Herman Wijffels, saw the official appointment of the Philips Foundation operations team and the approval of the charity’s strategic vision.
The Philips Foundation in October 2014
Mar 30, 2015 - In addition to achieving registered charity status and holding the first Board meeting, the Philips Foundation team has been hard at work behind the scenes. Program Director, Katy Hartley recently spent time in Geneva with the humanitarian sector and assembled academia discussing the role of innovation while Program Manager, Sarah Schaeffer has been working with Katy on the Foundation’s response to Ebola as part of the disaster relief pillar.