Philips Foundation Annual Report 2016

July 1, 2017

Today we published our 2016 annual report, highlighting the progress we’ve made together with our volunteers and partners.


Local community projects are the focus of the 48 projects worldwide the Philips Foundation has been involved in since it was established two years ago.


We invite you to look at what has been achieved, including a world-changing pregnancy toolkit co-created with the Red Cross and an innovative mentoring program to support social entrepreneurs. This report has the stories of the people who we have impacted meaningfully through community engagement projects in countries as diverse as Spain, Austria, Kenya, UK, Italy, China, US, Uganda, and Sweden.

Behind all of these projects are Philips volunteers and partners who give their all to support the work we are doing to improve access to health around the world. And we could not do the work we do without them.


The Philips Foundation takes a very different approach to the traditional grant-making foundations. We believe in the power of collaborative innovation to positively disrupt and intensify the ways that a corporate foundation can affect change in supporting disadvantaged and underserved communities worldwide.


Together with our partners, the Red Cross (including the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Netherlands Red Cross) to co-create solutions for healthcare needs in fragile settings and provide immediate support to regions affected by humanitarian disasters.


In 2016, we collaborated with Ashoka, one of the world’s largest networks of social entrepreneurs, to support social entrepreneurs in scaling up their innovative solutions to improve access to health and light for last mile communities, globally.


Read more about our work in 2016 here