Net4kids is born
Net4kids was founded in 2004 by Anke and Loek van den Boog. Loek: “We had been giving to charities for years, but we never knew exactly where our money went. We realized we wanted more insight into what our investment was actually doing, and we also wanted more direct involvement.” They decided to set up their own family foundation. With this foundation they invested in three projects. Befriended investors became enthusiastic and were linked to suitable projects. Net4kids was born.
Many people wonder why Net4kids focuses on companies. The reason is simple: governments and NGOs have limited power. Without an active social role of the business community, the differences in the world will persist and even increase. And it is precisely companies, large and small, that can make a difference by supporting very concretely defined projects. It gives visible results, children a future, and the companies themselves also become more attractive. For staff, for talent and for prospects.
To further increase our impact, we also work with corporate and private foundations. Our infrastructure, knowledge and expertise suit this target group that wants a high-quality, child care portfolio in which involvement goes hand in hand with independent and good management.
The nr 1 child aid organization for companies
Net4kids now works together with local partner organizations in India, Nepal, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa and Rwanda. More than two hundred and fifty thousand children have already been supported and, thanks to our investors, have been given the chance to build an independent future filled with oportunities. We are very proud of that. But of course we will continue, because there is still a lot to do. That is why we have a new goal: we want to be the NR 1 children's aid organization for companies that want to give their social activities more structure and content. In other words: we want to work together with many more companies and foundations, in order to offer even more children a future with opportunities, possibilities and an independent existence.
Together we make the gap smaller
With our 1% program we make it possible for every company to participate. It gives structure to your CSR aspirations in a very simple way, and it moves along with the state of your company. And it's for such a good cause: because if every company contributes, we make the gap really smaller. And the more companies show they are doing something, and that starting small is really better than doing nothing, we create a movement. That's our dream. Will you join us?
250,000+ children helped so far.
5 passionate ambassadors.
60+ companies investing
Here we are. This is our team. Professional, rich in experience and extremely driven. And oh yes, you can also just laugh with us.
Anke van den Boog
Loek van den Boog
Founder & Chairman
We are nowhere without our ambassadors. Everyone has their own expertise, strengths and beliefs. But above all a source of inspiration. So indispensable.
Founder & CEO Giarte
Ron de Mos
Supervisor, Advisor and Coach
Co-Owner at Bluefootfamily
Marcel van der Schaaff
Founder & managing partner Carteman Ventures
Our board members
Loek van den Boog
Nienke van den Hoek
For the pioneers
Can you feel what we mean? And do you see that 'doing good' can also be fun?
Are you interested in knowing more and are you curious about the possibilities? In a personal conversation we will explain it all to you, and show you what impact your company or foundation can make.
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