DOEN supports pioneers, especially in times of crisis

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DOEN supports pioneers who are accelerating the transitions to a green, socially inclusive and creative world. Such as pioneers with solutions for better access to renewable energy. And projects that offer employment to people who face obstacles on the regular labour market.

Makers Unite (photo: Barbara Kieboom)
Support Your Locals (photo: Saskia van Osnabrugge)

In 2020, the environmental and social transitions were under threat because of Covid-19. In spite of that, DOEN funded a record 426 pioneers. New pioneers received support, and existing partners with acute problems received additional financial assistance. Their impact was preserved through the quick provision of bridging loans.

DOEN spent 25 million on its objective in 2020

DOEN sees 7 opportunities for change

Green opportunities

The ecological limits of our planet have been reached. Drastic changes are necessary, such as a switch to renewable energy, a sustainable food system and a new, circular economy.

Social opportunities

Differences between rich and poor, and educated and uneducated, are greater than ever. DOEN wants everyone to be able to participate in society and have access to the labour market. Innovative community projects increase social cohesion in neighbourhoods.

Creative opportunities

Art and culture stimulate the imagination. DOEN supports initiatives in the Netherlands to celebrate the art of change, and abroad to create more space for imagination.

Impact investment

In addition to grants and load, DOEN also provides convertible loans and invests through the social investment company DOEN Participaties. DOEN Participaties and DOEN invest in sustainable and social start-ups. DOEN Participaties made 16 new investments in 2020.

Curious to know which projects received DOEN’s support in 2020?

reNature
Cor Unum
Stichting Captain Hoek
Bloei & Groei
ONS Label
BORO*ATELIER
The Swapshop
Seepje
reNature
Cor Unum
Stichting Captain Hoek
Bloei & Groei
ONS Label
BORO*ATELIER
The Swapshop
Seepje

Team DOEN would like to thank all the pioneers and lottery players

Carol Gribnau
Idriss Nor
Hoyan Yim
Gerard Kalkwarf
Tatiana van Lier
Hilde Neijssel
Femke van Casteren
Mo Banadji
Maarten Derksen
Irene de Jong
Marije Schasfoort
Freija Vermeer
Saskia Werther
Nicole Willemse
Katinka Ros
Beau-Anne Chilla
Mireille Spanjaard
Mirjam Niessen
Yu-Lan van Alphen
Steve Elbers
Rolinda Ferron
Merijn ten Thije
Marc Rasmussen
Arjuna Hiffler Mani
Merel Oord
Fayette Montroos
Tessa Geertsema
Geerte Wachter
Reineke Schermer
Nicole Rietvelt
Alianke van de Wal
Safka Overweel
Nathasha Cole
Carol Gribnau
Idriss Nor
Hoyan Yim
Gerard Kalkwarf
Tatiana van Lier
Hilde Neijssel
Femke van Casteren
Mo Banadji
Maarten Derksen
Irene de Jong
Marije Schasfoort
Freija Vermeer
Saskia Werther
Nicole Willemse
Katinka Ros
Beau-Anne Chilla
Mireille Spanjaard
Mirjam Niessen
Yu-Lan van Alphen
Steve Elbers
Rolinda Ferron
Merijn ten Thije
Marc Rasmussen
Arjuna Hiffler Mani
Merel Oord
Fayette Montroos
Tessa Geertsema
Geerte Wachter
Reineke Schermer
Nicole Rietvelt
Alianke van de Wal
Safka Overweel
Nathasha Cole

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