The Wilde Ganzen Foundation is a Dutch NGO, founded in 1957 with a mission to reduce poverty and inequality through community-led initiatives. We support community-based organisations in the Global South and their Dutch fundraising partners in joint efforts to achieve a better future because we believe communities should have control over their own development.
The Wilde Ganzen Foundation utilizes more than 60 years of operational experience in international development to promote responsible philanthropy. We support social changemakers that are taking on initiatives to fight inequality. We do this through grantmaking, in-depth technical assistance, expertise and our on-the-ground networks.
We are a dedicated team working from our office in Amersfoort, the Netherlands
Every year, Wilde Ganzen Foundation supports hundreds of small-scale philanthropic initiatives. These projects are co-created by community-based organisations in the Global South and their Dutch partners (mostly “private development initiatives”). We value equal partnerships based on mutuality, complementarity and trust. In our partnership model, the local organisation takes full ownership of the project while the Dutch partner raises funds in the Netherlands to support them. If Wilde Ganzen approves a project proposal, we commit 50% of additional funding to the Dutch partner’s fundraising. In addition, we provide in-depth technical assistance and expertise to ensure the initiatives are implemented in a smart, responsible and sustainable way.
We particularly encourage projects:
Many civil society organisations in the Global South depend on foreign funding to do their work. Change the Game Academy (CtGA) aims to end this dependency by supporting autonomous local organisations to strengthen their fundraising capacity. Raising domestic resources not only enhances financial sustainability, it also increases community engagement, local ownership and legitimacy of organisations. Additionally, because organisations with a local support base are better positioned to hold their governments accountable, we also train organisations to mobilise support from governments.
Change the Game Academy aims to change the ‘rules’ of the development game: transferring power to communities and enabling them to shape their own future.
Visit our website for valuable information and e-learning.
Wilde Ganzen Foundation
Piet Mondriaanlaan 14
3812 GV Amersfoort
Phone: +31 (0)33 204 5555
If you have a complaint you wish to submit, please read:
Complaints procedure of Wilde Ganzen for partners in developing countries which is also available in Spanish, French and Portugese.
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