Our Foundation: Degroof Petercam Foundation

The Degroof Petercam Foundation (DPF) was created in 2008 as a public utility foundation and is now one of the ten largest Belgian foundations.
It selects and supports innovative employment solutions. The solutions focus on developing skills for the future, contributing to the creation of future jobs by making entrepreneurship more attractive, and offering help to people who find it more challenging to get a job.

Our vision

We believe in a sustainable, inclusive society in which all people have a chance to thrive through a quality job.

Our mission

We support social entrepreneurs and innovators scaling their solutions for employment.

3,1M

million unemployed in the three countries where we operate (Belgium, France, and Luxembourg)

16M

million unemployed in Europe

173M

million unemployed worldwide (Source: Ilo, 2017).

The DPF Award:

Financial support for projects

Each year, the Degroof Petercam Foundation selects a project that receives one million euros' financial support. It also actively monitors the project for five years and makes its expertise and network available to the project.
  • Financial support of €1 million over five years
  • 300 hours of non-financial support and the opportunity to benefit from our networks
  • 5 years of support

Winner of DPF Award 2021

Ticket for Change aims at empowering everyone to direct their talents toward a positive social and environmental change through their jobs. Concretely, via various tailored programs, they accompany entrepreneurs creating jobs with a social and environmental vocation, leaders and employees transforming their jobs towards a more impact, and unemployed people or people in transition to find meaningful jobs. This partnership aims at helping Ticket for Change finance its systemic development and grow internationally, focusing on Belgium and Luxembourg first.

Winner of DPF Award 2020

Bayes Impact is a French NGO that favors technology to tackle social issues. Among the various problems our society is struggling with, Bayes Impact focuses on facilitating access to employment. How? By means of its public service called "Bob", a free and open source tool relying on artificial intelligence and powerful algorithms to help people find a job in a personalized manner.

Winner of DPF Award 2019

DUO for a JOB pairs young job-seekers having a migrant background with experienced workers (50 years and older) who can assist them in finding a job. The non-profit organization serves both young people and potential counselors. It was founded in Brussels in 2013, and is now active in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Liège. The objective of this partnership is to help the organization to expand its activities throughout Europe, starting in France.
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Founded in 2008, Degroof Petercam Foundation (DPF) is one of the ten largest Belgian foundations. Download our brochure and find out more about our history and goals.
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