About Us

We support education projects for young people in difficult situations. We do this both in Belgium and in developing countries. We want young people from the North and the South to connect with each other through the exchange of ideas and cultures.

Dankzij Collibri Foundation vinden jongeren uit Benin werk op het platteland.



Focus on education

  • Educate: we want to offer young people quality education
  • Develop: we help students to grow as a person, by reinforcing their talents and skills
  • Empower: we stimulate their sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
Dankzij Collibri Foundation vinden jongeren uit Benin werk op het platteland.

Our assignment

There is still a great deal of inequality in the world. Because of this, the United Nations created several millennium objectives, centring on for instance literacy. These objectives have not yet been met. We believe that education is the key to personal development. Because when people grow, our society benefits. 

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Products with a story

Over 15 years of Collibri Foundation: enough material for stories and anecdotes. It all started with a good idea. Colruyt Group wanted to do more for the regions their products came from. This birthed the first educational project in Colombia. This great initiative grew into a company fund with projects in several developing countries. Koen De Maesschalck, now responsible for Public Affairs & communication, was there from the beginning. 

More about our history

Het fonds van Collibri Foundation wordt beheerd door de Koning Boudewijnstichting.


Collibri Foundation's fund is managed by the King Baudouin Foundation. This foundation supports project and civilians who commit themselves to a better society, both domestic and foreign. They have, among others, a seat on our Management Committee. This committee decides which projects to support and what our contribution will be. The committee members are:

  • Jef Colruyt
  • Jo Willemyns
  • Luc Tayart de Borms
  • Guido Gryseels
  • Stefan Goethaert
  • Mieke Vercaeren
  • Geert Vyls

Propose a project

Do you know of a project around young people that can use our support, and can you see a match with the Collibri Foundation? Let us know. We will see if the project fits within the vision and mission of the Collibri Foundation. Because we want to be transparent in our choice of projects, we adhere to several criteria and a clear procedure.

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Collibri Foundation

Collibri Foundation


Colruyt Group
Edingensesteenweg 196
1500 Halle


+32 (0)2 363 55 45
during office hours



KBO 0753.616.160