Contact Us


Our visiting address is:
Van Leer Foundation
Grote Marktstraat 43A
2511 BH The Hague
The Netherlands

Our postal address is:
Van Leer Foundation
PO Box 82334
2508 EH The Hague
The Netherlands

Stichting Van Leer Foundation
RSIN: 006176008

Phone number

+31 (0)70 331 22 00

E-mail address


For all press related inquiries:

If you have concerns regarding the Foundation’s or our partners’ work, see our Whistleblower Policy here and contact:

Seeking a Grant?

We regret to inform you that the Van Leer Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals from grant seekers, and cannot enter into correspondence with potential grant seekers. If you contact us to ask about how to apply for funding, we will not be able to reply.

The projects we support are the result of a process of extensive research and consultation with stakeholders and organisations identified in our country strategies. We understand that this will disappoint many people who visit our website in the hope of obtaining financial support.

Principles of Good Practice

As a Philea member we support and adhere to the Philea Principles of Good Practice.

Whistleblower Policy

Van Leer Foundation is committed to ensuring that its charitable assets are applied lawfully for the purposes they are given. Van Leer Foundation encourages the highest standards of transparency and accountability amongst its grant recipients and other stakeholders, so that they operate in an ethical and lawful manner and in compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Van Leer Foundation’s project partners (whether grant recipients, contractors or other stakeholders) and their directors, officers, employees, and/or volunteers are actively encouraged to report any activity which has resulted or might result in the misappropriation of Van Leer Foundation’s assets or which relates to projects funded by Van Leer Foundation and is or may be illegal or improper.

Examples of activities which should be reported include, but are not limited to:

  • Criminal activity, including theft, fraud and bribery;
  • Failure to comply with legal obligations;
  • Miscarriages of justice, failure within the legal system;
  • The health and safety of an individual being put at risk;
  • Nature/environment being put in danger; or
  • The deliberate concealment of information relating to any of the above.

Any instance of illegal activity should be reported directly to the relevant authorities in the first instance.

Reports should be submitted by email to

This email address is monitored by Van Leer Foundation’s Chief Financial Officer. Matters identified as requiring further investigation will be considered and investigated in confidence to the extent possible with the support of Director People & Culture.

Procedures are in place to protect against the unnecessary disclosure of the identity of those submitting reports and to ensure that no-one at the Van Leer Foundation who is connected to the subject of any report has a supervisory role in any investigation.

Van Leer Foundation has an internal reporting procedure for employees and contractors. This process is available in the Office Handbook and with People & Culture team of the Foundation.