Who we are
As a provider of impact funding, we operate worldwide to achieve continuous positive change: economic, social and ecological change. Every day we’re getting closer to our ideal: a fair and sustainable society in which everyone can genuinely participate.
This is what we stand for
Everyone deserves opportunities. Opportunities to grow, to develop and to work towards a better future. That’s why we invest in organizations that offer disadvantaged people the prospect of a better future. If you can’t manage it alone, you can achieve it together.
This is our approach
We offer organizations that work with smallholder farmers all over the world access to money, knowledge and our network. In the Netherlands we strengthen social enterprises so that everyone can participate in society.
Here’s where we make a difference
Outside the Netherlands we operate in countries that have lots of disadvantaged smallholder farmers. That’s where we can make the greatest positive change happen. You will find us in no less than 23 countries, spread over four continents.
We’ve been doing this since 1974
Experience matters. For more than 45 years we’ve been working to offer growth opportunities to millions of people. We’re constantly adding more knowledge, partners and money to these efforts. This is how we honor our long-standing cooperative roots.
Rabo Foundation is an independent foundation. We have a Supervisory Board which includes representatives of local banks and parts of Rabobank Group.
Rabo Foundation has been classified by the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration as a Public Benefit Organization. This means that we don’t have to pay gift tax or inheritance tax on any gifts or legacies that we receive. It also means that donors can offset all or part of their donations against their taxable income.
The members of our Supervisory Board are:
Members are appointed for a term of four years and can be reappointed for up to two further terms.
Pim Mol is managing director of Rabo Foundation. He is supported in performing his duties by the management team. The managing director is appointed by the Supervisory Board.
Members of the Supervisory Board receive no remuneration for their work, but they are entitled to reimbursement of expenses. Employees of Rabo Foundation are covered by the Rabobank collective labor agreement.
Rabo Rural Fund
For farming businesses and cooperatives that are too big to receive donations and funding from Rabo Foundation, but too small to take out regular bank loans, the answer is: Rabo Rural Fund. This fund helps these businesses, cooperatives and their affiliated farmers to keep growing and developing.