OVERVIEW: The Jochnick Foundation seeks global development organizations that work with people living in developing countries.
IP TAKE: This funder generally offers grants support for a period of one to three years.
PROFILE: In 2004, Jonas af Jochnick established the Jochnick Foundation through a donation of 4.5 million shares of Oriflame Cosmetics. Based in the Netherlands, the foundation seeks to “contribute to the greater good and give something back to society.” The Jochnick Foundation invests in children, youth, education, and world health. Specifically, it invests in organizations that address education and training, healthcare, youth, the arts, scientific research and development, sports and physical education, and established cultural, historical, and social institutions.
Jochnick does not geographically restrict its grantmaking. Indeed, it supports a variety of global development organizations across Africa, Europe, South America, Central America, Asia, and the Middle East. Past grantees include GiveWatts, which received funding to bring clean energy to people in developing countries. The One Acre Fund is also a former grantee. It received support for its work with poor and rural farm families in Africa.
To learn more about the types of organizations supported by the foundation, examine the Ongoing Projects page. Jochnick Foundation grants amounts can vary widely from around €10,000 to over €1 million. The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications throughout the year. The board meets four times per year to review applications and make funding decisions.
- Robert af Jochnick, Board Chair
- Cornelius Fontein, Board Member
- Martin Schmidt, Board Member
- Hans Ramel, Board Member
- Sebastian af Jochnick, Board Member