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About us

Philips Foundation is a registered non-profit organization that was established in 2014 – founded on the belief that through innovation and collaboration we can solve some of the world’s toughest challenges and make an impact where it really matters.


Reflecting our commitment to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) and 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development), the mission of Philips Foundation is to provide access to quality healthcare for underserved communities through meaningful innovation.


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We do this by deploying Philips’ expertise, innovative products and solutions, by collaborating with key partners around the world (including global NGOs such as Save the Children and ICRC), and by providing financial support for the collaborative activities. Please send us an email if you would like a copy of our articles of association.

Contact us


 Philips Foundation
 Amstelplein 2
 1096 BC Amsterdam
 The Netherlands



Philips Foundation is managed by a Board of seven members, with the majority of members being independent from Philips. The Board has full responsibility for the strategy, policies, performance and operations (including the management of funds) of the Philips Foundation. It also makes the final decision on projects run as part of the Philips Foundation’s disaster relief, community engagement and social entrepreneurship programs.


Philips Foundation's operational team consists of a director and several program managers who oversee the daily activities of the Philips Foundation, alongside a communication manager and executive assistant. In addition, many Philips employees support the work of the Philips Foundation on an ad-hoc or part-time basis.


The team reports to the Board of the Philips Foundation. The Board of Philips Foundation has the same composition as the Board of Philips Foundation Impact investments B.V., established in 2021.


Board members

Ronald de Jong

Marnix van Ginneken


Chair of the Board as of 2024. Marnix is Executive Vice President and Chief ESG & Legal Officer of Royal Philips. He is a member of the Board of Management and the Executive Committee. Marnix became a member of the Executive Committee in 2014 and he was appointed a member of Philips’ Board of Management in 2017. He is responsible for driving Environmental, Social and Governance efforts across the company, including sustainability. Marnix is also responsible for Legal, Intellectual Property & Standards and Government & Public Affairs. Since 2011, he has been a Professor of International Corporate Governance at the Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam.

Ronald de Jong

Ann Aerts


Board member of the Philips Foundation as of 2021. Head of Novartis Foundation since 2013. Before joining Novartis as a medical doctor, Ann worked for many years at the International Committee of the Red Cross. She has authored numerous publicationson digital health, infectious and non-communicable diseases, and multisector partnerships that address global health challenges.

Ronald de Jong

Nancy Bocken


Board member of the Philips Foundation as of 2021. Professor in Sustainable Business at Maastricht University, Maastricht Sustainability Institute (MSI). Nancy is also a Fellow at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and an advisor to TNO. She co-founded her own circular and sustainable business called HOMIE.

Ronald de Jong

Allert van den Ham


Board Member of the Philips Foundation as of 2021. From 2011 until 2021 Allert worked for SNV Netherlands Development Organization as CEO, Chairman of SNV USA and SNV Country Director in Laos & Myanmar. Currently Allert serves on several boards as a non- executive member and serves as advisor to various organizations.

Ronald de Jong

Robert Metzke


Board Member of the Philips Foundation as of 2020. Robert is Philips’ Global Head of Sustainability. In this role, he leads all activities relating to Philips’ environmental sustainability, with a focus on climate action, circular economy and expanding accessto healthcare in underserved communities.

Ronald de Jong

Liesbeth Rutgers


Board Member of the Philips Foundation as of 2020. Consultant Risk & Financial Management and Impact Investment Strategies at Triple-R, Supervisory Board of Pension Fund Wolters Kluwer NL and Board Member of Jane Goodall Institute in the Netherlands.

Ronald de Jong

Bernard van der Vyver


Board Member of the Philips Foundation as of 2021. Bernard spent his early career founding and managing multiple successful startups. In 2005, he sold his startup in the HR domain to Deloitte Consulting. At Deloitte, he served as a strategic advisor onpeople and technology to the boards of industry-leading companies.He was a co-lead architect in the founding of Deloitte University and Philips University.



Set up in 2014, Philips Foundation received start-up capital from Royal Philips, which has provided annual funding for the Foundation since 2015. Additionally, Royal Philips offers in-kind funding through the provision of expert volunteers, community volunteers, products and services. It also provides office space, IT and travel support, and hosts the Foundation’s website.

Allocation of resources


Philips Foundation funds, supports and initiates local projects where a Royal Philips country organization is present and will be able to assist in localizing community development initiatives.


Performance monitoring


As an independent, registered charity in the Netherlands, with ANBI status, Philips Foundation operates in accordance with charity regulations. All partners of the Philips Foundation are required to define KPIs and report on the progress of joint projects at the end of each quarter. Additionally, Philips Foundation follows its own transparent, KPI-led reporting process to ensure the best allocation of funds and resources.

Financial reporting

Policy Plan


Philips Foundation is a registered charity in the Netherlands (ANBI)

Philips Foundation is a registered charity in the Netherlands (ANBI).
Click here to access the 2023 ANBI Standaardformulier Publicatieplicht

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