Stichting Struan Foundation

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Stichting Struan Foundation

Welcome to the website of Stichting Struan Foundation (Struan Foundation).

The Struan Foundation was established in 2008 by Mr. and Mrs. Jan and Marita Veldhuizen-Heule. After a successful international career and privately supporting a large number of charitable causes over the years, the founders concluded that they wanted to take a more structural and focussed approach to providing private financial support in pursuit of their mission. The Struan Foundation is the result.

The Mission of the Struan Foundation is to contribute to a greener, healthier and happier society in which people live in harmony with each other and their environment.



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The Foundation provides private financial support to projects and initiatives that can demonstrate a positive and measurable impact on its mission. We will consider funding for projects that aim to address challenges in the following areas:

1. Climate Change
2. Local Community Development
3. Female Entrepreneurship and Leadership
4. Healthcare and medical research

1. Climate Change;
Projects aimed at stimulating green economic growth, developing a circular economy and building a sustainable agricultural sector.

3. Female Entrepreneurship and Leadership:
Projects aimed at bridging the gender equality gap by empowering girls and women to reach their full potential (and financial independence) through developing their entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

2. Local Community Development;
Projects aimed at improving social cohesion at a local level, These can be educational, social or cultural in scope.

4. Healthcare and medical research:
Projects that support the development of new medicines or enable greater access to affordable healthcare.

(For previous projects supported by the Struan Foundation, click here)


Creating a brighter tomorrow

STRUAN wants to contribute to a world in which people live in social cohesion with each other and their environment. The foundation wants to be part of a world in wich a balanced society can be created by the willingness and effort of all.