Laudes Foundation is responding to the dual crises of inequality and climate change by supporting brave, innovative efforts that inspire and challenge industry to harness its power for good.
2021 in numbers
Commitment per year
Laudes Foundation's active portfolio of grants in 2021 totalled EUR 220 million. This amount includes the EUR 70.7 million we invested in 2021, plus the active partnerships started in 2020, and the EUR 49.7 million of ongoing initiatives carried over from the now retired C&A Foundation.
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Total EUR 70.7m
*Building the field includes advocacy, strategic communications, effective philanthropy and strategy grants
Number of new partnerships
In 2021, Laudes Foundation financed 126* new partnerships globally.
*Partners that received more than EUR 50,000 in programmatic and core-support funding.
Median grant size and average duration
The increase in median grant size and average grant duration since 2020, are a reflection of our commitment to building trust-based, longer-term partnerships with mission-aligned organisations, allowing them more flexibility and stability.
CEP cohort benchmark**
Median grant size*
CEP cohort benchmark**
Average grant duration*
*Implementing and core support grants above EUR 50,000.
**Center for Effective Philanthropy custom cohort benchmark of Laudes Foundation (formerly C&A Foundation) grantee perception survey, published in 2020.
We mobilised additional funding from other donors (both private and public). In 2021, this translated into an additional EUR 48.5 million in leveraged funding, and EUR 49.6 million was secured in
Geographic footprint of our active partnerships
We fund partners working in 52 countries, yet our work often has a much broader geographic footprint. Nearly 50% of our active grants have impact beyond their home markets.
Our work in built environment and finance and capital markets focusses on countries within the European Union, European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland and the UK, where we believe we can best leverage our networks to rally industry, investors and policymakers to enable and support new business models.
In the fashion industry, we work with global initiatives to influence brands and policymakers, while also supporting partners working in and with the apparel, textile and fibre-producing countries across South Asia, South-East Asia and Brazil, where workers and farming communities work and live.
Total in EUR