We are looking for projects that fit our vision and within the themes of climate and human rights described on this website.

The projects that qualify for our support meet at least the following conditions; 

  • The project has existed for a number of years and has proven to be successful;
  • The organisation has a clear existing structure; a defined policy and clear financial budget. In addition, an experienced management, staff and/or volunteers;
  • The charity is looking for a substantial contribution to take the next step in achieving its intended goals.
  • We provide a minimum of € 100,000 to € 200,000 support per year; The projects have no commercial character. 

When the foundation provides a financial contribution, a project can expect us to guide and support them for a period of three to five years. Of course, where possible we use the foundation's network to help realize the intended goals.


 We search for projects proactively.  It is not possible t apply for a grant. We will therefore usually approach potential beneficiaries/projects ourselves.  We will only consider an application if it meets (at least) the above 4 conditions.   


After assessing an initial application, an additional assessment will take place during which we would like to get to know you personally and go into more detail about the project, the project objectives and the project leaders.  Only after successfully completing these two application rounds will the application be considered for assessment by the board of the foundation. 

The Cirrus foundation supports the 17nd sustainable development goal.

Please find more about SDG here