Samenwerkende Fondsen Support LWF

The Cooperating Foundations of the Netherlands Antilles (Samenwerkende Fondsen Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba) have announced an initial grant supporting the efforts of The Laura And Wagner Foundation to raise awareness about ending the social isolation of disabled people in Curaçao through the use of Guide/Assistance Dogs and other resources.

This initial grant will help fund the cost of promotional materials including flyers, billboards and public service announcements for radio and television distribution.
The Board of Directors of The Laura And Wagner Foundation are grateful to the local Advisory Board/ Adviescollege Curaçao of the Samenwerkende Fondsen Nederlandse Antillen en Aruba, and wish to particulary thank Mr. Victor J. Salas, Project Advisor and Mrs. Sonya Pasman for their kind assistance during the application process.

The charities involved

The Oranje Fonds, Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland and Skanfonds together form the Cooperating Foundations. Their area of work is the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In the Netherlands, the charities operate separately. However, on the Antilles and Aruba joining forces has many advantages. For example, local organisations have a central point of contact for support. And together, the charities can make even more of a difference to projects on the islands.


Website Oranje Fonds   |    Website Kinderpostzegels Nederland    |   Website Skanfonds

The Oranje Fonds is the largest social fund in the Netherlands. Our area of operations covers the Netherlands, Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles, and our work involves financing various organizations that request funds for certain projects. This may be shelter for the homeless, for abused women or former addicts as well as activities at children’s playgroups, multicultural events or information for the children’s help line.

The Oranje Fonds was created in 2002 when it was presented to the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima on the occasion of their wedding. They are our patrons and are also closely involved in the Fund and our area of activity. In the year it was founded, the Fund merged with the Juliana Welfare Fund, which has been active in the social sector since 1948.

The funds raised by the annual Children’s Stamp Campaign are used to support hundreds of projects every year for children in the Netherlands and abroad. Kinderpostzegels Nederland believes that all children are entitled to develop and flourish personally.

Skanfonds offers those in vulnerable positions the opportunity to take part in society. Since the charity was founded in 1957 it has financed projects which enable this. It has an annual budget of around € 8 million available for this. Skanfonds uses this money to fund wonderful initiatives which are aimed at improving people’s quality of life.