Fred Foundation

Fred Foundation was founded by Fred Matser in 1996 to contribute to the development of a more functional society by supporting and empowering individuals and groups. The Fred Foundation has initiated many inspiring projects both in The Netherlands and internationally. These have encompassed many fields of endeavour including: the environment, health, childcare, energy research, community development and humanitarian aid.

Oprichter: Fred Matser

Fred Matser is an inspiring humanitarian who, like many others, cares deeply about the future of the planet. He has made it his life’s work to contribute towards creating a more functional society by means of inspiration and empowerment. Towards this end he has been a (co-)initiator, (co-)creator and (co-)financer on a wide range of projects and 19 foundations in both The Netherlands and abroad since 1983. The projects, as well as the foundations cover the fields of healthcare, environment, conservation, peace and global transformation.


A world where all beings live in harmony with themselves, each other and their surroundings. Living such a balance is a dynamic process of being aware of the balance between the male and female principles, expressed for example, in thinking and feeling, giving and receiving, physical power and power of vulnerability. The vision portrays a deeply ingrained awareness of the interconnectedness of all life on earth.


To contribute to a better understanding, awareness and application of balanced and inclusive behaviours.