Fonds 1818 is an endowed charity that supports socially relevant projects in The Hague, Delft, Westland, Zoetermeer, Leiden, Duin- en Bollenstreek areas, and the interlinking districts. The Fund evolved after a merger between the Nutsspaarbank in ‘s-Gravenhage and the VSB Bank in 1992.

Fonds 1818 allocates donations to foundations and associations to enable them to run socially relevant projects that will benefit the population of the region.  The fund also supports small groups of citizens without formal ties; so-called citizens’ initiatives.

The advisors at Fonds 1818 are happy to share their knowledge, experience and far-reaching networks. They can offer advice, refer to similar projects or put applicants in touch with potential partners or an external consultant. Fonds 1818 also offers courses, workshops and consulting hours to promote and encourage self-sufficiency and expertise.