Standing stronger together. That's the strength of a cooperative. It is also the idea behind the Rabobank Foundation, the bank's social fund. Investing in people's self-sufficiency is our most important task. Not only in our own country, but far beyond it. People who work hard to be economically self-sufficient and build an independent life deserve our support. Not only our financial support, but also the support of our expertise and our network.
Everyone with a desire to grow should be given the opportunity to do so. We see promoting self-sufficiency as an effective tool for aid and social assistance both domestically and abroad.
In the Netherlands and internationally we offer poor and disadvantaged groups the prospect of a sustainable future. This future prospect is built on our financial resources, the Rabobank expertise and our network.
‘What we don't do is “charity old style”; we invest in independence and self-sufficiency. If you start by appealing to people's own strengths you have the best chance that they will eventually be able to make it on their own steam.’
Pierre van Hedel, Rabobank Foundation Director