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Fred Matser (co-) founded 19 foundations. Some of these have gone on to become self-supporting while others have run their course over a specific time period. Some foundations (co-) founded by Fred are:

2012 : StartFund Foundation
In 2012, previously part of the Fred Foundation, StartFund became its own legal entity. StartFund co-funded social business initiatives in India, Tanzania, Belgium and the Netherlands. It supported partner organisations in building and implementing sustainable enhanced livelihoods in rural and urban areas through economic initiatives. StartFund encouraged individuals in the villages and communities to cooperate in improving education and healthcare facilities and to lift the community to a higher quality of life and a more sustainable way of living. In 2014 StartFund mergered with the Fred Foundation.

2007 : Malaria No More, The Netherlands
Approached by Raymond Chambers, founder of Malaria No More in the USA, Fred Matser headed the Dutch division of the campaign till 2011. Malaria No More! Netherlands’ mission is to actively contribute to the prevention and treatment of malaria. It also increases awareness in the Netherlands about the scope of the disease and the impact it has on individual Africans and local economies.

2006 : Job4joy
Many children finish school without having an idea of what they want to do next. This initiative was started to give youth a clearer sense of direction and stimulate their passion for a certain profession. Job4joy connected children with enthusiastic people working in many different field to introduce them to the jobs and give them an opportunity to make a well-considered decision for the direction of their career. The organization ceased to exist upon the decision to support another organization that conducted the same services.

2002 : Fred Foundation Ukraine
Upon meeting Jan Ebeltjes (founder of CHOE), Fred Matser decided to set up a special project for the Ukraine in support of the needs of the unprivileged in Western part of the country with a focus on health care, housing, individual aid and community care. This initiative is run by Jan Ebeltjes.

1998: The Jane Goodall Institute Holland
After meeting Jane Goodall in 1995, and being impressed by her work, Fred Matser established a Dutch branch of the Jane Goodall Institute, committed to wildlife research, youth educational programs and the conservation of nature, with a special emphasis on chimpanzees.

1996: Fred Foundation
The Fred Foundation aims to foster inspiration and stimulate self-reliance by supporting both individuals and groups in inspiring life changes that will benefit society. The intention is to contribute towards the development of a more functional society based on mutual co-existence, caring and sharing rather than on competition and inequity.

1995: Foundation ’Gezondheidszorg Anders Beleven’ (‘Healthcare Experienced Differently’, nowadays called 'Anders beleven')
Co-founded by Lydia Helwig-Nazarawo, Pieter Sluis, Sandra Kloezen and Fred Matser, this foundation organized large and small-scale fun and festive programs for hospitals and nursing homes. The programs aimed to promote health rather
than focus on disease.

1995: The International Trust for Children’s Health Care (ITCHC)
Fred Matser co-founded this Trust, together with Mikhail Gorbachev, and was Chairman of the Advisory Board. It aimed to improve healthcare for children, particularly in the Commonwealth of Independent States formerly part of the Soviet Union.

1994: The Peace Flame Foundation
This foundation was established to bring inspiration and hope to people in war- torn Bosnia. Matser brought a group of Olympic and Paralympic gold medalists and, and a ‘peace flame’ – lit in the Olympic fire in Lillehammer (Norway)- to Sarajevo and also created a Peace Park and Rehabilitation Centre in nearby Tuzla providing therapy and support for war traumatized adults and children.

1993: The Maia Foundation
Pieter Sluis, Michel Wijsmans and Fred Matser, co-founded ‘The Maia Foundation’ which aims to introduce ‘Health care with heart, mind, and soul’ within general hospitals. It initiates small-scale pilot projects in which medical staff, carers and patients all cooperate together to create new approaches to health care on a ward level.

1993: Peace Child Europe
This foundation began as an initiative by David Woollcombe to enable children
all over the world to create their own edition of Agenda 21 (a global, national
and local action plan for a sustainable environment that came out of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992). Fred Matser helped initiate Peace Child Europe and has since supported a number of Peace Child projects.

1993: The Preserved Land Foundation
This foundation enables children to creatively and playfully explore nature
and fosters their respect, love and care for all aspects of the natural world.
The foundation’s imaginative nature program has been experienced by many hundreds of Dutch school children.

1992: Gorbachev Foundation Netherlands
Matser established this foundation to support healthcare and self-sustainability projects in the former Soviet Union in cooperation with Mikhail Gorbachev. Projects have included a Bone Marrow Transplant Unit for a children’s hospital in Moscow and residential accommodation at the hospital for parents of the sick children. This foundation later became the ITCHC (see above).

1992: The Criança - Nossa Herança Foundation
This foundation worked to improve conditions and opportunities for underprivileged children and adolescents in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

1990: The Eighth Day Foundation
This foundation aimed to raise awareness about the development of genetic modification; the ethical dilemmas, potential dangers and other vital issues.

1990: The Johan-Sophia Foundation
This foundation was established to promote harmony between human beings.
To this end it has supported 70 projects in the fields of healthcare, education
and personal development.

1989: The Environmental Consciousness Foundation (ECF)
Aimed to promote harmony between people and the environment; initiated, or supported, inspiring educational projects with new approaches to healthy living
and working.

1989: De Nieuwe Vaart (‘The New Stream’) Foundation
This foundation established and ran an innovative center for integrated health care, one of the first of its kind in the Netherlands in the 1980’s. The center uniquely combined allopathic medicine, alternative therapies and paranormal healing alongside leading edge health research, education and training. The center continues today but is now run privately.

 

The Book

The Book

This inspirational book contains 7 Keys that Fred believes could transform ourselves and our planet.

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Media

Media

Fred Matser has been interviewed by various leading Dutch daily newspapers and magazines and also featured in the press and on radio in the US and the UK.

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Biography

Biography

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 to creating a more functional...

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Philosophy

Philosophy

“The chaos in the world (ENvironment) is a reflection of the disorder in our minds and hearts (INvironment)”

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