Funding partner since April 2019
The Willem Meindert De Hoop Stichting ( Willem Meindert De Hoop Foundation) was established in the Netherlands in 1977 by Jan de Hoop, son of Willem Meindert de Hoop.
Mr. W.M. de Hoop was a remarkable person who, during his entire life, worked for the wellbeing of people in any way possible. As an entrepreneur, an active member of the Reformed Church and commander at the (voluntary) regional fire department, his commitment and dedication to work for society have been an inspiration for many.
The Foundation’s logo is an image of the statue in the center of the city of Uithoorn, made by Dutch artist Kees Verkade; W.M. de Hoop trades with a cheese farmer about the price by means of “hand clapping”.
Based on the Christian ideology of its name giver, the W.M De Hoop Foundation aims to promote peaceful cohabitation and / or the physical and mental well-being of people. The foundation seeks to achieve its objective by granting donations, awarding the ‘Willem Meindert de Hoop’ prize, and / or providing support in any other form and in any other way, which in the opinion the board is deemed useful.
Women on Wings is granted a donation for improving the lives of rural families in India through job creation for 800 women, in partnership with our business partners.