At the beginning of the 1970s, the first American multinationals were established in Belgium. These companies were known for their strong philanthropic spirit. Wishing to contribute to the development of the local communities welcoming them, the management of some "pioneering" companies, with the help of the Unites States Ambassador to Belgium at the time and Count Boël created a fund to collect donations and make the best possible selection of charitable projects.
It is a fact that the institutional and linguistic complexities of our country do not always make it easy for a senior US executive, expat in Belgium, to make a selection of projects. This is how United Fund for Belgium was born in 1972. Since then, the success of UFB’s approach cannot be denied.
Since its creation in 1972, United Fund for Belgium has allocated more than € 20 million to 2,250 charitable projects in Belgium.
United Fund for Belgium is a completely independent organization that receives no subsidies from any official Belgian or foreign authority. The non-profit organization has been approved by the Belgian government and can thus offer tax deductibility to its donors.