Alternatives 4 Children

Alternatives 4 Children (A4C) is an independent charitable foundation established in 2011 in the Netherlands with the aim to involve professionals from the Dutch (Alternative) Financial industry. A4C will support sustainable projects and raise money for charities involved in improving the living standards of children. The foundation is a private initiative of a number of professionals from the Dutch investment industry.

A4C London Chapter

Alternatives 4 Children brings you A4C London Chapter – The event will be held at the Bonds Bar in London on Thursday 13th October 2016 – 18:00 – 21:00

Please join us for the launch of the London chapter of Alternatives 4 Children (A4C) – the leading investment industry's Charity in the Netherlands.

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Our mission is to improve and develop children’s wellbeing with a focus on developing countries and the Netherlands to providing long lasting alternatives to children in need with a focus on education.


  • Raise funds from the financial industry with a focus on the alternative investment network; and
  • Carefully select projects involved with children

In order to

  • Help children get access to (a better) education; and
  • Ultimately help populations become self-sustainable

Our project selection criteria

  • Sustainability

    Focus on projects who show possibilities of becoming sustainable in the long term . We therefore focus on making a contribution to the running costs of a school, with a time horizon of maximum 3 years.

  • Independence

    Our support should lead to self-sufficiency and not dependence on the funding. Our support should contribute to an entrepreneurial, self reliant project. We require the projects we select to show personal involvement and commitment by setting objectives and realistic short plus long term goals.

  • Local anchoring

    Personal involvement of parents, teachers and the local community, ensures the commitment to the projects. This willingness is important to ensure the durability of the schooling, a safe haven environment for the children, as well as the independence from funding reliance. For these reasons, the local anchoring is a prerequisite for our project selection.

  • Transparency

    We require our projects to be fully transparent on the allocation of our funding. They need to clarify objectives and short plus long term goals. We expect them to communicate regularly with status updates in every way possible.

  • Small scale

    We will select small scale projects to ensure maximum added value. This way we can set realistic goals for the projects we select and have a clear overview on how our funding is allocated. The growth of our funding will lead to diversifying among several small projects.

The A4C team

  • Edith Bisschop
  • Marc Hamel
  • Didy Michels van der Schilden
  • Oliver Gaunt
  • Ralph Blaes
  • Sophie Robe
  • Leonoor den Ottolander
  • Nathaly Leers
  • Peter de Vries
  • Valerie Reinhold
  • Marc de Kloe
  • Remco Bleijs
  • Hilde Klok
  • Niels Oostenbrug
  • Ruud Hendriks
  • Walter Sarin
  • Sebastiaan Heijman
  • Rogier van den Berg
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