Home   News   About us   Contact   Nederlands   Education   Art   Nature   Leprosy 
Other projects


In the past, the Turing Foundation has financed some projects that can not be categorized any more under our current policies, usually because those policies have become more focused since. Below is an overview of such donations.

For projects that do match our policy please refer to our webpages for Education
Art
Nature
Leprosy


Witte de With Urban Beekeeping: Bijenkasten op het dak van Witte de With in Rotterdam, 2017
The following text will be translated into English as soon as possible:
De bijenpopulatie en diversiteit daalt al jaren in Nederland, onder andere door gifstoffen in de bemesting van landbouwgrond. Urban beekeeping is een manier om de achteruitgang in het aantal bijen(volken) tegen te gaan. Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art plaatste in april 2016 twee bijenkasten op het dak van het instituut om de bijen een thuis te bieden in de stad. De honing wordt verkocht in hun winkel en de opbrengsten komt ten goede aan hun inhoudelijke programma's.

De Turing Foundation draagt € 3.000 bij aan dit project.

Urban Beekeeping: Bijenkasten op het dak van Witte de With in Rotterdam
Urban Beekeeping: Bijenkasten op het dak van Witte de With in Rotterdam


Free The Bears Expansion of the Bear Sanctuary, Laos, 2017
Free The Bears Laos rescues bears in Laos, mostly from smugglers who try to sell the bears' bile for large sums of money.

The Turing Foundation is donating €10,000 to Free The Bears Laos for the purchase of additional land for housing the bears. see also: Free The Bears: other projects
Cham-Pa, saved from smugglers, Laos
Cham-Pa, saved from smugglers, Laos


ASC Academy Special study and research projects, Amsterdam, 2014
The ASC Academy helps students in their personal development by contributing to special study or research projects in the Netherlands and abroad.

Whilst the Turing Foundation generally restricts itself to educational projects in a number of focus countries in West Africa, it is making a one-off contribution of € 10,000 towards the launch of this initiative.

Ecomare Nature Education, Ecomare Summer Camps, Texel, 2014-2016
Texel-based Ecomare is a nature museum, seal shelter, sea aquarium, dune park, and bird sanctuary. Led by expert staff, the summer camps are a unique way for children to get acquainted with nature.

The Turing Foundation will contribute a total of € 7,500 to these summer camps. Nature projects in the Netherlands are no longer among the objectives of the Turing Foundation.

Ecomare
Ecomare


Stichting MediaGeheugen Release of old episodes 'Hamelen', 2013
A number of VHS recordings of the deleted television series 'Kunt u mij de weg naar Hamelen vertellen, mijnheer?' (Do you know the way to Hamelin, Sir?) will be transferred to DVD and then rereleased by Digimode in 2013. It concerns episodes 25-39 from 1975. Producer Han Peekel will be making a program on the history of the most popular television series of the Netherlands in the seventies.

The Turing Foundation will support the production of the program by Stichting MediaGeheugen (media memory foundation) with a 6,000-euro donation.

'Kunt u mij de weg naar Hamelen vertellen, mijnheer?' 1972-1976
"Kunt u mij de weg naar Hamelen vertellen, mijnheer?" 1972-1976


Free The Bears Veterinary theater equipment for Laos Bear Sanctuary, 2012-2013
Free the Bears saves bears in Laos from smugglers who want to make lots of money on their gall.

The Turing Foundation will donate € 10,000 to the Free the Bears Foundation for the purchase of some high-priority items for the veterinary operating theatre in Laos: ultrasound equipment, dart guns, and surgical tools. see also:
      First Brain Surgery Performed on Bear
      First-Ever Cranial Procedure Performed On Asiatic Black Bear
      Free The Bears: other projects
Cham-Pa, saved from smugglers, Laos
Cham-Pa, saved from smugglers, Laos


Een Heel Lief Konijn Film adaptation 'Een heel lief konijn', 2011
Imme Dros' absurdist story of 'Een heel lief konijn'(A Very Sweet Rabbit) is moving in a cheerful way. A woman discovers she's growing bunny ears and starts doubting herself, her relationship and her surroundings.

Everyone wants to be seen, loved and needed. It's this theme, which Dros used in a children's book, that director Camiel Schouwenaar will be using for a film for grownups. see also:
      'Een Heel Lief Konijn' op facebook
      Verfilming 'Een heel lief konijn' via CineCrowd
Een Heel Lief Konijn, the movie
Een Heel Lief Konijn, the movie


Een School in Togo Major repairs and improvements at Institut Zamenhof, Lomé, Togo, 2011
In 2004, the School in Togo Foundation built a private high standard school for primary and secondary education in Lomé, Togo. In 2008, with the help of the Turing Foundation, a four-classroom wing was added to the school. By now, the school is teaching 475 children, who score extremely well on exams. Seven years after the school's opening, the building needs improvement and major repairs are urgent. The School in Togo Foundation will be responsible for the build-up of a reserve for major repairs.

As an exception, the Turing Foundation will contribute € 10,000 for major repairs in 2010. Current policy demands that building projects include a plan for future maintenance. see also:
      Een School in Togo: other projects
      Other projects in focus country Togo
Institut Zamenhof, Lomé, Togo
Institut Zamenhof, Lomé, Togo


Stichting Pon Hilversum School in Tha Thon, Northern Thailand, 2009
The Pon Foundation teaches children of local tribes in the region of Tha Thon in Northern Thailand the official Thai language, so that these children can consequently move on to regular education.

The Turing Foundation pays a once-only contribution of € 6,000 for the support of this special initiative. Today, Thailand falls outside our geographical focus.

Pon-school Under Construction in Northern Thailand
Pon-school Under Construction in Northern Thailand


Vrienden Camillian Social Center Tuition Fees for HIV-Infected Orphans, Rayong, Thailand, 2008
The Turing Foundation paid a once-only donation of € 5,000 for the support of the Friends of Camillian Social Center which provides tuition fees for HIV or AIDS-infected Orphans in Rayong, Thailand.

Today, the Turing Foundation rather aims at general education than at education for special target groups. Moreover, the Turing Foundation now concentrates on certain focus countries, not including Thailand.

VCSC visiting the Camillian Social Center in Rayong, Thailand
VCSC visiting the Camillian Social Center in Rayong, Thailand


KIDS Meningitis Township Project, South-Africa, 2008-2009
Meningitis as a result of tuberculosis is a serious threat for young children in South Africa. There is an increased risk of developing TB especially for children living in townships. The VU Children's Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Centre together with the Desmond Tutu TB Centre in Cape Town provide education, aftercare and home treatment in order to timely treat children who suffer from meningitis.

The Turing Foundation paid a once-only donation of € 20,000 to the Tuberculosis Meningitis Township Project. However, the Turing Foundation today restricts itself in the field of diseases to Leprosy control.

Meningitis Township Project, South Africa
Meningitis Township Project, South Africa


United World Colleges College Education for talented Antillean students, 2006-2008
“Through international education, experience and community service, United World Colleges enables young people to become responsible citizens, politically and environmentally aware, and committed to the ideals of peace and justice, understanding and cooperation, and the implementation of these ideals through action and personal example.”

The Turing Foundation sponsors the 2006-2008 education of two talented Antillean students at the Atlantic College in Wales (€ 74,000). The Board has since decided it will honour no more applications to support individuals.

Steun stamhoofd, Cotonou, Benin 2007-2009 Support for Village Elder, Cotonou, Benin 2007-2009
A grant was made to support the village chief of a village near Cotonou in Benin. The village chief bears great responsibility for the village community.

Although this allowance of € 1,000 a year will continue for a few years, the Board has since decided it will honour no more applications to support individuals. see also: Other projects in focus country Benin
Stichting 4 Mei Concert May 4 Concert, Amsterdam, 2007
With a once-only donation of € 5,000, the Turing Foundation supported the educative programme related to the commemoration concert on 4 May 2007 in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Commemorating of World War II (and not the music itself) was the goal of this project - which is the reason why this grant does not fall within the scope of our regular policy on music.

Hans Kox 'Memories and Reflections' by Hans Kox, 2007
In 2007, the Turing Foundation granted a sum of € 8,000 for the CD recording of music by composer Hans Kox that was never released before.

Currently, the foundation's policy is aimed exclusively at live performances of music.

Pro Seniore verpleegtehuis Art for the Pro Seniore verpleegtehuis, 2007
In 2007, the Turing Foundation granted a sum of € 1,500 for the acquisition of several works of art by a nursing home.

The foundation later decided to support the enjoyment of paintings exclusively through museums.

Jazz Impuls Jazz Impuls double concerts, 2007/2008
The Turing Foundation contributed € 20,000 to the 130 Jazz Impuls double concerts in 2007 and 2008, aiming to reach a larger jazz audience in all four corners of the country and hoping to arouse their interest in this type of music as a consequence of these concerts. The Jazz Impuls Foundation schedules jazz concerts all over the Netherlands, bringing jazz to the attention of an audience that does not normally visit jazz stages.

The grant dates back to the time when Jazz fell explicitly within the scope of the Turing Foundation's music policy. By now, we focus exclusively on (contemporary) classical music.

War Trauma Foundation War Trauma Aid via de War Trauma Foundation, 2007
Although the objectives of the War Trauma Foundation hardly overlap those of the Turing Foundation, the latter decided in its initial phase to make a once-only contribution of € 25,000.

The War Trauma Foundation has used the donation to provide assistance to victims of violence in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. see also: Other projects in focus country D.R. Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo - Gezamenlijke Verwerking
Democratic Republic of Congo - Gezamenlijke Verwerking


Individuele studiebeurzen 2007-2012 Individual scholarships 2007-2012
In the past few years the Board of The Turing Foundation agreed to individual scholarships for several years to students in Nigeria, Togo, Gambia, Haiti and Benin.

Up to and including 2012, a total of € 46.359,- was spent on these students, and although their scholarships will be financed until 2012, the Turing Foundation Board decided in 2009 it will honour no more applications to support individuals. see also:
      Other projects in focus country Togo
      Other projects in focus country Benin
Seven Bridges Festival Seven Bridges Jazz Festival, Amsterdam, 2007
The Turing Foundation contributed € 7,000 to the Seven Bridges Jazz Festival. It is a Summer festival in Amsterdam, meant as an incentive to further professionalize fund-raising activities.

Like the grant for the Jazz Impuls concerts, this contribution dates back to the time when jazz expressly fell within the policy on music.

Seven Bridges Jazz Festival 2007
Seven Bridges Jazz Festival 2007