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.
Egelbescherming Nederland Donation to Egelbescherming Nederland (Hedgehog Protection Netherlands), 2021
Egelbescherming Nederland was founded in 1994 and merged with Stichting Eekhoornopvang (Squirrel Protection Foundation) in 2015. Its shelter is in Huizen and is run by 82 volunteers, including Jenny Kleve, who has been its driving force and coordinator for almost 27 years. The organisation looked after more than a thousand animals in 2019.

The Turing Foundation is supporting this foundation with a contribution of €5,000 in 2021.

Hedgehog Protection Netherlands
Hedgehog Protection Netherlands

Lerarenverenigingen Levende Talen Nederlands en Engels 'Telescope' translation competition, Netherlands Association of Teachers of Living Languages, 2020
The American poet Louise Glück (New York, 1943) was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature on 10 December 2020. She is one of the leading poets in the United States, but only a few of her poems have been translated into Dutch. The Netherlands Association of Teachers of Living Languages has organised a translation competition for secondary school pupils. There is a €200 prize and various other prizes for the best translation of the poem 'Telescope' (from her 2006 collection, Averno). The best translations will be published, including on

The Turing Foundation contributed €500 towards this translation competition, which was from 1 November to 1 December 2020.

See also: Meer dan 1500 leerlingen vertalen poëzie van Nobelprijswinnaar Louise Glück (Neerlandistiek)

Peace Parks Foundation Wildlife Ranger Challenge, Malawi, 2020
The Tusk Foundation organised the Wildlife Ranger Challenge on 3 October 2020 to raise additional funds for ranger teams which have continued their important conservation work despite the loss of tourism revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 70 teams participated across the globe; fully kitted out, they competed virtually with each other, running 21 kilometres on the same day. To encourage the Nyika Park ranger team in Malawi, which the Turing Foundation is currently supporting, the Turing Foundation matched the donations they raised.

The Turing Foundation is donating 800 in 2020 via the Tusk Foundation to the Nyika Park ranger team in Malawi.

See also: Peace Parks Foundation: other projects

Stichting BIO Kinderrevalidatie Grant to Stichting Bio Child Rehabilitation, Arnhem, 2019
Stichting Bio was established in 1927 by the Dutch cinema industry. The foundation enables children with multiple disabilities to go on an affordable holiday with their families in specially adapted holiday bungalows with the necessary facilities.

The Turing Foundation is contributing € 54,000 towards this initiative.

Stichting Bio, 2019
Stichting Bio, 2019

Wildlife Justice Commission Disrupting illegal ape trade, Indonesia, 2019
The Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC)'s mission is to disrupt and help dismantle transnational organised criminal networks trading in wildlife, timber and fish. The WJC conducts intelligence-led undercover investigation and shares its findings with law enforcement authorities to facilitate the arrests of trafficker and seizures of the illegal wildlife products. In October 2017, the WJC began Operation Caesar, investigating the trafficking of primates from Malaysia to the Middle East. Since then the WJC facilitated the arrest of a high-level trafficker and the seizure of infant orangutans. The high-speed of trade highlights the accessibility of the network and the constant demand for orangutans. This also means that the WJC has to react with extreme swiftness to obtain results and to preserve the lives of orangutans, making Operation Caesar one of the most challenging investigations for the WJC.

The Turing Foundation is making a one-off contribution of € 10,000 towards this project in 2019.

Disrupting illegal ape trade, Indonesia
Disrupting illegal ape trade, Indonesia

RAVONDCNASTENAPA Save the Antillean Iguana, 2018
The Stichting Ravon foundation, together with STENAPA (St.Eustatius National Parks) , the CNSI (Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute), DCNA (Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance) and Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo, is organising the project 'Save the Antillean Iguana'.

The Turing Foundation is supporting this project with a contribution of €1.000.

Antillean Iguana
Antillean Iguana

Dwarz met een Zetje Release of all music from 'Hamelen', 2018
All the music from the television series Do you know the way to Hamelin, Sir?, the tapes of which had been partially erased, was released on six CDs in 2018 entitled "Er is een lied dat komt en dat gaat" (There is a Song that comes and goes).

The Turing Foundation supported the Stichting Dwarz met een zetje foundation's production of the CD box with €1,500. Nowadays the foundation's policy is limited exclusively to live music performances.

Vogelbescherming Nederland Bijdrage Birdlife Nederland, 2017
In 2017 organiseerde de Vogelbescherming Nederland de campagne 'De Grote Karekiet’.

De Turing Foundation droeg € 1,925 bij aan deze campagne.

The Great Karekite
The Great Karekite

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.


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 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 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.

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
      Other projects in Tanzania

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 Togo
      Other projects in Benin