EVERY CHILD DESERVES A FLOURISHING FUTURE

Fashion Group Solutions’ brands America Today, MS Mode, Coolcat Junior and Sapph contribute to the development of children worldwide through the Cool Foundation. It is a child’s right to have access to basic services such as education, water and safety, and to have equal opportunities as other children do in order to achieve their full potential. We provide support to children in our own country, in countries where Fashion Group Solutions’ brands produce, and in countries we have a special connection with.

THE WELL-BEING OF THE CHILD IS CENTRAL

Mission – The Cool Foundation aims to financially contribute to the development of children in disadvantaged situations around the world to create a more inclusive society. Inclusivity is at the core of our foundation.

The Foundation focuses on projects that contribute to the following topics:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Supporting Children In Disadvantaged Situations
     

Method – On behalf of The Fashion Group Solutions’ brands, the Foundation financially contributes or provides access to funding to disadvantaged children at high risk of poverty, always with the aim of supporting children’s social development worldwide by giving them a chance to leave poverty behind and have access to a brighter future.

The Foundation focusses on children in its home country and in the countries where the fashion labels of Fashion Group Solutions (FGS) – within the Cool Investments Group – produce their clothes. In addition, the foundation supports children in countries that the Group has a special connection with.

Although we do not want to limit ourselves to the structure below, the Foundation determines which goals are supported according to the following division:

  •  About one third of the annual budget is spent in Fashion Group Solutions’ production countries
  • About one third of the annual budget is spent in Dutch initiatives for children and youth.
  • About one third of the annual budget is spent on projects for the youth to promote association and friendship between different religions and cultures.

The Cool Foundation favors and gives priority to long-term projects which enable long-term benefits, and to recurring projects that are promoted for a maximum of two years. This enables a high degree of diversity of the projects. The financed projects vary in focus between health, education, and culture.

THE ORGANIZATION

Cool Foundation is an independent foundation established in 1999. It was funded by the Cool Investments Group – including the real state division – and its labels under Fashion Group Solutions: America Today, MS Mode, Coolcat Junior and Sapph. The Foundation is acknowledged by the Dutch government as an ANBI foundation, meaning that it is entirely committed to public interest. The main focus of the Foundation is on the original target group of the first label of Cool Investments: children.

THE BOARD

Our board is made up of four members: three board members and an external member.

  • Chairman – E.D. Drok
  • Secretary – R.M. Kahn
  • Treasurer – J.M. Kessels
  • Controller – S. De Ruiter

Grants

Guarantee Continuity and Increase Impact

Are you interested in applying for a grant for a project that aligns with our mission? Then please follow the steps below:

  • Download the application form and complete it
  • If available, enclose the most recent annual statement with the application
  • Send the application by e-mail to info@coolfoundation.org
     Note: incomplete application forms will not be processed.