The Fronterra Foundation for Cultural and Sustainable Social Development is a non-profit organization, with its statutory seat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Fronterra was founded by a diverse group of idealists and professionals brought together by a shared concern and a common vision: A shared concern about the rise of radicalism and intolerance across Europe and a common vision how a new, community-centric approach could help roll back the tide.
Fronterra does not aspire to be a typical NGO. We do not have an office. We have no staff. We are a Pan-European network of citizens who, alongside their daily professional activities, have committed themselves to creating innovative ways to rebuild trust and foster collaboration in divided places. We believe our lean, agile structure is a prerequisite for keeping a curious and independent outlook. We continuously challenge our own ideas and look for unorthodox solutions to bring about social change.
The Fronterra network harbors a broad range of expertise, such as lean start-up training, conflict dialogue, PR, team-building and community development. For each project we collect the required expertise from within our network and seek collaboration with local reputable partners. We believe we can only achieve breakthrough results by working with astute, open-minded and foolhardy professionals and volunteers. We welcome anyone with the right mindset and skill set to join.
We realize our journey is a difficult one, yet we believe it is the responsibility of us all to defend the principles Europe stands for.
Our network members, the so-called ‘Fronteristas’, undertake activities in areas such as field research, program design, event management, coaching, mediation, recruitment, fundraising and communications.
Sabine den Hartog
Pepijn van Dijk
Our partners provide financial and material help. Some of our partners prefer to remain anonymous and are therefore omitted here
The essential challenge is to transform the isolation and self-interest within our communities into connectedness and caring for the whole
Peter Block, author
We truly think your money is well spent here. And if your grant is substantial, your are welcome to witness how it works.
“Food, at the moment, seems to be the only unifying force in this highly fractured place” Ottolenghi