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ABOUT US
Background
The Turing Foundation was founded in july 2006 by Pieter and Françoise Geelen. The name of the foundation honours Alan Turing (1912-1954), the British scientist who is regarded by many as the founder of modern computer science. Turing has always been one of the heroes of Pieter Geelen. When Geelen and a friend who studied computer science together started a company in 1991, they named it the Turing Machine Company. In 2005 this company was renamed TomTom and it was listed on the Dutch stock exchange. From the proceeds of that IPO, Pieter and Françoise Geelen started the Turing Foundation.

Upon the formation, Pieter and Françoise Geelen chose four objectives for the foundation’s grantmaking: education, art, nature conservation and leprosy research. Nature conservation and education projects supported focus on developing countries (primarily in Africa); art projects supported take place in the Netherlands. The budget is roughly €4 million per year. Since it was founded, the Turing Foundation has made donations or allocated donations for 300 (multi-)year projects totalling about €30,000,000. The Turing Foundation was awarded in 2009 and in 2011 with the Transparancy Award for the best annual year report.


Who was Alan Turing

Alan Turing The name of the foundation honours Alan Turing (1912-1954), the British scientist who is regarded by many as the founder of modern computer science. His so-called 'Turing Machine' laid the foundations for the Complexity Theory; his 'Turing Test' is one of the philosophical cornerstones of Artificial Intelligence. Turing also helped decipher the Enigma Code during World War II, which was used by German submarines to key their information.

Turing has always been one of the heroes of our founder, Pieter Geelen. When Geelen and a friend who studied computer science together started a company in 1991, they named it the Turing Machine Company. In 2005 this company was renamed TomTom and it was listed on the Dutch stock exchange. From the proceeds of that IPO the Turing Foundation was founded.
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Annual report
Interested in our activities in previous years? Download our annual reports. If you prefer a paper version, please send an e-mail to info@turingfoundation.org.

Annual Report 2017


Annual Report 2016


Annual Report 2015


Annual Report 2014


Annual Report 2013


Annual Report 2012


Annual Report 2011


Annual Report 2010


Annual Report 2009


Annual Report 2008


Annual Report 2007

Management & Board
MANAGEMENT


Ellen Wilbrink
Director Art and Leprosy, financial management

Ellen studied history at the University of Amsterdam. For three years, she was the Turing Foundation's project manager, responsible for monitoring and evaluation of art- and education projects. She has worked previously as project manager at the VSB Fund, in External Relations at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, and as Director's Assistant the Heritage Foundation Heemschut.


Minke van Rees
Director Nature and Education

Minke studied Social Geography at Groningen University. For 10 years she worked as team and program manager at Stichting DOEN and was responsible especially for projects related to sustainable entrepreneurship.


Florentine van Waesberghe-Six
Projectmanager Art

Florentine studeerde Nederlands Recht aan de Universiteit van Groningen. Hiervoor werkte zij als projectleider bij Fortis Foundation en MVO Nederland en als coördinator Turing Museumpleinbus voor het Stedelijk Museum, Rijksmuseum en Van Gogh Museum.


Lisanne van de Kerkhof
Projectmanager Nature and Education

Lisanne studeerde Sociale Geografie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam en Afrikastudies aan de Universiteit Leiden. Hiervoor liep ze stage bij de Afrikadirectie van het Ministerie van Buitenlandse zaken en ondersteunde ze Action Aid bij de fondsenwerving en communicatie.

BOARD
Pieter Geelen
chairman

Co-founder of TomTom NV.

Jeroen Davidson
treasurer

Managing partner Ernst & Young Tax Advisers Netherlands / België

Volkert Engelsman
boardmember

Founder and CEO of Eosta BV.


REWARD

Board members do not receive any renumeration for their work on behalf of the Turing Foundation. Directors and staff receive renumeration comparable to similar funds and ngo's in The Netherlands.

The Turing Foundation has been awarded ANBI charitable status; Fiscal number 81 61 09 229.


Policy
The full text of our foundation's policies (written in the Dutch language) is available for download here:
 
Job opportunities

Op dit moment heeft de Turing Foundation geen openstaande vacatures.
We hebben heel sporadisch plek voor een stagier(e).

Privacy
Protecting your privacy and the security of your personal data are of great importance to the Turing Foundation. As such, the Turing Foundation handles personal data with the utmost care and secures it in accordance with the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act (Wbp) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Click here for the Privacy Statement of the Turing Foundation

 

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