Our future is blue
It is our belief that over time, mankind has over-exploited the Earth. We are now exceeding the planet’s boundaries, having taken more from the Earth than it is able to give back.Read more
Leadership is collective
The COmON Foundation is always involved in very large and complex processes that right from the start bring together government, profit and non-profit institutions and communities.Read more
Private family funds play a leading role in launching global transitional movements and driving political processes, because they dare to take the risks in the early stages that public institutions shy away from.Read more
Our future is blue
COmON Foundation is a strong advocate of the Blue Line Society™ philosophy, where citizens, producers and policy makers understand and act upon it to take less from the earth than our planet is capable to give back. Have a look at this one-minute motion graphic that explains the philosophy.
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At COmON Foundation, we believe that if there is one thing we should have learned over the last decades, it is that mankind has over-exploited the earth. We witness the effects of that each day and we will keep witnessing it until we radically change. We are exceeding the planet’s boundaries and we can no longer extract more raw materials and products than earth is capable of bringing back. It’s as simple as that!
In a Blue Line Society™, we will focus on locally available resources to fulfil the basic needs of both people and planet. We will restore and conserve nature, while at the same time creating economic and inspirational values.
Striving for a Blue Line Society™ is only natural. And that is the obvious reason that all of COmON’s grants go to organisations who embrace this simple but so logical philosophy.
For more information, please visit www.bluelinesociety.com
Leadership is collective
The COmON Foundation is always involved in large scale and complex processes that right from the start bring together government, profit and non-profit institutions and communities. This is not something we can achieve by ourselves, and as such we are constantly on the lookout for partners who share our vision: the world is in a state of transformation and we are here to push it in the right direction, in collaboration with others.
We understand the need for collective leadership and the capacity of a collective, composed of strong individuals. Representing different organisations or institutions, they are equipped with a collaborative willpower. They share a strong conviction of the need to make their joint contribution to the common good, in a world in transition.
For this reason, COmON Foundation applies its Small Grants Program. Individuals representing any institution who are convinced a meeting of minds needs to take place to jointly design a solution to a grand environmental or conservation problem, are eligible. Funding includes transport of delegates, food and lodging, facilitation during the event and possible follow-up write-ups. These two- to four-day meetings allow a maximum of approx. 30 delegates, although preferably less. A COmON representative would typically like to take part in such meetings.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead
Based on Margaret Mead’s famous quote, in 2016 COmON initiated, financed and participated in one of those meetings in Livingstone Zambia with only 15 people around the table from various key organizations. The outcome of the meeting was overwhelming and more importantly it lead to the realization of this world renowned project: No More Barriers!
Private family funds play a leading role in launching global transitional movements and driving political processes, because they dare to take the risks in the early stages that public institutions shy away from. We constantly call upon fellow funds and grant makers to join us with a view to spreading the risks and generating greater combined financial impact for projects that offer huge potential. If we succeed, institutional investors will follow. And even if we fail, at least we have tried.