Making vacations more sustainable
The Corendon Foundation is an independent foundation dedicated to improving the sustainable development of holiday destinations by supporting local projects.
Our four themes
- Protection and restoration of nature and biodiversity
- Local economy and employment
- Emergency assistance
- Innovation in the travel and tourism industry
"We aim to give back something valuable to the community..."
The Corendon Foundation promotes sustainability at holiday destinations by supporting local projects.
The Mission of Corendon Foundation
The Corendon Foundation, established in 2011 by Atilay Uslu, aims to make a positive impact on people, environment, and society through our organization. We support local projects on holiday destinations, collaborating with hotel partners, NGOs, and local governments. Our support includes financial contributions and the dedication of time and expertise from our employees. By investing in sustainable initiatives, we contribute to creating livable destinations for both local residents and our customers.
Projects: Corendon Foundation's Focus
From the Corendon Foundation, we support projects that are linked to the core activities of our organization and contribute to the sustainable development of our destinations.
How it works:
Project proposals can be submitted throughout the year. The projects that meet the criteria will be assessed by the board. Unfortunately, we will no longer be accepting new projects in 2023, because all resources (and more) have already been used for the earthquake victims in Turkey.
We focus on four themes:
Protection and restoration of nature and biodiversity: conserving natural attractions and protecting and promoting flora and fauna.
Local economy and employment: stimulating local excursions, products and services, and offering a local stage to smaller initiatives at our destinations.
Emergency assistance: contributing to emergency assistance and (nature) restoration work after a calamity at a destination.
Innovation in the travel industry: stimulating research, education and technological developments in tourism and aviation.
Director / Treasurer
Steven van der Heijden
Simone van den Berk
Most recent projects
Empowerment Project: Revitalizing the Rif Neighborhood for Growth and Opportunity
The “Empowerment Project” is part of the strategic plan for the years 2018-2022 of the Fundashon Rif. The goal of this project is to give a boost to the Rif neighborhood and achieve important things in the coming years. It … – more
Container Homes / Benefit Evening
Since the earthquake on February 6th, thousands of people in Elbistan have lost everything in an instant. Months after the devastating earthquake, many families in Elbistan are still living outside without shelter. To provide them with … – more
The Flourishing Generations – Youth Solidarity Trees Project is part of an initiative by the Dutch Embassy in Turkey for planting 10,000 trees in Marmaris. Forest areas in Marmaris were affected by fires last year and are now … – more
Corendon and UWC
UWC is an international education movement that has been using education as a means to create a more peaceful and sustainable world since 1962. To achieve this, young people from all over the world are selected to participate in a … – more
Cleaning Mangroves in Curaçao
Mangroves are vital ecosystems that provide numerous benefits, including shoreline protection, biodiversity support, carbon sequestration, and water purification. However, these ecosystems can be threatened by pollution and debris … – more
Breakfast for King’s Games in Curaçao
The King’s Games is an annual sports event held in Curaçao to celebrate King’s Day and promote physical activity among children. As part of the event, a special breakfast is organized for the participants to kickstart the … – more