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.

Board members

Titus Kramer


Mariska Nunes

Vice Chairperson

Alex Weber


Caroline Härtel


Masha Menting

Board member

Jules van de Ven

Board Member

Floor van der Zee

Board Member

Most recent projects

Corendon Foundation supports top talent at the Royal Conservatoire

Corendon Foundation supports top talent at the Royal Conservatoire

The Royal Conservatoire is delighted to welcome the Corendon Foundation as a new partner. The Corendon Foundation supports talented young people who have been affected by natural disasters or war. With the support of the Corendon … – more

Empowerment Project: Revitalizing the Rif Neighborhood for Growth and Opportunity

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

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

Flourishing generations

Flourishing generations

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

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

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

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

Corporate Social Responsibility

In addition to our independent foundation, we have a company-wide CSR policy that enhances the sustainability of our business activities at our tour operator, own airline, and Corendon Hotels & Resorts both domestically and abroad. Would you like to learn more about CSR at Corendon Hotels & Resorts?