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How to apply for a grant for your innovative project or program through the ASML Foundation.
Criteria for funding
At the ASML Foundation, we believe that education is the key to unlocking the potential of young people. That's why we support effective education and training projects and programs, in locations where we work, that match this goal. If you have an educational or training project that you’d like the ASML Foundation to support, first check it matches our funding criteria below:
Type of organization: NGO or other organization focused on the areas mentioned above. We prefer to fund Dutch NGOs or not-for-profit organizations with partners in the country where the project takes place, or local NGOs in a country where ASML operates.
Target group: Underrepresented groups in the countries where ASML operates, such as lower socio-economic communities or people who are neurodiverse, with a specific focus on young people.
Location: Europe, Asia or the US. We focus on the countries in which ASML operates. We do not support projects or programs in countries where ASML does not work, except when an employee seeks support for an initiative or organization they are actively involved in.
Program: Educational or training, that will have a visible positive impact on the beneficiaries and the wider community. It should focus on building core educational knowledge, 21st century skills (communication, cooperation and digital) and promoting lifelong learning for young people in need.
It should be inclusive and sustainable, should contribute to an equitable society, and should allow beneficiaries to gain long term knowledge and skills for a brighter future. The program or project should have a positive and long-lasting impact on participants and their community. In addition, we support education initiatives that address urgent societal issues.
We prefer to fund projects or programs that seek to make long-term and systemic changes, focus on knowledge sharing and apply best practices. The project or program should not be created with the intention of profiting from the ‘ASML’ brand, nor should it be designed to match this criteria.
Results: A measurable improvement in participants’ skills and knowledge, and an improvement in opportunities for participants and their communities.
FAQs related to grant applications
Do you support worldwide requests for donations?
How long do you generally support a project?
We prefer to support long-term projects, typically for three to five years. This ensures their continuity and increases the likelihood that they will also benefit the wider community over time, rather than just the project participants.
We provide financial support to educational projects that increase the self-reliance of communities in need, with a special attention to young people. The projects must focus on the development of core educational knowledge, or address an urgent education-related issue in a community where ASML operates. The program should aim to reduce inequality and to increase inclusion.
What types of projects are not supported?
Because the ASML Foundation receives requests to support many programs around the world, we have limited our scope to only include certain types of projects. We do not fund the following types of programs:
- Projects or programs in non-ASML countries
- Construction projects
- Art- and culture-related projects, including music or dance
- Individual scholarships, outside a specific program
- Welfare activities
- Health-related activities
- Emergency relief projects
- Religion-related activities
- Projects that exclude certain groups or individuals, for example based on their religion
- Political causes or organizations
- (Fundraising) events
- Projects without a clear, sustainable continuity plan
- Projects specifically designed to fit ASML Foundation criteria
How many times can we apply for a grant?
Will you grant the full amount requested?
What do you expect from grant recipients?
Our terms and conditions are included in a Donation Agreement, which you must sign before the ASML Foundation makes the donation. Our requirements include that:
- you only use the grant for the project as described in the accepted proposal
- we receive regular evaluation reports from you on the project’s implementation and status (before payment of each installment and at the end of a period), including data to assess the impact of your project. See a sample evaluation