Since its foundation, VU has stood for value-driven education and research. We have everything in house to contribute, together with our scientists and students, to a better world for people and planet. But if you want to make a difference as a university, the support of private individuals is indispensable nowadays. This is why VU and VUvereniging have jointly established the VUfonds, thereby returning to the philanthropic foundation of the university.
In March 2022, a nationwide fundraising campaign took place by Dutch universities. It brought the importance of scientific research to the attention of a wide audience. For VU, the campaign marked the introduction of the VUfonds, which was represented with the study on child obesity and the study on fall prevention among the elderly. It is still possible to donate to this fund.