The ‘Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben’ office on Sint Maarten, which caters to the islands of Sint Maarten, Saba and Statia with providing funding opportunities for social endeavours, has relocated from its original office space on Back Street, to Van Goghstraat 4, Unit 1 (KPMG Building), in Madame Estate. The office relocation was necessary to provide a more accessible office space for interested NGOs to inquire into funding opportunities and meetings related thereto.
The ‘Samenwerkende Fondsen’, also known as the Cooperating Foundation for the Dutch Caribbean or SFC, came into existence as a collaborative funding effort for the Dutch Caribbean. It is supported through 5 Dutch funding agencies, namely: Oranje Fonds, Kansfonds, Innovatiefonds, Fonds Sluyterman van Loo and Kinderpostzegels. All with a focus on social endeavours executed by socially oriented organizations on all Dutch Caribbean islands.