Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award

Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award Foundation

The foundation is classified as a Public Benefit Organization  (ANBI), which means it is required to disclose information on how the ANBI objective is achieved every year. The aim of the foundation is to periodically grant the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award and carry out all further actions which are related to or are conducive to this, in the broadest sense of the word. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization and will not hold more capital than is reasonably necessary to continue the work being done for the foundation’s purpose.

Goal and ambition

The foundation periodically presents the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award. In the spirit of Marc Cornelissen, it is the ambition to make the Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award the driving force behind the development of a community of talented sustainability pioneers nationally and internationally. A community contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, that is supported by a network of individuals and companies with a heart for talent development in sustainability. As a result, this award can grow into a nationally recognized talent award in the field of initiatives that contribute to solutions for sustainability issues in society.


The award is granted by an independent jury.

Reward policy

The board will not receive compensation for the work they perform. This also applies to the work carried out by the jury and the board of trustees.

Foundation board

Maria van der Hoeven, President

Maurice Olivers, Secretary/Treasurer

Inge Bomhof-Arends, Board Member

Mat Quaedvlieg, Board Member

Michel Schuurman, Board Member

Guy Vroemen, Board Member

Board of Trustees 

Drs. Theo Bovens, Former Commissioner of the King, Province of Limburg, the Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director Institute for Advanced Study Princeton (IAS) 

Prof. Dr. Martin Paul, President  of Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Dr. André Kuipers, astronaut, author 


Contact information

Stichting Marc Cornelissen Brightlands Award

Postbus 18, 6160 MD Geleen




Bank account: NL62 INGB 000 786 1045

KVK nr 66850088

Tax ID number: 856724142 

Download link to financial statement and board report 2020 (in Dutch) 

Financial statement 2020

Board report 2020