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Our history

The TulSun Foundation is a meeting place of two dreams, from across two sides of Europe. A dream to bring happiness to those who need hope and support, and a dream to make each country a kinder, better place.

This is why our name is derived from two national symbols: the Dutch tulip and the Ukrainian sunflower. Two representations of life, love and family.

The TulSun Foundation started out as the social responsibility department of the leading global freight audit company, ControlPay, in the early 2000s. After establishing the company’s head office in Kyiv, ControlPay’s Dutch founder Karel Kinds set an additional priority for the firm: to have a positive social impact, to assist those in need, especially children. Having lived both in the Netherlands and in Ukraine, the Dutch management of the company knew how large the difference in economic status was… and how desperately some kids needed help.

Starting from 2016, the TulSun Foundation is an independent organization with principal objective of helping children. We have no political, governmental or religious associations. Since our inception, we have provided help to more than 2300 kids in over 25 events/projects. We have partnered with global companies like ACER, Global Logic, Puma, ZAMMLER GROUP, as well as local businesses and volunteers in offering much needed assistance to children all over Ukraine. TulSun focuses on delivering real, tangible help that can be assessed by our supporters.

The TulSun foundation is also officially supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine, you can view the official letter of support

Our team

Founder and Chairman


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