Duvel Moortgat empowers communities through diverse projects, from improving health to preserving art, heritage, and nature, fostering a positive impact on people and the environment.
Vocatio supports passionate, talented young people with a life project or a true vocation. Every year, the foundation awards nearly 20 grants of 10,000 euros to young people aged between 18 and 30 who have a talent and/or a social ambition.
Vocatio aids them within different disciplines: performing arts, plastic arts, science and engineering, medical science and humanities. The grant represents a decisive ‘push’ for these young people, but also serves as a form of recognition and a stepping-stone.
Vlerick business school
Each year, we donate a full scholarship for one student and we welcome two students from Vlerick Business School to conduct a project within our organization. This contributes to their education and gives them the chance to gain insights and experience.
Children are our future. That’s why, for every visit to our brewery, we donate 1 euro to Habbekrats, a Belgian youth organization that supports children with smaller and bigger challenges from the age of 8. Additionally, we donate money to support their operations every year.
Kamiano is a Belgian chain of social restaurants, offering people in need free meals and all kinds of services for acute relief and support, administrative help, first-line medical care, a laundry service, etc.
Convinced that every individual is more than the sum of their problems – illnesses, handicaps, unemployment, addiction, etc. – they help people in need reclaim their place in society. We share the same values of integrity and respect, so we have supported Kamiano since 2012.
TAJO introduces young people aged 10 to 14 to a wide variety of professions and the skills and talents that go with them. Experienced guest teachers deliver these workshops in an enthusiastic, experiential way. This allows young people to experience for themselves which occupations appeal to them and they are encouraged to engage in training that will take them further, at school and in life. TAJO is there for everyone, but the priority is those who need it most.
Ommegang’s golf court, US
Our beautiful, sprawling backyard is the perfect place to peacefully sip a beer, sing along loudly during a concert, and now compete fiercely against your friends in a game of disc golf! Brewery Ommegang features a public 9-hole disc golf course that winds through the brewery campus and, best of all - it’s free! Open dawn to dusk every day, this par-3 course features two tee boxes at each hole to accommodate varying levels of experience.
What would happen if you gave an artist a Duvel glass instead of a regular canvas? That is exactly what we at Duvel Moortgat were wondering when we launched the Duvel Collection 17 years ago. Since then, Duvel Moortgat has provided numerous artists with the opportunity to unleash their creativity on a limited-edition Duvel glass.
In 2022 the multi-talented Felix De Laet, also known as Lost Frequencies, gave our iconic Duvel glass a unique design.
Making art accessible
Our CEO Michel Moortgat restores remarkable examples of heritage properties and makes them accessible to the general public. Even as a youth, Michel Moortgat, CEO of the Duvel Moortgat Group, felt drawn towards Belgium's architectural heritage. Now, as a president of the heritage fund of the King Baudouin Foundation, he gives his all to conserve and protect it. In his leading role at Duvel Moortgat, he restores remarkable examples of heritage properties and makes them accessible for the general public.
Trinkhall museum in Liège
We support the Trinkhall Museum in Liège, which has an international collection of works made by artists with mental disabilities, so-called ‘art brut’ or ‘outsider art.’ It organizes temporary exhibitions to show the works of art to the mainstream world and has a documentation center to raise awareness about art by artists with mental disabilities and other ‘non- standard’ forms of expression.
Reversing deforestation in Zambia
We’ve been working with WeForest to fund the Copperbelt project in Zambia, with funding of €75,000 per year since 2018. WeForest is a social enterprise dedicated to reforestation and sustainable land use involving local communities. Through the Copperbelt project in Zambia, WeForest aims to restore damaged trees and improve water, soil, and air quality. They also provide training to local farmers so they can sustainably maintain the forests and generate a long-term income.
Restoration of 625 hectares of degraded forest, growing an estimated 750,000 trees
Improving food security, nutrition and household earnings by supporting forest-friendly incomes
Installing nearly 5,800 beehives, fostering sustainability and positive change.
Provided training to over 1,800 farmers, empowering sustainable practices and growth
Reforestation in Belgium
We also partner up with the Flemish non-profit organization BOS+ to support local reforestation programs in Belgium. In November 2022, a group of Duvel Moortgat volunteers planted a Duvel forest in the shape of our famous D in collaboration with BOS+. In a little over three years, our partnership has already resulted in the planting of 12,126 trees locally.
We're committed to ongoing support for these organizations, driven by our belief in their transformative impact on people, nature, and the arts community.