The Chocolonely Foundation shares a name with Tony’s, yet it is an independent organisation and its board makes its own decisions. The Chocolonely Foundation supports projects and organisations that contribute to decent livelihoods in cocoa growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, facilitate systemic change, and challenge the status quo.
The Chocolonely Foundation supports Tony’s mission by focussing on activities that fall outside the direct cocoa supply chain. It was founded in 2008 when the bright red Tony’s bars started turning a profit. It’s primarily funded by a dedicated 1% of Tony’s annual turnover. The board meets regularly to assess project proposals and decide on its long-term strategy.
Years of existence: 14
Number of projects: 56
The Foundation has zero overhead costs as all board members are volunteers and the Foundation Officer is paid by Tony's Chocolonely.