Oma’s Soep’s foundation facilitates the events for the elderly and guides the student boards of the various ‘Oma’s Soep cities’. Each ‘Oma’s Soep city’ is run by an annual student board. The student boards are locally responsible for organizing the events for the elderly.

Oma’s Soep is a social enterprise which exists of two connected parts, a private company and a foundation. On this page you may find further explanation. Oma’s Soep is a transparent organization. The available information shows that donating or buying Oma’s Soep contributes to making lonely elderly people happy.


      1. Statutes Oma’s Soep private company
      2. Statutes Oma’s Soup Foundation
      3. Annual accounts (available soon)
      4. Impact overview
      5. Stakeholder policy (available soon)
      6. Governance structure
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Oma’s Soep foundation

The goal of the foundation is to increase social involvement of elderly people and to promote social cohesion in neighborhoods. The legal form social enterprise does not (yet) exist in the Netherlands. Therefore Oma’s Soep exists of two connected parts, a private company and a foundation.

The foundation finances the cooking days. This means the cooking days are free to join for the elderly and the volunteers. To realize this, the foundation is currently supported by several funds. However, we aim to be self-supporting within a couple of years. The foundation will then be fully supported by our private company’s profit.


– Max Kranendijk – FTE (executive director)

– Martijn Canters – FTE (executive director)

– Robert Croese (board)

Oma’s Soep private company

The private company makes, transports and sells soup to retailers, companies, hotels, restaurants, caterers and events. When the private company becomes profitable, at least 50% of the profit will be invested in the foundation. The foundation organizes activities for lonely elderly people.


– Max Kranendijk – FTE (executive director)

– Martijn Canters – FTE (executive director)

Remuneration policy

The two directors of both the foundation and the private company (Max Kranendijk en Martijn Canters) don’t receive remuneration for their management tasks. However, they are appointed as employees of the private company for which they receive salary. Furthermore, expenses made by volunteers are compensated.