Our story starts with Max
Max Foundation is named after Max Le Poole who passed away at 8 months old due to a rare viral infection. Max’ parents Steven and Joke Le Poole wanted to bring something positive out of this great loss and prevent other parents from suffering the same sorrow. They also wanted to reach the most impact with the limited resources they had. Principles of effective altruism and Maximum Value for Money guided their search.
Mission & vision
A healthy start for every child in the most effective and long-lasting way
A world where easily preventable diseases are no longer a cause for child mortality
Our five-year strategy (through 2023) has three main aims:
• Create more urgency around just how big of a problem undernutrition is in the world
• Support innovative entrepreneurial models; not business-as-usual
• Get proof of our results and then shout about them – for us and others to be more effective.
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Theory of change
Our Theory of Change describes how and why we want to reach our development objective: providing a healthy start in life for children under five in the most effective and sustainable way
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