Discover hidden nature

Taxon Foundation runs community projects with the best biodiversity experts for nature education and conservation.

Our aim is to work with community groups, schoolchildren, and citizen scientists and to run field courses and research projects, with a special focus on insects and other tiny creatures.

We started as the non-profit branch of scientific travel agency Taxon Expeditions, which organises real scientific expeditions all over the world for non-scientists.

A selection of our projects

Pitch a community project yourself!

Taxon Foundation welcomes grassroots nature projects that would like to enlist our help. Just drop us a line (via the contact page) to see what kind of tailor-made solutions we can offer.

Support us

Our work depends on grants and donations. You can donate either for specific projects or for the foundation generally.

Please contact us for more information.

Taxon Foundation has Dutch ANBI status, which means that gifts and donations to us are tax-deductible. Please contact us for more information.

Sponsors & Partners

Uyttenboogaart-Eliasen Stichting


Ars Donandi

NatuurvanVroeger NU

Expeditie Leiden

Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Gemeente Leiden

Gemeente Nissewaard

Ilia State University Tbilisi



Zuidhollands Landschap


Van der Hucht de Beukelaar Fonds

Thomas a Kempis College, Arnhem

Georgian National Federation of Speleology and Canyoning

Taxon Expeditions

Gemeente Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam