The Foundation

SH!FT - The Foundation

From our inception as Elos Institute NL to our current existence as SH!FT Foundation, we have worked to generate diverse and dynamic leadership through informal learning journeys. In short we believe that everyone has the capacity to lead. SH!FT works with organisations through cooperative support and oversight. Our member organisations cultivate and support leaders, as individuals, teams, communities and organisations, who transition society towards a more sustainable and resilient future.


Board members 
Patrice van Riemsdijk 
Efrat Avnet Steinberg

Project units  & Project managers
Grensverleggers – Niels de Carvalho Koldewijn 

Don’t Worry Be You 
– Niels de Carvalho Koldewijn 

Postal address:
Send your mail to: postbus 9156, 1180 MD Amstelveen, the Netherlands
Get in touch for a meeting via 

Organizational data:
fiscal number: 8509.23.001
Bank account number: NL79TRIO390531189
KVK-number: 53549384

Check other SH!FT projects & programs

Don’t Worry Be You is a European project of Erasmus+ that seeks to foster youth and community wellbeing, to empower young people to work on their own well-being, in community with other young people.
Grensverleggers is a process MDT program that gives youth social and personal skills to make a positive contribution in a polarizing world. Next round starting March 2024…