The AlphaBet Club is an international not-for-profit organization helping children in need to break the cycle of poverty through education. The charity funds local schools and educational programs that would otherwise be out of reach for many children. ANBI certified, operating in the Netherlands, Spain, India and the United States; AlphaBet Club is funded by donations, sponsorships and proceeds from ABC fundraising events.

AlphaBet Club fundraising events began in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2006, Madrid, Spain in 2009 and Phoenix, United States in 2014 and take place every month or two, averaging 300+ attendees per event.

Our charity focus

AlphaBet Club is a registered charity in United States and Netherlands that raises funds to improve children’s lives through education.  The AlphaBet Club focuses on building and sustaining the operation of educational infrastructure for children in need. Creating sustainable opportunities for children in poverty for a better life through education, it all begins with ABC.

We have actively worked together with the local non-profit organizations to help them ensure operational excellence and sustainability of the projects we fund. Currently The AlphaBet Club is focusing its efforts on projects in India and Nepal.  Our work has supported the opening of the Edelweiss School (for pre-school children) from the GD Mara slum, the opening of a 2nd pre-school (Freesia) near the Chinnappa Garden slum and the opening of our 3rd pre-school (Gardenia) near the DJ Halli slum.

How did it start?

The AlphaBet Club began in January 2006 as a way for the Founder, Troy Swanson, to meet internationally minded professionals in Amsterdam.  From the initial 30 Expats that attended the first event, throughout the 125 ABC Events these last 9 years, ABC is proud to have launched subsequent chapters in Madrid in September of 2009, and Phoenix, Arizona in November 2014.  ABC is comprised of 40+ volunteers and pleased to have funded 4 School projects in Asia to date.

If you are interested in volunteering with AlphaBet Club please see the Volunteer Tab on this site and send us your information. Or email us if you have any other enquiries.

AlphaBet Club Stichting

KvK number 34348300
Netherlands registry of corporations
RSIN/Fiscaal nummer: 820992628

Board The AlphaBet Club Stichting

Troy Swanson (United States), Chairman
Brian van Daal (Netherlands)
Marco de Panfilis (Italy)

The AlphaBet Club is an organization run by volunteers. The board members (or anyone else of the other volunteers) are not receiving any salary for the work they perform for the organization.

AlphaBet Club Annual Report 2015 Final PDF

Contact details

Email us at

Our postal address
MBS office
Prinsengracht 185 HS
1015 DS Amsterdam