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 and Spain; AlphaBet Club is funded by donations, sponsorships and proceeds from ABC fundraising events.

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

Our charity focus

AlphaBet Club is a registered charity in 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, Haiti and Nepal.  Our work has supported the opening of various schools for children living in slums in India and rural impoverished communities in Laos and Cambodia.

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 150+ ABC Events these last 11+ years, ABC is proud to have launched subsequent chapters in Madrid in September of 2009. ABC is comprised of 30+ volunteers and pleased to have funded 10 School projects in Asia and Haiti 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 for AlphaBet Club Stichting

Troy Swanson (United States), Chairman
Brian van Daal (Netherlands)
Giles Bones (United Kingdom)

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.

Contact details

Email us at

Our postal address
MBS office
Prinsengracht 185 HS
1015 DS Amsterdam