Origins of The Meyjes Fund Foundation
The family name Meyjes is derived from the Frisian “Meye” or “Meyes” (son of Meye). Different spellings are in use in different places. According to our family history books, written by qualified genealogists, authentic contemporary documents from about 1780 state that it had been agreed by then that the spelling Meyjes would be generally accepted.
The primary objective of the Meyjes Fund is to provide financial assistance to members and descendants of the Meyjes family.
As a secondary objective, the foundation can provide student advances, grants and loans and can also support institutions or organisations with which a member of the Meyjes family is closely involved – for example, as a director, trustee, initiator or benefactor.