Friends of XR Foundation

The finances for Extinction Rebellion Netherlands are managed by Stichting Vrienden van XR.

Contact details:

Account holder
Stichting Vrienden van XR
IBAN
NL86 SNSB 0783 1486 74
RSIN No.:
859767176
Chamber of Commerce registration number:
74084852
Postal address:
Postbus 19, NL-6663 ZG Lent, the Netherlands
E-mail address:
vriendenvanxr@tutanota.com

Expenditure – 2020

Download anonymized expenditure from 01/01/2020 to 30/06/2020

Expenditure – 2019

Expenditure - 2019

Objective

Stichting Vrienden van XR (hereafter: “the Foundation”) has the following objective:

  1. Financially and/or materially supporting initiatives that are aimed at increasing awareness of climate change and/or towards promotion of associated measures
  2. Carrying out any other act that may, in the broadest sense possible, be related or conducive to the above objective
  3. Accomplishing the objective as stated under 1. and 2. by:
    1. Acquisition of donations and funding
    2. Offering and/or making available goods and/or materials
    3. The organisation of activities or meetings
    4. Cooperating with various organisations and institutions and carrying out or commissioning any other act that may, in the broadest sense possible, be related to or, in the opinion of the Board, be conducive, useful or desirable to the above

Board members

The Foundation is governed by a Board consisting of three members:

Chair
Mr Anne Maljaars
Secretary
Ms Linda Moerland
Treasurer
Mr Harry Willemse

Remuneration policy

The Board members are not compensated for their work. Any expenses incurred in relation to their work for the Foundation will be reimbursed. The work towards accomplishing the Foundation’s objectives is carried out by volunteers. The Foundation does not employ any staff. Volunteers engaging in meetings or activities that absolutely require their attendance are eligible for a travel allowance. Alternatively, a number of volunteers may be eligible for a volunteer’s allowance that is no more than EUR 170 per month and EUR 1,700 per year, in accordance with Dutch regulations regarding compensation of volunteers.

Activities carried out

Among other things, the Foundation carries out the following activities:

  • Having volunteers organize lectures about the current state of climate change and associated ecological issues
  • Having volunteers organize training sessions about effective ways of campaigning and protesting in order to raise awareness of climate change and associated ecological issues
  • Financially supporting protests and other actions by volunteers that, in non-violent ways, raise awareness of climate change and associated ecological issues
    • Such support is realized by reimbursing expenses incurred by volunteers for materials, publicity, and such-like.
    • Such support is also realized by advancing expenses for materials, publicity, and such-like for volunteers.
    • For larger protests and other actions that require longer preparation, support is realized by compensating volunteers organizing those activities through providing a volunteer’s allowance of no more than EUR 170 per month and EUR 1,700 per year, in accordance with Dutch regulations regarding compensation of volunteers.
  • Making IT infrastructure available to volunteers that, in non-violent ways, are raising awareness of climate change and associated ecological issues
  • Making available two office spaces, one in Utrecht and one in Amsterdam, to volunteers that, in non-violent ways, are raising awareness of climate change and associated ecological issues
  • Acquiring donations and funding for carrying out the above activities as detailed under “Fundraising and management” in the Policy Plan

ANBI status

As of 28 February 2020, the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration has designated Stichting Vrienden van XR a Public Benefit Organisation (“ANBI”).

Policy Plan

Below, you can find the Foundation’s Policy Plan. The current Policy Plan was established by the Board on 29 June 2020. The Policy Plan will be revised annually as necessary. Click here for the full Policy Plan (PDF).

Financial accountability

In the financial year of 2019, the Foundation has obtained a total amount of EUR € 114,585 in funding. An amount of EUR 79,182 concerned private gifts and donations obtained through crowdfunding. Funding from subsidizers and grant providers to the tune of EUR 35,403 was obtained for the purpose of specific large-scale projects to further the Foundation’s objective. In the financial year of 2019, the Foundation spent an amount of EUR 63,279 towards its objective. This expenditure covered activities, lectures and workshops that focused on raising awareness of climate change. An amount of EUR 40,830 was allocated to the special-purpose reserve for activities for the purpose of future projects. On 31 March 2020, the financial statements for the 2019 financial year were adopted by the Board. Here, you can find the financial statements for 2019.