Policy

General information

The Junglebirds Foundation (Stichting Junglebirds) with registration number RSIN: 856438303 is a foundation created under Dutch law. Junglebirds was established by notarial deed on June 8th 2016 in order to a) directly and indirectly help people in humanitarian crises, by the (co) creation of future projects and b) stimulate the transition to a fair and sustainable future.

Statutory name: Stichting Junglebirds (Junglebirds Foundation)
Chamber of Commerce registration nr:          66198755
RSIN/Tax number:                                          856438303
Banking details:                                              NL83TRIO0391196634
Swift code:                                                      TRIONL2U

Contact details

Stichting Junglebirds
Javakade 548
1019 SE Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)612477877
Email: info@junglebirds.org

BOARD

Stichting Junglebirds’ executive board – which in 2018 was made up of Aranka van der Pol (Founder and director) – operates under the aegis of, and is advised by a Supervisory Board whose members receive no award but can be allocated a refund of out-of-pocket expenses, provided these expenses are reasonable and non-excessive.

The Supervisory Board is made up of:

  • B. Zafiris, chairman
  • M. Lamers, treasurer
  • F. Harmsen, secretary

The Supervisory Board is responsible for overseeing the general affairs of the Foundation and the supervision of the Executive Board’s Management and policies.

The director will compose a report describing all carried out projects and related information each year. This report will be approved by the Supervisory Board and published on the website of the foundation every year.

Objectives

Junglebirds aims to stimulate the transition to a fair and sustainable future by building bridges and developing campaigns and projects. We offer our network, knowledge, experience, and financial support to large and small NGOs in order to provide structural change.

Junglebirds seeks to realize these objectives by:

  • Creating and supporting initiatives that enable people and nature to thrive
  • Sharing knowledge and engaging people from different backgrounds in our projects.
  • Respecting and contributing to local economies and environments.

Junglebirds is a foundation, leading a commercial business (Lots of Lesvos) and pays corporation tax according to the Dutch law. It does not strive to make a profit for itself with its activities. All profits are allocated to the cause of the foundation.

Fundraising

The resources of The Junglebirds Foundation consist of gifts and donations, subsidies, merchandise, bequests and legacies. We aim to spend a minimal amount of money on publicity, marketing, and/or old-fashioned fundraising. Instead, we focus on new ways of generating funding by offering products and services. We add value by making connections, sharing knowledge, and generating new partnerships.

The expenses of the foundation, including the expenses that will be made for fundraising, will be in reasonable proportion to the grants made in accordance with the purpose of the foundation.

Activities

The activities of Junglebirds are aimed at increasing the well-being of the planet and the creatures living on it. Junglebirds focuses on initiating and supporting (creative) projects that make a sustainable change. In this regard, Junglebirds exports products from Lesvos to Europe in order to support the local Greek economy and will send its profits to long-term projects aimed at supporting refugees.

Administrative and financial affairs

The director administrates all income and expenditures. The Supervisory Board should approve any payments for the respective year.

Financial statements are drawn up annually and are subject to the approval and the annual general meeting of the Supervisory Board. These financial statements are published on the website of the Foundation within six months after the end of the relevant financial year.

Our secretary will draw up the minutes of every Board meeting.

Fiscal affairs

The Foundation will file a request with the Dutch Tax Authorities to become qualified as a Public Benefit Organization (“Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling”).

Reports

Hereby an overview of our policy for the coming years and our yearly balance. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask them via info@junglebirds.org.