The Ginkyo Foundation has been awarded the status of Public Benefit Institution (ANBI) by the Tax Authorities. Ginkyo is granted as an ANBI, therefore donations to Ginkyo can be deducted in whole or in part from the taxable income. With a periodic donation of at least five years, you benefit from the maximum tax benefit. If you want to make use of this arrangement, download the donation agreement. Send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Ginkyo, Schiekade 189 – unit 207, 3013 BR Rotterdam. Afterwards you will receive a signed copy for your own records.
For more information about the tax benefits, visit the website of the Tax Authorities.
Statutory name: Ginkyo Foundation
Brand name: Ginkyo
Chamber of Commerce registration number: 75431262
RSIN/Tax number: 860280639
Banking details: NL 40 TRIO 0788 9144 80
Swift code: TRIONL2U
Schiekade 189 – 207
3013 BR Rotterdam
Ginkyo aims at restoring and improving local ecosystems, in order to reverse global desertification and ecosystem degradation. The foundation works towards her goal with the development of programs (communication, education and emancipation) and with facilitating (scientific) knowledge, practical and financial means. The foundation seeks to achieve this goal by bringing together parties who agree with this objective. The foundation encourages businesses, individuals, private organizations and governments to support the work of the Foundation politically, financially, organisational or otherwise.
Ginkyo has a multi annual plan in place. In the following years we will write an annual policyplan.
Life on earth is one whole, a complex whole and we humans are an important part of this. Only we no longer live in balance with nature and ecosystems are being overexploited. This dramatically changes the living conditions on earth. Humans are responsible for the disappearance of nature, the extinction of animal species, the disruption of the global ecosystem and the threat to large population groups in their survival.
Our organization stands for a holistic view of the current problems we are confronted with. The ecological and climate crisis, the economic crises, the migration issue, everything is interrelated. A concrete consequence of our life on earth is the growing area of degraded land. This is exhausted land where little can grow or flourish and people can no longer live on.
Ginkyo wants to make a positive contribution. We restore degraded land and inspire and facilitate others to live within the limits of the earth and to build a sustainable existence. We view all our actions through ecological glasses: what is the impact and what are the consequences for the whole: people, nature, animals, the environment and the climate.
We imagine an earth that is in balance. An earth in which there is room for compassion and a respectful relationship with what the earth provides for. Where all beings are alike. And where we as human beings live in harmony with nature.
The earth provides us with everything we need to live. But the way we use the raw materials, the soil, the land means that the earth has become exhausted in many places. The original vegetation has been removed in these places, in order to be able to use the soil underneath. Consider the large-scale felling of trees to enable agriculture. Or bare-eaten hills where cattle are kept. The earth is slowly changing into a desert and the temperature is rising to higher and higher levels.
Although this is a major problem – 2 billion hectares of land has been exhausted and degraded – there is a hopeful solution. Landscapes can be restored.
Ginkyo takes on this challenge. Our mission is to restore landscapes on a large scale and thereby improve the living conditions of the communities living on this land, restore biodiversity and ecosystems and slowing down global warming.
In cooperation with various parties, projects are set up at local level to restore degraded ecosystems in a sustainable way. Regenerative agriculture, restoring soil quality and the water cycle are important here.
The projects are based on three pillars, our three E’s: ecology, economy and equity.
Our fundraising strategy focuses on companies (amongst others company foundations, CSR, sponsoring), consumer donations and grant applications (foundations and international (climate) funds).
Donations with a certain purpose are reserved in our Appropriation Fund and are only used for agreed purposes. All available capital is at free disposal of Ginkyo Foundation on her bank accounts.
The budget with planned expenditures for a certain year is approved by the Supervisory Board. The Managing Director gives account for the actual expenditures to the Supervisory Board at least quarterly.
Executive and supervisory board
Ginkyo’s Executive Board consists of Kristel Bottinga (Founder and Director), who operates under the aegis of, and is advised by a Supervisory Board whose members receive no award but can be allocated an expense allowance.
The Supervisory Board is appointed for four years and consists of:
Robin Smit – chair of the board
Andrea Bakker – treasurer
Marianne Benard – secretary
The Board is responsible for overseeing the general affairs of the Foundation and the supervision of the Executive Board’s Management and policies.
The Board is in charge of the – periodically evaluated – remunerative policy of the Executive Board due allowances being made in this respect for the Wijffels Committee’s “Governance Code for Charities”.
Remuneration policy staff
At this moment the foundation does not have paid policy staff. We are working towards a situation where the board (and eventually staff) can be paid a salary. These salaries will be in line with market practice and follow the basic salary guideline 2016 of Goede Doelen Nederland. This guideline is an average of the highest and lowest in the charitable sector. The charitable sector is understood to be: nature and environment, welfare and culture, health and international cooperation.
We will update this section with the most current numbers when this is relevant.
Annual report and actual activities
On our website the latest news relating our activities will become available. We will write an annual report 2019 with information about performed activities and financial statements in the year 2020. We are obliged to publish this before June 2020.