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For those of you who are not familiar with the meaning of ANBI, it is a recognition by the Dutch Tax Authorities that Stichting Simba Nature Protection and Education Foundation is indeed working on a good cause and that the money which is donated to us is well spend.
In order to get this recognition, there are a number of demands which must be met, such as publication of for example project plans and financial data on the website, with the purpose of allowing everyone to see what is done with their donations.
Next to that there has to be a board of at least three persons, in which each of them has an own task. Let us take this opportunity to introduce our board to you:
President : Mrs. Marjan van der Schaaf (M.A., L.L.M.)
She is charged with the overall management of Stichting Simba Nature Protection and Education Foundation.
Treasurer : Mr. Ali Reza Osanloukhar
He is charged with the financial management of Stichting Simba Nature Protection and Education Foundation.
Registrar : Ms. Fahimeh Ghajargir
She is charged with the administrative management of Stichting Simba Nature Protection and Education Foundation.
When a foundation meets all the requirements the Dutch Tax Authorities reward it with the ANBI status, which has many advantages for the foundation.
For example, when a company or a person donates to the Stichting Simba Nature Protection and Education Foundation now, they will have certain tax advantages, which makes it of course more interesting to donate to our foundation.
You can find more information about this subject on the website of the Dutch Tax Authorities www.belastingdienst.nl.