Become a founder

The Worldheart Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We would like to ask you to help build the ‘Embassy of the Free Mind’. There are different ways of becoming involved, by becoming a volunteer but also by making a donation.

Benefits
Tax-advantage donations
Loans
Companies
Anbi / Geefwet (Donations Act)

 

Benefits

Regular donation

€ 5.000,-

€ 10.000,-

€ 25.000,-

€ 50.000,-

Single donation

€ 25.000,-

€ 50.000,-

€ 125.000,-

€ 250.000,-

 

Invitations milestones development House with the Heads

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Invitation official opening Embassy of the Free Mind

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Attending two exclusive events per year

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Two bespoke tours per year

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Invitations to previews

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Receiving publications

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Annual use Founders’ room

 

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Invitation to the annual Founders dinner

 

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Your name as a Founder in the entrance hall of the House with the Heads

 

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Inclusion in the Founders’ book

 

 

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Bespoke privileges

 

 

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Access to the house with your personal ‘key’

 

 

 

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By chosing to donate regularly you agree to donate the same amount every year for a period of five years.

 

Tax-advantage donations

According to current Dutch taks legislation, a so-called regular donation, whereby you donate the same amount for a period of five years every year, is fully deductible (if the gift can be charged to income from employment and home).

 

Sample calculation

You donate every year for a period of five years:

€ 5.000,-

€ 10.000,-

€ 25.000,-

€ 50.000,-

Your net payment at a rate of 52% is:

€ 2.400,-

€ 4.800,-

€ 12.000,-

€ 24.000,-

Your net payment at a rate of 52% is:

€ 2.960,-

€ 5.920,-

€ 14.800,-

€ 29.600,-

The real net cost of a gift depends on your personal situation. Please consult your tax adviser.

 

Donation

You can make a one-time or a regular donation to the Embassy of the Free Mind. You can also establish a Named Fund or include the Embassy of the Free Mind as a beneficiary in your will.

Single or regular donation

A one-time donation to the  Embassy of the Free Mind can be deducted from your income tax. However, there is a maximum deduction of 10% of your aggregate income (the aggregate income from box 1, 2 and 3).
A regular donation is often more attractive for tax purposes.  According to current Dutch taks legislation, a so-called regular donation, whereby you donate the same amount for a period of five years every year, is fully deductible (if the gift can be charged to income from employment and home).

Bequests and legacies

You can also include the Embassy of the Free Mind in your will as your sole beneficiary or as one of your beneficiaries. In addition you can make a donation in the form of a bequest. If you make a bequest you bequeathe a certain amount, either in cash or in property (such as a house, a piece of land, an equity portfolio or a book). This can be defined in your will.

Bloot vermogen 

If you wish to bequeathe (a part of) your assets to the Embassy of the Free Mind under a will, you can also consider taking this step now, subject to an annual payment (usufruct) from these assets to yourself. This is an attractive option tax-wise because you can claim the value of the assets transferred as a tax-deductible gift with your tax declaration. In addition, your assets are accounted for at a lower value in box 3 and you will receive an annual payment.

Loans

You can also lend a subtantial amount of money to the Embassy of the free Mind.
The simplest option is an interest-free loan. The interest not obtained can be deducted  from your tax return. The duration of the loan can be established  by mutual agreement but must have a term of at least 5 years.
A limited interest rate can be offered for very substatial loans. For such low-interest loans, the Embassy of the Free Mind applies a calculation methodology for the interest rate to be paid, dependent on the extent of the loan.  The interest not obtained by you this way is a gift which you can deduct from your tax return.
In both cases the deductibility, as a one-time loan, is limited by a maximum amount of 10% of your aggregate income (income from boxes 1, 2 and 3).

To be able to deduct the total interest rate, you can opt for the following variant.
You extend a loan against a commercial rate to the Embassy of the Free Mind.
At the same time you enter into an obligation to make a regular donation for the period of at least five years, whereby the height of the annual donation terms is equal to the interest payable by the Embassy of the Free Mind every year.  The annual rate fixations and the annual donation terms (regular donation) are not based on an exchange of funds.

A loan to the Embassy of the Free Mind is in principle ondergebracht in een bancair deposito, but can also be added to the investment portfolio, subject to the agreement of both parties.

 

Companies

If you wish to  make a donation or extend a loan from your company, you will also enjoy a tax benefit. Private companies, public limited companies, societies and foundations can deduct donations to Public Benefit Organisations (ANBIs) in the context of coporation tax. A deductible percentage to a maximum of 50% of the profit to a maximum of € 100,000 applies for the Geefwet (Donations Act).

 

ANBI and Geefwet (Donations Act)

The Worldheart Foundation is responsiblde for the fundraising activities of the Embassy of the Free Mind. The foundation is registered as a public benefit (ANBI) institution, and as such exempted from  gift and inheritance tax.
You can also benefit from the advantages offered by the Geefwet. Smaller donations can in principle be deducted with a multiplier from your income tax.

An amount of up to € 5.000 can be deducted from the income tax at 125 % every year. If you donate more than € 5,000 a year to cultural institutions, this extra amount is still deductible, only without multiplier.

For more information please contact Esther Ritman via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.