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NLnet Tax Authority Status

Stichting NLnet is a recognised 'public benefit' foundation according to the Netherlands Tax Authority (Belastingdienst), and there is a vast network of tax treaties with most countries around the world. Donations to NLnet foundation qualify under many circumstances as charitable donations. For USA based donors, NLnet foundation has a valid Equivalency Determination (ED) issued by a qualified U.S. tax practitioner (, valid through 12/31/24.

Your money is of course always welcome and will do good regards of the fiscal dimension, but if you are planning to make a sizeable donation and are counting on specific tax benefits: please do make sure to check if everything works with your particular fiscal situation — preferably by talking to a qualified local tax expert.

To make it easy to review our compliance documentation regarding our status as a Public Benefit Organisation (Dutch: Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling) we have compiled the following overview of information, according to current (as of January 2014) Netherlands tax regulations.

Name of the Institution

Stichting NLnet

Fiscal Number and Business Registers

  • Legal Entities and Partnerships Information Number (Rechtspersonen Samenwerkingsverbanden Informatie Nummer, RSIN): 007989398
  • Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) Amsterdam: 41208365

Mission Statement

The articles of association for the NLnet foundation state as a mission: "het bevorderen van elektronische informatie-uitwisseling en al hetgeen daarmee verband houdt of daartoe bevorderlijk kan zijn" (English translation: "to promote the exchange of electronic information and all that is related or beneficial to that purpose").


NLnet provides an online overview of all people involved with its activities, and their roles and responsibilities. This includes its employees, the board and the supervisory board. NLnet complies with the Wet normering bezoldiging topfunctionarissen publieke en semipublieke sector, the official Netherlands law regulating the allowed income of officials in the public and semi-public sector. More detailed information about remuneration can be found in our annual reports.

Current projects and Economic Report

Information regarding current and historic projects supported by NLnet can be found in our project overview. The Economic Report is contained in the annual reports. The policy plan is also available.

Standard ANBI report publication form

The most recent version of the standard report publication form for public benefit organisations ("Standaardformulier publicatieplicht ANBI Algemeen") is available online:

(note that for compliance reasons this information is in Dutch)

Contact information

You can get in contact with NLnet through the contact form or send us an e-mail. Alternatively, you can contact us through our phone number of go to our visiting address.

Interested in the fiscal and legal aspects of your donation to NLnet? A great place to start is the overview of the legal environment for philanthropy in Europe, produced by Philantropy Europe Association (Philea). Considering a substantion donation in support of our work but don't know where to start — feel free to contact us.