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Tax benefits of giving

Donating from the US

The LUF has set up the ‘University of Leiden Fund’ for American alumni with the Netherland-America Foundation, Inc. (NAF). As a Leiden alumna or alumnus you can organise your gifts and donations under the favourable fiscal provisions applicable for ‘public charities’ in the United States.

Donate directly via NAF

There are several ways of donating to the LUF via the NAF:

  • Credit card: visit thenaf.org and donate with your credit card.
  • Cheque: write your cheque to the Netherland-America Foundation, Inc. and indicate "University of Leiden Fund" in the memo part of the cheque. Send your cheque and the completed NAF form to The Netherland-America Foundation (505 8th Avenue, Suite 12A-05 New York, NY 10018).
  • Wire transfer: to make this kind of payment, please contact the NAF via development@thenaf.org or (212) 825-1221.

Gifts to the Netherland-America Foundation are deductible from American federal income tax. IBAN numbers can sometimes cause confusion in the United States because smaller banks do not know how to handle these numbers. In that case you are advised not to use the IBAN number. In some instances you may be asked for an ABH or routing code. These codes are not applicable for the Netherlands.

Donating from Europe

Update 22 February 2024: currently we are in the process of renewing the contract between Transnational Giving Europe and LUF, giving with tax benefits will temporarily not be possible from all countries. See below for the current status of your country of residence. Do you have questions? please contact us via d.duijn@LUF.leidenuniv.nl.

In order to make giving with tax benefits possible for alumni who live outside the Netherlands, but within Europe, we are part of Transnational Giving Europe (TGE). TGE is a collaboration of leading European foundations and associations that make cross-border donations within Europe possible. The TGE network enables donors, both companies and individuals, to financially support non-profit organizations in other participating countries, while benefiting directly from the tax benefits of their country of residence.

When you reside in one of the countries mentioned below and would like to make a tax effective donation to the LUF, you can contact the partner foundation in the country of residence (see contact information below). Your national foundation will then contact the LUF to inform us of the incoming donation.

If your country of residence is not mentioned in the list below we do not have donors from this country yet and the LUF has to start up an application. This can take some time. It's also possible your country of residence is not listed because there are no possibilities available for giving with tax benefits.

If you have any questions about giving from abroad, don't hesitate to contact us contact us via  d.duijn@LUF.leidenuniv.nl.

Update 22 February 2024: it is possible to make a tax effective donation from Belgium.

Partner: 
King Baudouin Foundation – Bredereodestraat 21 – 1000 Brussels

Contact:
Ludwig Forrest: forrest.l@kbs-frb.be or +32 2 549 02 38
Carine Poskin: poskin.c@kbs-frb.be or +32 549 02 31

Options for donating:  
Online and bank transfer

To ensure that your donation to LUF is properly processed, we ask you to please remember to include the following description in all your donations by bank transfer: [TGE - Leids Universiteits Fonds - The Netherlands]. 

Update 27 February 2024: unfortunately at this time it is not possible yet to make a tax effective donation from Estonia.

Partner: 
SA Avatud Eesti Fond

Contact:
Jete Alsmäe: jete@oef.org.ee or +372 6 155 700

To ensure that your donation to LUF is properly processed, we ask you to please remember to include the following description in all your donations by bank transfer: [TGE - Leids Universiteits Fonds - The Netherlands]. 

Update 27 February 2024: unfortunately at this time it is not possible yet to make a tax effective donation from France.

Partner: 
Fondation de France

Contact:
Mrs Noura Kihel: Noura.kihel@fdf.org or +33 1 442 187 60

Options for donating:  
Online, banktransfer or cheque

To ensure that your donation to LUF is properly processed, we ask you to please remember to include the following description in all your donations by bank transfer: [TGE - Leids Universiteits Fonds - The Netherlands]. 

Update 22 February 2024: it is possible to make a tax effective donation from Germany.

Partner: 
Maecenata Stiftung - Rungestr.17 -  10179 Berlin

Contact:
Marie-Catherine Heereman: mh@maecenata.eu of +49 30 28 38 79 09

Options for donating:  
Online and bank transfer

To ensure that your donation to LUF is properly processed, we ask you to please remember to include the following description in all your donations by bank transfer: [TGE - Leids Universiteits Fonds - The Netherlands]. 

Update 22 February 2024: it is possible to make a tax effective donation from Greece.

Partner: 
HIGGS

Contact:
Sotirios Petropoulos: s.petropoulos@higgs3.org or +30 211 4116300

To ensure that your donation to LUF is properly processed, we ask you to please remember to include the following description in all your donations by bank transfer: [TGE - Leids Universiteits Fonds - The Netherlands]. 

Update 27 February 2024: unfortunately at this time it is not possible yet to make a tax effective donation from Hungary.

Partner: 
Kárpátok Alapítvány-Magyarország

Contact:
Bata Boglárka: boglarka.bata@cfoundation.org or +36 36 516 750

To ensure that your donation to LUF is properly processed, we ask you to please remember to include the following description in all your donations by bank transfer: [TGE - Leids Universiteits Fonds - The Netherlands]. 

Update 27 February 2024: unfortunately at this time it is not possible yet to make a tax effective donation from Luxembourg.

Partner: 
Fondation de Luxembourg

Contact:
Audrey Lesperoy: tge@fdlux.lu or +352 274 74 81

To ensure that your donation to LUF is properly processed, we ask you to please remember to include the following description in all your donations by bank transfer: [TGE - Leids Universiteits Fonds - The Netherlands]. 

Update 22 February 2024: it is possible to make a tax effective donation from Spain.

Partner: 
Fundación Empresa y Sociedad

Contact:
Francisco Abad: fabad@empresaysociedad.org or +34 676270816

Options for donating:  
Before you donate, please contact Fundación Empresa y Sociedad by e-mail.

Update 27 February 2024: unfortunately at this time it is not possible yet to make a tax effective donation from Switzerland.

Partner: 
Swiss Philanthropy Foundation

Contact:
Aïssata Traoré tge@swissphilanthropy.ch or +41 22 732 55 54

Options for donating:  
Bank transfer 

To ensure that your donation to LUF is properly processed, we ask you to please remember to include the following description in all your donations by bank transfer: [TGE - Leids Universiteits Fonds - The Netherlands]. 

Before making the gift, you have to contact Swiss Philanthropy Foundation to inform them of:

  • your name and tax-residence address in Switzerland;
  • the amount of donation and its currency;
  • the final beneficiary organization of this gift.

After the due diligence has been completed, you will receive confirmation from the SPF that the gift can be accepted. The minimum amount that can be given through TGE / Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is 500 Swiss francs or an equivalent in euros.

Update 22 February 2024: it is possible to make a tax effective donation from the United Kingdom.

Partner: 
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

Contact:
Andrew Fakley: tge@cafonline.org of +44 30 00 12 36 38

Opties voor doneren:  
Donors living in the UK and wanting to benefit from Gift Aid should first contact the Charities Aid Foundation before making their donations. After a short KYC (Know Your Customer) procedure, CAF will provide the donor with all the instructions to make his/her donation.

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