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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.

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

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. For more information, please read the donation conditions of your country below. Your national foundation will then contact the LUF to inform us of the incoming donation.

If you have any questions about giving from abroad, don't hesitate to contact us contact us via 071 513 05 03 or info@LUF.leidenuniv.nl.

Partner: 
Stiftung Philanthropie Österreich - Burgring 16 - 8010 Graz

Contact:
Eva Estermann: eva.estermann@fundraising.at or +43 1 27 65 298 13
Günther Lutschinger: guenther.lutschinger@stiftung-oesterreich.at or +43 1 27 65 298 14

Options for donating: 
Due to recent jurisdiction the Stiftung Philanthropie Österreich needs to negotiate with the tax authorities for each donation whether they're allowed to receive and pass on the gift or not. If you would like to give your gift with tax benefits, you can contact the contact persons to start the process.

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]. 

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]. 

Partner: 
Fondation de France

Contact:
Mrs Noura Kihel: Noura.kihel@fdf.org

Options for donating:  
Online, bank transfer and cheques
Online doantion can be made with the following form.

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]. 

Partner: 
Maecenata Stiftung - Rungestr.17 -  10179 Berlin

Contact:
Christian Schreier: tge@maecenata.eu or +49 (0) 30/2838 7909

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]. 

Partner: 
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

Contact:
tge@cafonline.org

Options for donating:  
Bank transfer and cheques

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]. 

Donors will need to complete a gift request form and Gift Aid declaration (individuals) and be electronically verified before they are invited to transfer funds (Know Your Costumer procedure). For high value donations, source of funds and/or wealth documents will also be requested.

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]. 

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]. 

Partner: 
Fondation de Luxembourg

Contact:
Audrey Lesperoy: tge@fdlux.lu or +352 274 748 251

Options for donating:  
Bank transfer and cheques

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]. 

Partner: 
Fundatia Comunitara din Odorheiu Secuiesc

Contact:
Csaki Rozalia: rozi@szka.org or +40-741-644773

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]. 

Partner: 
Fundación Empresa y Sociedad

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

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]. 

Partner: 
Swiss Philanthropy Foundation

Contact:
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.

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