The Nest! Foundation has the objective of compiling grassroots
knowledge on community building, stimulating the recognition of
grassroots knowledge and making it transferable.This website
primarily shows the content of the study "Not the Chicken, not the Egg, but the
Nest!". This study gave rise to the idea of protecting
this and similar know how. This is why in 2003 Nest! foundation
was first registered. Financial and administrative information about the foundation can be found below in the
section Who we are.
Much valuable information about grassroots knowledge on community building can be found on the download section of the website of our first chair, Monika Jaeckel. This site has been made by Nest! board member Tim Rease.
In order to realize our objectives, the Nest! foundation raises funds to organize programs, projects and activities to make grassroots knowledge accessible. Over the past years this have been mainly projects in the Grundtvig Life Long Learning program for Adult Education.
As such the Nest! Foundation harbours the coordination point and archives of the GWIA. Recent publications on the field of the Grassroots Women's International Academy (or GWIA) are the GWIA handbook and the GWIA website.
To reach our objectives we network with like minded organizations, in particular of the Mother Center movement.
The Nest! foundation is registered on Lindengracht 95, 1015KD Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We can be contacted by phone or fax on +31204279033 or by email on stichting.nest @xs4all.nl or nest.foundation @xs4all.nl. You can write us for a copy of our policy plan or any information on our activities.
|Secretary||Jacqueline van Loon|
|Treasurer||Marieke van Geldermalsen-Jaeckel|
|Members||Eduard van Vloten, Liesbeth Rooders-van Geldermalsen, Tim Rease|
Nest! is inscribed at the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce under nr
The Nest! foundation has
two primary sources of income: donations and subsidies. Nest! has
ANBI status and tax deductible donations can be made to bank
account IBAN: NL93 INGB 0009 6994 13 BIC: INGBNL2A.
Over the past five years we have been receiving about three
thousand euro per year in donations. Please contact us to discuss
how your donation can be used to support a cause of your choice
inside our field of work.
In 2007 the Nest! foundation received an award from the Municipality of Dubai, a large part of which we try to keep as the base capital reserve of the foundation. At the start of 2013 this base capital was €18.794.
All subsidies we have received over the years were from the Grundtvig programme for Life Long Learning. We participated in 5 Learning Partnerships and organised two Grundtvig Workshops. Project activities have in some instances generated income (mainly conference fees), that were balanced by expenditures in the same project.
In addition to these subsidized activities we are proud to have been able to contribute to our objectives with a total of almost €32.000. This money has been used to support networking and knowledge exchange inside of the Mother Center movement. We supported especially the international network mine and the Polish Mother Centers and gave smaller donations to Mother Center work in Nepal and Hungary.
Our overhead has been very low -around three percent- because we rely on voluntary work by board members. In 2011 this was more because we gave an average of €467 per person as compensation to board members for their expenses and the voluntary work they put in. We discontinued this practice, because 96% ( €450 per person) of this came back in the form of donations. In general it can be said that more work is being done by the Nest! foundation than the numbers show and whatever funds we have, we use wisely. The overview below gives the details, rounded off to one Euro.