Our work is essential for many young talents. It is a challenge to find the right contacts and help in the opera world. The future of the art form in many ways will be defined by the influx of a new generation of creative and talented young singers. With your help these singers will arrive where they belong: on the stage of the important international opera houses.
Staff and Board Members are not paid, they offer their services for free and only a small amount of money is spend on travel-, bank- and office expenses. 95 % of our donations is spend on assisting singers or pay minimal fees to highly qualified teachers, rehearsal pianists and coaches.
In the fiscal year 2018 we have received 200 € in donations and this income was spend on administrative and banking costs. In fiscal year 2019 we received 1.659 € from sponsors. This income was mainly spend on coaching fees, pianists and audition support for singers (tickets and/or hotel costs). Some travel cost of Hans Nieuwenhuis were reimbursed. In 2020 no activities were organized due to the the Covid pandemie and we received only 180 € from a sponsor to cover our administrative cost
In our mission statement we make clear that the Orfeo Foundation is not about giving money or stipends to young singers. Therefore our financial income is very moderate and will be in the future. But our director and co-director have been busy assisting singers from all over the world.
Of course we offer something in return to people or companies that will support our work: A private concert by one or more of our singers is only one the options we can offer. But finding sponsors is not easy, state support has often been minimal and private sponsors are often approached by many groups and artists. But every gift is more then welcome.
The Dutch Tax authorities have recognized the foundation as a charitable cultural institution (ANBI) *. This allows donors to deduct their gifts from their income tax. Since 2012 sponsors and donors in the Netherlands can deduct 125% of the amount they have given to our institute.
The RSIN (fiscal) number of the Foundation is 8510.08.811
Donations can be send to:
Gouden Leeuw 823
1103 KS Amsterdam
TRIODOS BANK, ZEIST, THE NETHERLANDS
IBAN NL44 TRIO 0254 4299 55
* As of October 15, 2012, the Dutch Tax Service (Belastingdienst) has granted the Orfeo Foundation the ANBI status. The Dutch abbreviation ANBI means Algemeen Nut Beogende Instellingen (Institution Aimed at the Common Good) refers to charitable, religious, humanistic, cultural and scientific institutions whose mission and operations are deemed by the Tax Service to serve the Common Good. The Dutch government implements a fiscal policy that encourages the donation of funds to causes that advance the Common Good. Apart from granting tax advantages in the Netherlands, ANBI status also favors our Sponsors, Contributors and Patrons in countries that grant tax concessions to foreign registered charities. For more specific information please contact us by mail or phone.