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The most popular charity organisations in the Netherlands

The Dutch are rather generous when it comes to giving to worthwhile causes, a fact clearly reflected in the ‘Goede Doelen Rapport 2012’, recently released by the VFI (the Charity Association of the Netherlands). Traditionally the Dutch donate any spare cash to a favoured charitable organisation at the end of the year, and according to the report, development aid, conservation and disease prevention were the most popular causes amongst the philanthropic set.

You might think that the current economic crisis would have a negative impact on the amount given to charitable organisations in the Netherlands, however it seems that quite the reverse is true. In times of severe financial cutbacks many charities are in dire need of additional financial contributions – and this is something that the Dutch appear to have intrinsically understood, for during the period 2010-2011 the number of charitable donations actually increased.

If you haven’t yet made up your mind which charity you’d like to help out this year, then why not take a look at the top 10 Dutch charities listed below for inspiration?

The top 10 charities, receiving the most donations were:
Christmas donations to charity

1. Leger des Heils (help for the homeless)
2. Cordaid (development aid)
3. Oxfam Novib (development aid)
4. Natuurmonumenten (nature conservation)
5. KWF Kankerbestrijding (disease prevention)
6. Rode Kruis (Dutch Red Cross – development aid)
7. Unicef (development aid)
8. Wereld Natuurfonds (World Wildlife Fund – nature conservation)
9. Kerk in Actie (development aid)
10. Plan Nederland (development aid)

Popular Dutch charities that didn’t quite make it into the top 10, yet did nevertheless receive sizeable donations between 2010-2011 include: Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds (aims to rebuild cultural life in the Netherlands), Nederlandse Hartstichting (Dutch heart disease charity), Stichting Woord en Daad (fights poverty in the developing world), Oranje Fonds (promotes participation in Dutch society), KNCV Tuberculosefonds (Dutch tuberculosis charity), Amnesty International, VluchtelingenWerk Nederland (protects asylum seekers and refugees in the Netherlands), Greenpeace, Terre des Hommes Nederland (promotes children’s rights in developing countries) and Aids Fonds (Dutch Aids charity).

18 comments on “The most popular charity organisations in the Netherlands

  1. Galpathage Ravi
    08/07/2017

    Dear Madam.

    Maupiya Sevana is a home for caring mental illness elderly people located at School Lane, Galpatha, Kalutara. This home is run by its society named Eksath Sarana Sewa Padanama. At present, there are 31 inmates in this mental illness elderly home and they are received from the lunatic asylum – elders who have no guardians and were deserted at the mental hospital , Angoda, Sri Lanka.

    We usually get enough meals and dried food rations for these inmates through donors in and around the village. However, we are facing following some hardships to give them a better service.

    1) fresh water
    When dry weather persists, water-supply problem develops and then we have to draw water from a neighbouring land.

    Though we tried to re-dig the well, it ended in smoke because of the underground heavy metals in this land. As an alternative, drilling a deep tube well can provide an access to clean fresh water. We have already called for quotations in this connection and awaiting a donor

    2) ambulance/three wheeler
    We have transport problems when an inmate becomes sick. During the last month’s flood disaster we had to face many difficulties in transporting two sick elders to the nearest hospital. We usually use either a private three wheeler or a public bus to go to the Nagoda Base hospital.

    Since this mental illness elderly home is run by our society with public aids by our villagers, there’s no way to make funds for such facilities. In the circumstances, we kindly request you to give your helping hand in order to fulfill these meritorious requirements.

    Look forward to hearing from you.
    May the triple gem bless you!

    Best regards,

    ***************
    Galpathage Ravi
    Counsellor
    Maupiya Sevana,
    School Lane, Galpatha. Sri Lanka
    phone: 0777273956 Email:maupiyasevana@gmail.com

  2. M.Oduegwu
    12/05/2017

    Hi,
    My name is M. Oduegwu and i am the owner and founder of Treedow.org which is a news sharing and social media/blogging platform. We would like to partner with your organization. Our ambition is to raise funds using our social media platform Treedow.org for the puopose of helping the starving people all around the world. Please contact us at moduegwu@yahoo or call 0031641990333. Thank you

    Sincerely
    M. Oduegwu

  3. Alber charitable Society
    26/03/2017

    Dear sir/Madam:
    May i have your Whats app number or any means of communication, please?
    I am looking for your reply.
    With our best regards.

  4. omar sanyang
    26/03/2017

    How can my organization partner with your organization to help youth & children in the Gambia

  5. Charles Ashie
    23/03/2017

    We work in Ghana in the area of Hiv Child immunization TB. Malaria and maternal health in the General Hospital therefore need some partnership grants for our projects.

  6. Matoch makur
    22/03/2017

    Dear Sir/ Madam,
    Iam writing to ask for your kind help to support me.
    Iam a South sudanese student looking for sponsorship to study abroad in Uganda. I have completed form four currently in the year of 2012 in Uganda at Lubiri secondary school and plan to pursue nursing in college. However, i badly need your scholarship due to lack of financial assistance. Our economic situation is very poor and i can not afford to pay my tuition fees. Therefore, iam trying to seek possible international help which seem to be the only opportunity for me. I came from poor family and we are suffering due to the war going on in South sudan. So iam looking into studying childcare. Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks, I look forward to hear from you soon.
    Matoch makur
    email;matochmakur@yahoo.com

  7. George Mason
    09/02/2017

    Greetings to you all,
    I am George Mason, President of Omega Ministries, India. working hard to feed and encourage to study some very poor & orphan children. And feeding very few poor old widows. I am praying for some help to help some more poor and orphan. I need a charity to help us.
    Thanking you all,

    please reply me

    • M.Oduegwu
      12/05/2017

      Hi,
      My name is M. Oduegwu and i am the owner and founder of Treedow.org which is a news sharing and social media/blogging platform. We would like to partner with your organization. Our ambition is to raise funds using our social media platform Treedow.org for the puopose of helping the starving people all around the world. Please contact us at moduegwu@yahoo or call 0031641990333. Thank you

      Sincerely
      M. Oduegwu

  8. Abegail Mae Lustre
    27/12/2016

    Dear Charities,
    Im a Filipina Aupair in Netherlands, which is writing in behalf of my country. I am asking for your kindness help for the people/ places specially in my province (CAMARINES SUR, Philippines) Due to the devastation of “Typhoon Nina” which land falls during the Christmas(Dec 25) . Many houses are fully wrecked (including our house). I am hoping for any help for my fellow countrymen. THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE.
    God Speed

  9. Abegail Mae Lustre
    27/12/2016

    Dear Charities,
    Im a Filipina Aupair, which is writing in behalf of my country. I am asking for your kindness help for the people/ places specially in my province (CAMARINES SUR, Philippines) Due to the devastation of “Typhoon Nina” which land falls during the Christmas(Dec 25) . Many houses are fully wrecked (including our house). I am hoping for any help for my fellow countrymen. THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE.
    God Speed

  10. Kisirye Bruno
    28/10/2016

    How can my school get connected to an organisation that can help needy children.

  11. gomaa ali ebrahim albwab جمعة علي ابراهيم البواب
    21/09/2016

    please send.me some money to eat and live and treat my self because i’m very ill
    i have a cancer in my liver which called
    Hcc on the right side
    address
    egypt -albuhaiyra-almahmudia-dyrute-mashroh nasser
    مصر-البحيرة-المحمودية-ديروط–مشروع ناصر
    id 27001121804199

  12. Ashiè. Charles
    05/09/2016

    we want charity funding for the oranges in Ghana. Thank You.

  13. J.Richard Holder
    05/09/2016

    How can one have contact with this organization,because we have some orphan in Liberia.

  14. JUSTUS CHEROP KIPLANGAT
    12/06/2016

    Good work, Netherlands people

    Dutch people keep the same spirit

    I come from a place were female mutilation is cultural practice kachorwa Uganda

    I need help o have already established a nursing school to help them

    so I am appealing for any support to the nursing school
    thanks

  15. Pastor.Barnabas
    24/11/2015

    Brother.Please connect me to share necessary information on email,please dont ignore my request…I will pray for you all.

  16. Francis
    21/10/2015

    I am so impressed by the generosity displayed by The people of Netherlands. It is with is with such passion that I wish to express my interest of working with you people in any capacity for the betterment of human life here in Rural Kenya.Thanks

    • CHARLES ASHIE
      13/12/2015

      i needcharity funding for children homes in GHANA. THANK YOU.

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