Wemos is recognized as a public benefit organization (PBO, or ANBI) by the Dutch tax authorities. The ANBI status guarantees, among other things, that we do not have the objective of financial gain, that at least 90% of our efforts are committed to the public benefit, and that we meet strict integrity requirements. Wemos has also been recognized by the Netherlands Fundraising Regulator (CBF), and certified as an equivalent to a Certified Public Charity by NGOsource (Equivalency Determination).
For donors, this means that their donation to Wemos is tax deductible under applicable conditions. More information about donations to ANBIs and tax rules can be found on the website of the Dutch tax authority (Belastingdienst).
The Recognition (‘Erkenning’ in Dutch) is the quality mark for charities issued by the Central Bureau for Fundraising (CBF), the Supervisory Authority for Charities. With this Recognition, organizations show that they have been closely reviewed and meet strict quality requirements.
Naturally, different requirements apply to larger organizations than to smaller ones. No less than 4.4 billion euros in donation money is supervised by the CBF. A CBF seal of approval guarantees that the organization you are contributing to truly contributes to a better world, handles every euro carefully, is accountable, and is independently audited.
Transparency at a glance
The CBF Recognition Passport shows the most important information about a CBF-approved organization in an unambiguous and neutral manner. Transparency at a glance. The passport contains qualitative information about the objectives and activities of the organization as well as key financial figures that have been validated by the CBF. View our CBF recognition passport.
Equivalency Determination Certification
As a foundation, Wemos is certified as an equivalent of a Certified Public Charity by NGOsource. Equivalency Determination (ED) is a process by which a U.S. grantmaker evaluates whether an intended foreign beneficiary is the equivalent of a U.S. public charity. Find out more.