Foundation / Stichting BRC
In order to facilitate international donations to Batumi Raptor Count a charitable foundation has been registered in the Netherlands, called the BRC Foundation or in Dutch the 'Stichting Batumi Roofvogel Club'. The primarily goal of this foundation is to raise funds for the annual raptor migration monitoring, research and conservation activities of Batumi Raptor Count. Moreover, the foundation is able to solicit additional funds for other projects that benefit the conservation of migrating birds along the eastern Black Sea migration flyway, either in Georgia or neighboring countries.
The BRC team consists of multiple working groups. The team is supervised by the strategic board which consists of a chairman (Folkert de Boer), a vice-chairman (Johannes Jansen), a treasurer (Dries Engelen) and three regular board members (Jasper Wehrmann, Wouter Vansteelant, Anna Sandor).The foundation is managed on a voluntary basis by three members of the BRC team (Wouter Vansteelant, Folkert de Boer and Dries Engelen).
All members of the BRC-team work on a voluntary basis and to not receive any remuneration for their service.
We currently only award small stipends to team members who coordinate migration counts and conservation project in Georgia for periods in excess of one month. These stipends are intended to help cover travel costs and living expenses of volunteer coordinators. The total amount of stipends awarded makes up a minor fraction of the average annual budget of the foundation and are therefore socially acceptable and justified in keeping up with our status as a public benefit organization
Statutes and aims
The full statutes and the aims of the BRC Foundation can soon be downloaded here. The statutes are currently available in Dutch only and are being translated into English.
Year report and treasury
BRC was registered as a foundation in 2015. The year report and budget of 2015 will be made available here by June 2016 at the latest.
Charitable status (ANBI/PBO)
The BRC Foundation is currently in the process of applying for ANBI/PBO status in the Netherlands. A Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) enjoys certain tax advantages and donations from Dutch residents and organizations to a PBO are tax-deductible. If you live outside the Netherlands and you wish to donate to the BRC Foundation you may want to check for similar arrangements in your home country.
Donate to the BRC
You may donate to the BRC Foundation through the following account. We are currently applying for charitable (ANBI/PBO) status in the Netherlands in order to receive tax benefits. More information about our work and the purpose of your donation is available below.
Foundation BRC details
Account name: Stichting Batumi Roofvogel Club
Address: Dijkgraaf 35, 6721NJ Bennekom, the Netherlands
Chamber of Commerce: 62901478
BIC/ SWIFT: TRIONL2U
Bank: Triodos Bank, Postbus 55, 3700 AB Zeist, The Netherlands