S.A.M.

The Foundation for Agnosticism and Meritocracy (S.A.M.) was initiated in 2007 (RSIN: 818671002).

S.A.M. is located in Amsterdam at the Sarphatikade 12, 1017 WV. Our email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The purpose of the Foundation is to improve conditions for those who want to improve their lives on the basis of agnostic and meritocratic principles. This includes material as well as immaterial improvements of the lives of those in need and of artists and other persons, who are looking for further fulfilment of their lives by means of their work. This also involves children in disadvantaged areas and children with certain handicaps.

Donations are made and certain activities are financed, opportunities with regard to education and work are offered.

The Foundation acquires her funds within her circle of family and friends, as well as through dividends from investments and certificates that were donated to the Foundation by the founder.

The board of the foundation manages the funds and approves of the way in which these are spent. The board will carefully consider whether the intended projects are within the scope of the policy of the foundation. Of all projects, the considerations, decisions and donations made will be administered. For example, one-time or prolonged donations can be made to either individuals or to organizations that aspire the same ideas as the foundation.

The board consists of Mr. P.E. Visser, chairman, Mr. B.F.A. de Haas, secretary and Mrs. C.M.G. Huijskes, treasurer. The board members do not receive any remuneration.

 

PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT 2014




2014


EUR



INTEREST

3.675

TOTAL INCOME

3.675



ONE-TIME DONATIONS

(147.453)

ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION PROJECTS

(85.742)

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

(233.195)



GENERAL COSTS

(61.195)

TOTAL COSTS

(61.195)

BALANCE

(290.715)



 

NOTES TO THE PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT

ONE-TIME DONATIONS


2014

Stichting Human Right Watch

93.450

St. werkelijkheid en Perspectief

8.282

The Rights Forum

10.000

Essay contest

27.000

Foundation for Agnosticism & Meritocracy

2.000

Donation natural person

6.721


147.453

 

GENERAL COSTS

These costs mainly consist of legal, travel and accommodation costs and costs for representation.

 

GENERAL

The Foundation does not employ any staff.

 

CONTRIBUTION TO UNIVERSITIES

In March 2011 the Foundation agreed with the University of Leiden as well as Amsterdam to make financial contributions to two projects, ending on 31 August 2015 or as soon as the projects shall have been completed.

The total contribution to each project amounts to EUR 342.966. The remaining amount as per 31 December 2014 to be paid to the University of Leiden is EUR 85.741,50 and to the University of Amsterdam EUR 171. 483.