Eyes on Animals is a registered non-profit charity. It is approved and certified in the Netherlands yearly by ANBI. Our ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling) number is 8203 40406. All donations from people living in the EU are tax deductible and can be declared in your tax statement.
Normally, you have to donate an amount above 1 % of your tax income before you can benefit from tax deductibility. However, even if you donate less, there is an easy way both you and Eyes on Animals can profit from the possibility of tax returns/deductibility. The Tax Collector’s Office can end up paying you back 37-52% of your donation – depending on your income. This will provide Eyes on Animals with (much) more money, whilst you pay nothing extra. For example: if you want to donate €150 net (at 42% tax), that amounts to Eyes on Animals receiving € 259!
How does it work? Fill out the online Gift Service (Schenk Service in Dutch) form below. You will receive a confirmation email with the form which you can print out. Then, you can send this form plus a copy of your identity document to Gift Service, and they will arrange the rest. They will send you a ‘donation deed’ by post for the amount you can state in your annual tax return. Obviously, for Eyes on Animals this is a great option. However, we want to caution you, by using theGift Service option one must commit to donating this amount once per year for five years.Click here for the Giftservice
Do you want to arrange a donation yourself?
There are various ways to donate.
Our bank account is:
Eyes on Animals
IBAN: NL73TRIO0212364219 | BIC: TRIONL2U
Triodos Bank, Zeist, Netherlands.
1. Arrange a (periodical) money transfer with your bank
Small and large amounts are welcome. We are happy with a single payment. Even more helpful would be if you arrange for a periodical transfer from your bank account. That way we can more easily plan future projects as we have a better prediction of what our balance will be.
It is also possible to authorize us to withdraw money from your bank account – periodically or once.Click here to use our authorisation form
2. Arrange an automatic periodical money transfer via Paypal
If you have a PayPal account you can set up that monthly donations are sent to us from it automatically. In that case, please use the form on the right side of this page.
3. Make an easy one-time online donation right now!
You can directly transfer money to Eyes on Animals via Paypal, Credit Card or Ideal.Click here to choose your payment gateway
4. Include Eyes on Animals in your will
If you have a big heart for farm animals and their welfare, consider including Eyes on Animals in your will. Even a small legacy allows us to make a difference in the field for many animals. Eyes on Animals is a recognized ‘for public benefit organization (ANBI)’ and is therefore exempt from inheritance tax.
How do we use your donation?
- Following (inter)national live animal transports and inspecting livestock markets, farms and slaughterhouses is costly. Think of petrol money, sometimes car hire, (cheap) hotel accommodation, flights to the EU border with Turkey or other countries with busy animal transport routes. If we find an animal which is suffering and no one is helping, we pay veterinarians to provide first aid. Also, hiring an interpreter is often indispensable when we work in countries where we cannot easily communicate with truck drivers, animal transport & livestock companies, local authorities etc.
- For the trainings that Eyes on Animals offers to highway police and veterinarian inspectors in various – often poorer countries – we unfortunately rarely get paid. Yet, because these “students” have an enormous potential to positively influence and protect the well-being of farm animals in their daily work, Eyes on Animals seizes every opportunity to provide these trainings anyway. Therefore, travel and accommodation expenses and costs for the translation and production of training materials in different languages are borne by Eyes on Animals.
- To help animals in the field, we buy certain equipment such as water carrier bags. Sometimes we also buy food if we find exhausted and hungry animals stuck on transport trucks.
- Obviously, we need office supplies. Bills for (foreign) phone calls and internet access are often high. Hosting and the maintenance of our website also costs money. Ink artridges to print our investigative reports on and a small office to store all of our equipment and archives. In addition, all our inspectors need laptops, video-cameras, cameras, thermometers, uniforms, measuring equipment and navigation systems.
As you can see, the great bulk of your donations directly support the animals for which Eyes on Animals exists. And not without success! Thanks to our donors, Eyes on Animals has already achieved many successes to improve animal welfare. Click herefor an overview.
What do we not use your money for?
- We do not pay high salaries. Eyes on Animals’ head inspector/director Lesley earns a minimum freelance salary. Other people who we need available on a regular basis, such as our accountant, receive a small freelance fee. Volunteers only declare their expenses and receive equipment from Eyes on Animals in order to perform their inspections professionally.
- We do not use your donations for an expensive office building/headquarter. Eyes on Animals hires one small ‘flex desk space’ in a shared office. There, we also store our training materials, archives, uniforms, information material etc.. Most Eyes on Animals people work from their own homes.
- Keeping our priority on inspections in the field, we do not spend money on (media) campaigns. However, we contribute to these when we encounter serious animal abuse and the industry does not want to listen to our suggestions for improvement. Then, Eyes on Animals delivers video (eyewitness) reports to animal welfare campaign organizations and also to mainstream media so that ill-treatment of animals becomes known to a broader audience.
- Although Eyes on Animals cannot exist without donations, we do not use up money for fundraising advertisements, (paper) direct mailings, TV or radio commercials to increase our reputation and attract more donors.
How can you be sure that your money is well-spent?
Eyes on Animals is a registered non-profit charity. Our ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling) number is 8203 40406.
In 2013, once again, Eyes on Animals had all of its finances and administration checked and received the KGB stamp of approval (‘Keurmerk Goed Besteed’, which is a quality label assuring donation was well-spent). You can follow exactly what Eyes on Animals is working on via our ‘Good Newsletter’, this website and our social media. We also publish our annual reports online.
Further questions? Mail us!
Thank you for wanting to support Eyes on Animals. If you have any questions about the ways you can donate, please contact us. And remember to sign up for our Good Newsletter