More and more people are including a charity in their will. All gifts, big and small, mean support for our work. Green Cross Netherlands doesn’t need to pay inheritance tax; the whole amount will be available to our foundation.
Thanks to people leaving their legacy to us, we are able to organize and support sustainability projects – now and in the future. You can also make a contribution, by including Green Cross Netherlands in your will through inheritance or bequest.
Being well prepared
The only official way to make sure everything is dealt with according to your wishes as to leaving money or properties to family, your partner, friends and/or a charity, is by means of a will. To have this drawn up (or changed), is only possible at a notary. On this page, you will find the most important information on how to handle this in an optimal way.
Request an exploratory conversation about leaving a legacy to Green Cross.
We would be pleased to tell you everything about the possibility of including Green Cross in your will. For an exploratory conversation, you can contact us at +31 40 7878787. Or you can send an email to email@example.com.
We would love to help.
You already included Green Cross in your will?
We are very pleased that you did! Would you be willing to tell us about it? This way, we can discuss the preferences you may have and we can keep you informed about our projects.
Directly include Green Cross in your will online.
Complicated, securing your legacy in a will through the notary? Not at all. You can easily take care of your legacy yourself online, for example at NuTestament. There you can easily, affordably, and at your own speed, set up a will which includes us as a beneficiary. In addition, setting up your will at NuTestament is priced at just € 225,- (without any additional costs). See how it works for yourself at www.nutestament.nl (their website is only available in Dutch).
Arrange for your legacy through an accredited notary.
Notary’s office Van Schaik looks after the interests of Green Cross and would be pleased to assist you. Mr. François van Schaik is notary at Notariskantoor Van Schaik and says the following on the matter:
“A will may often seem of later concern. But it’s still a good idea to have your legacy affairs sorted well. For example, because you have children, you own a house, or when you give an amount or percentage to Green Cross Netherlands. In the latter case, you will be able to trust that you’re leaving our planet a little bit better, for (your) children, grandchildren, and future generations.”
At Van Schaik you’re welcome to have a personal intake of 30 minutes (free of charge and without obligation). For more information please call to +31 481 46 12 26. Or have a look at the website of Van Schaik (only available in Dutch).
Testamenttest.nl is a very useful website to find information and advice on all matters concerning donating, leaving a legacy, and setting up a will.
The Royal Dutch Association of Civil-law Notaries (KNB)
As a preparation for a conversation with a notary,
you can call with the notary telephone: +31 900 346 9393
(Mon-Fri 09:00 – 14:00 €0,80 per minute)
An overview of the notaries in your area can be found here: www.notaris.nl
Tax Administration (Belastingdienst)
For more information about inheritance tax: +31 800 235 8354 (free of charge)
Or go to: www.belastingdienst.nl
Charities with an ANBI-status are not required to pay taxes on the donations and inheritances they receive. Green Cross Netherland expects to regain its ANBI-status from 2020 onward. This means that everything you leave in legacy to us, will be fully used for our foundation and our projects.
Do you prefer to (also) make a donation to Green Cross Netherlands? Then please visit our donation page.