The Active Health Foundation (AHF) was founded in Rotterdam on September 5, 2017.
The AHF has a Board and a – yet to be established – Committee of Recommendation. The chairman of the Board is responsible for daily management of the projects with the mandate and supervision of the other board members. The Committee of Recommendation advises the Board in their choice of projects, partners and other actions. The foundation had no employees.
All board members carry out the work based on the idea ‘noblesse oblige’. They do not receive remuneration for the work, but they are entitled to compensation for expenses made during the work.
Means of the Foundation
The assets of the Foundation are acquired from donations by individuals, companies, fellow charity organizations and subsidies. In addition several partners contribute in kind (knowledge, manpower, network, et cetera) and/ or financially to the realisation of projects. The board publishes an annual report with all activities and the financial accounting at the end of each financial year. First financial year is extended financial year.
Outline of the policy plan
The Foundation provides financial and non-financial support to initiatives that contribute to the goal ‘Healthy people in a healthy world’ using traditional and modern philanthropic instruments.
To make sure that the Foundation, despite its young age, can effectively contribute to people awareness of the value of health in everyday life on such short notice (main goal) and to do justice to our secondary goals the focus in the first half of 2018 will be on the current projects ‘Resilience education’ and ‘Food for Health’.
Parallel to these projects exploratory talks are held with several other parties to initiate other projects. These so-called ‘projects under development’ will be implemented during the year 2018 after the final monitoring against the foundations objectives finale and after agreement on the shape and size of the Foundation’s support.
The working method of the foundation is that the foundation actively initiates, approaches and selects projects.
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