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 as well as non-financial support by making use of traditional and modern philanthropic instruments, which contribute to the higher goal of ‘Healthy people in a healthy world’.
In 2018 AHF has invested in multiple activities which were part of the project ‘paradigmshift health above all’, the project ‘resilience education’, and the project ‘financial education & health’. It is our ambition for 2019 to physically start rolling out the project Food For Health. We are focusing on the first 6 months of 2019 to have realized the first roll out in order to have realized the first health hub within the second halve of 2019.
Next to that we are continuously deliberating and mapping our next projects. These so called ‘projects under development’ will be roll outed after the final call has been made that they are sufficiently in line with the Foundations goals and after it is clear what the exact contribution of the Foundation is going to be.
It is the Foundations procedure for it to actively initiate, approach and select projects itself.