FIND OUT ABOUT THE WE SHARE x MDC FUNDING PROGRAMME
We Share is currently applying for a Dutch ANBI status. ANBI stands for Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling, that is, a public benefit organization. If the ANBI is granted, donations made to We Share will be tax deductible.
Statutory Name: Stichting We Share Forward
Brand name: We Share
KvK (Chamber of Commerce) number: 72136928
RSIN number: 859000928
IBAN: NL78 TRIO 0379 4023 00
BIC/SWIFT Code: TRIONL2U
Phone: +31 (0) 70 312 0 312
Address: Anna van Hannoverstraat 4, 2595 BJ, The Hague, The Netherlands
We Share works to foster a community mindset that prioritizes impact over profit, becoming the go-to funding platform supplying funding for education and social entrepreneurship. We do this through share-it-forward philosophy, circular financing model, focus on social impact and experience in the ecosystem. Our ultimate vision is to help attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) by supporting education and social entrepreneurship projects and fostering a share it forward mentality.
As a result, We Share Forward is a not-for-profit community, funded through donations, that enables early stage social entrepreneurs and changemaker students to tackle global challenges through its unique revolving philanthropic funding, knowledge, and network model. We enable impactful innovations to accelerate the achievement of the SDG by providing scholarships to the students and funding for the entrepreneurs to survive the valley of death.
POLICY PLAN OVERVIEW
We Share currently is mainly focused on SDGs 1 to 8. SDG 1 is an overarching principle throughout the design of all activities. Concerning SDG 2, We Share has been scouting projects supporting the sustainability of food production. The newly launched programme with Medicines Discovery Catapult to support early-stage social entrepreneurs in health and focused on providing both funding and technical assistance, specifically in the areas of patients with unmet needs in serious diseases, clearly links to SDG 3. Education, SDG 4, is one of We Share’s key pillars, including the recent exploration of a partnership with the Global School for Entrepreneurship. SDG 5, gender equality, again is an overarching principle of the organization, internally but also externally, as proven by the partnership with Women is Sustainable Finance. We Share is actively searching for the right initiatives in regard to SDGs 6 to 8.
We Share enables the achievement of the SDGs by including the revolving funding model as part of the philanthropic funding. In this way, We Share can exponentially increase the impact created by the Changemaker students and social entrepreneurs. This is done by catalyzing the funding again and again, and in doing so, ensuring the continuation of the funding program and its mission in the future. In addition, the Changemaker students or social entrepreneurs become a part of a wider community, thus gaining access to knowledge, skills development and mentors. Once successful in scaling their business, they can ‘pay it forward’ and contribute to supporting the next generation with these revolved funds, in turn becoming their funders and mentors.
BOARD AND STAFF
Eduard Jan Arthur De Jager, Founder
Simone Catharina Renee Brand, Secretary
Albert Frans Groenewoud, Treasurer
The board members do not receive a remuneration. Travel costs for attending a board meeting can be reimbursed up to a certain amount.
The salaries of the team are in line with market practice and follow the basic salary guideline 2016 of Goede Doelen Nederland.