::  Spanda is in Consultative Status with the
UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
::  Partner - LEED Programme.
::  Spanda promotes the 10 principles
of the UN Global Compact.
::  Spanda fosters the UN
Decade of Education for Sustainable
Development (DESD).
::  Spanda fully supports the UN SDGs.
::  Spanda is registered with the UNV
Online Volunteering service

::  Spanda endorses the Earth Charter Initiative.




About Us

Sahlan L. Momo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Semar Publishers.

Spanda is a resource for innovative people
and institutions worldwide, its core values embody
some basic themes in all of its programmes:
.    Respect and appreciation for diversity of ideas and people.
.    Protection and enhancement of a just and equitable quality of
life for all species within the means of nature.
.    The pursuit of social justice with understanding of and compassion
for disenfranchised communities.
.    Support to initiatives that nurture and strengthen the capacities
of current and future generations, regardless of race, beliefs,
income, gender, family circumstances or ability.
.    The pursuit of ethical and spiritual concerns to stimulate
ongoing dialogue and debate,  in order to gain increased
understanding of ethical perspectives.


The Foundation was established in The Hague, the Netherlands, in 2005 under the Dutch law as a legally independent institution, its legal status corresponding to Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Service.

Governed by a Board of Trustees, Spanda is committed to foster projects that leverage additional support and serve as a catalyst for long-term systemic change in the areas of
Culture, Education, Health, Environment, Microfinance and Research.

A transnational non-governmental non-profit organization
for the advancement of Peace, Knowledge and Understanding,
the Foundation's work is supported by donations from
individuals, foundations, corporations, and countries.

Origin of the name Spanda.


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Foundation Charter No. 2005.001957.01
Notary’s Office Koch Notarissen, The Hague, 9 May 2005

Registration No. 27277197
Register of the Chamber of Commerce of The Hague, 11 May 2005

Status   ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling) - Non profit Organisation

Spanda Foundation ANBI/Charitable Status

As of September 20th 2007, the Dutch Tax Service (Belastingdienst) has granted to Spanda Foundation (Stichting Spanda) ANBI status. The Dutch abbreviation ANBI stands for Algemeen Nut Beogende Instellingen (Institution Aimed at the Common Good) and refers to charitable, religious, humanistic, cultural and scientific institutions whose mission and operations are deemed by the Tax Service overwhelmingly to serve the Common Good. The Dutch government implements a fiscal policy that encourages the donation of funds to causes that advance the Common Good. Apart from granting tax advantages to Spanda, ANBI status also favors Spanda’s Sponsors, Contributors and Patrons in countries that grant tax concessions to foreign registered charities, as well as those based in the Netherlands. Sponsors, Contributors and Patrons who have made a donation to Spanda may be able to deduct the amount from taxable income. For a copy of Spanda’s ANBI certification from the Netherlands Tax Service, please click here: Dutch original; English version.

RSIN Fiscal Number ANBI 814979075   |   VAT/BTW   NL814979075B01
US - IRS   |   EIN   46-4118601

Bank account No. 468265236, ABN-AMRO, The Hague, Netherlands
IBAN   NLØ6ABNAØ468265236  -  BIC   ABNANL2A


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