Dutch Foundation for Ladakhi Nuns

to support tibetan-buddhist nuns in Ladakh, India




The Dutch Foundation for Ladakhi Nuns is a PBI* foundation, registered with number 811729266. This means that we are accepted by the Dutch Tax Bureau as such. It also means you can deduct your gifts form your income-taxes, and we don't have to pay income taxes. For 2014 the Tax Office requires a Financial Report and our Policy for the next year to be on our website.

*PBI = Public Benefit Institution

Donations tax deductible

Since 2014 under Dutch law there can be a direct grant agreement between a donor and an ANBI organization (a charitable organization in the Netherlands), without the intervention of a notary, hence the notary fees will not apply.

If you pay tax in another country and want to send a large donation to the Dutch Foundation for Ladakhi Nuns (DFLN), please check with your local tax office if there is a similar scheme in your home country, and whether a donation to the DFLN, a foundation registered in the Netherlands falls under that scheme.

The Dutch Foundation for Ladakhi Nuns and its statutes are approved by the Dutch tax authorities as ANBI Foundation. You can deduct the entire donation from your taxable income with such a grant agreement. Otherwise, this is only possible if all your collective donations to recognized institutions (ANBI’s) exceed the amount of one percent of your threshold income for a year. Therefore most taxpayers normally cannot make donations tax deductible. Depending on your income, you can with this donation agreement obtain a refund from the tax authorities in the Netherlands to up to 52 percent of the amount donated! As long as in the Donation Agreement an annual donation of a minimum period of five years was agreed.

This is the situation in the Netherlands - if you pay tax in another country, kindly inquire about the legal situation there!

If you are Dutch taxpayer and want to complete a Donation Agreement, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To download the standard contract drawn up by the tax authorities please click the following link PDF Standard Agreement (NL)

Stuurt u de overeenkomst in tweevoud (een voor schenker en een voor ontvanger) naar:

Saskia Terschuur
Ambachtsmark 105
1355 EJ Almere-Haven

Na ondertekening van de penningmeester ontvangt u uw exemplaar terug voor uw administratie.

Brief history:

In 1995 Marlies Bosch visited Ladakh as a photographer for the foundation Chomo a conference for Buddhist women, organized by Sakyadhita (daughters of the Buddha). In subsequent years, she traveled extensively to Ladakh and was mainly involved in health projects for and by nuns. In 2003 she founded the Foundation 'Dutch Foundation for Ladakhi Nuns'(DFLN) with the aim to support nunneries in Ladakh. It was established with the help of Ladahk Nuns Association (LNA) which was founded in 1997 by the nun and doctor Tsering Palmo.


What could we accomplish in 2012 due to our donors and sponsors?

In 2012 Ladakhi Nuns were sponsored in the following ways:

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Our translators Nicolai and Reena,

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