Diergaarde Blijdorp, also known as the Royal Rotterdam Zoo Foundation, is a Cultural Public Benefit Institution (Cultural ANBI). This means that you can make a donation with a tax advantage. There are two possibilities:
1. A one-time donation that you can increase by 25%, and your threshold income determines the amount you can deduct.
2. A periodic donation that you commit to for at least five years, can be increased by 25%, and can be deducted from your income tax without a threshold.
A periodic gift that you commit for at least five years can be increased by 25% and can be deducted from your income tax without a threshold.
To be able to donate with a tax advantage, it is important to set this up for multiple years. With a periodic donation, you arrange an additional contribution to the animals and/or plants of Blijdorp for a minimum of 5 years. Your contribution becomes fully deductible from income tax. After filing your income tax return, the Tax Authority will refund a portion of the donation.
In 2021, Diergaarde Blijdorp was granted the status of 'cultural ANBI' retroactively from 2018. A cultural ANBI is an institution that is active in the cultural field for at least 90%. Given the monumental status and social relevance, the Tax Authority has granted Diergaarde Blijdorp this status.
This also means that there is a larger tax benefit for our periodic donors. Donors to cultural ANBIs are eligible for an additional deduction for gifts. Individuals may multiply their gift to a cultural ANBI by 1.25 and deduct it as a gift in their income tax return. Companies subject to corporate income tax may deduct 1.5 times the amount of such a gift in their corporate income tax return. When you file your return, it will be checked directly whether it concerns a cultural ANBI, and the tax return system will provide you with the extra benefit.
Please note: The tax deduction for a periodic donation is not subject to a minimum or maximum. You can deduct the entire amount from your income tax return. The 25% enhancement factor applies to the first €5,000 of your donation. In the coming years, the percentage at which you can deduct your donation in box 1 will be reduced. In 2020, this was still 46%, in 2021 it will be 43%, in 2022, 40%, and in 2023, 37.1%.
Regular donations at the highest income tax bracket:
Support us for 5 years and secure this with a private donation agreement. This is a standard agreement that you can send with your tax return.
Support us for 5 years and secure this with a private donation agreement. This is a standard agreement that you can send with your tax return. Our RSIN number is 002772036. You will need this number for your tax return. Please note: Blijdorp Zoo is formally called Stichting Koninklijke Rotterdamse Diergaarde, we are registered under this name.
Please note: The file contains 2 copies: one for you as a donor and one for Diergaarde Blijdorp. Once you have printed, completed and signed the forms, you can send them both to Diergaarde Blijdorp. The forms received are then signed by our director after which a version is sent back to you. This is proof for the tax authorities. This makes the donation officially recorded.
You can send the Periodic Gift forms to Diergaarde Blijdorp, Periodical Gift, Reply number 1529, 3000 VB Rotterdam (please do not email).