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Charities that meet certain reliability requirements can be regarded by the Dutch tax authorities as a General Benefit Institution: in Dutch abbreviated ANBI.
Stichting Pioneers is an ANBI. You can check this in the ANBI register of the Tax Authorities at Fill in institution: Stichting Pioneers, and location: Bovenkarspel.
If you are subject to Dutch tax law, ANBI gives tax benefits, such as:

  • No inheritance tax nor gift tax

  • Donors of an ANBI may deduct their donations from the income and corporation tax.

  • In order to qualify for tax deduction of a Periodic donation, the donor and the ANBI must record the Periodic donation in a tax agreement.

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The following information meets our ANBI disclosure requirement:

Name   Statutory: Stichting Pioneers (formerly called Stichting Arabische Wereld Zending)
Work names: Pioneers Nederland, Pioneers Europe
RSIN   007399716
Chamber of Commerce   41150377
Contact details   PO Box 57
1619 ZH Andijk, Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)35 2033021‬
Purpose   Stichting Pioneers brings the gospel to the unreached peoples worldwide, with a special focus on the Arab world. Organizationally Stichting Pioneeers is part of the mission organization Pioneers International.
Our two mobilisation offices Pioneers Nederland and Pioneers Europe, both based in the Netherlands , recruit and facilitate missionary sending of Dutch and European christians.
Policy   Click here for our Policy outline.
Board   J.C. Smits (Jan) – chairman
R.P. Plattel (Rob) – interim secretary
R.P. Plattel (Rob) - treasurer
J.L. Andrews (John) – member
Board Renumeration Policy   Foundation directors are unsalaried.
Office staff are unsalaried and obtain livelihood from supporters.
There are 2 exceptions to the above:
Financial administrator (0.6 FTE) is remunerated.
Director Pioneers Netherlands (0,6 FTE) is remunerated

Organization costs are 100% reimbursed. Missionaries are unsalaried and receive support from donors.
Activity Report  

Prayer: No mission is without prayer. In addition to individual prayer, we participate in Pioneers monthly day of prayer. A prayer coordinator for our supporters is being sought.

Promotion: Each year the office releases 4 newsletters. Websites have been updated. Where possible promotional activities are set up. We participate in events with MissieNederland.

Guiding missionary sending: We intensively and individually coach candidates while they prepare to be sent.

Membercare: Although the team leader is first in line on the mission field, the gateway office is always on stand-by and helps where necessary. In addition, the home committee remains in close contact with the missionary on the field.

Fundraising: Stichting Pioneers is supported entirely by donations. 4 times per year donation requests are sent to supporters. We also receive periodic gifts and legacies. Donating via our websites is also possible.

Board/organization: The Board meets 4 times a year. After the organizational merger with Pioneers, Pioneers Nederland and Pioneers Europe are now built up further. There is daily contact with field leaders and the international office.

See our annual report for a more extensive list of our activities.

Financial Accountability   Click here for our Annual Report 2021 (in Dutch).