How You Can Help

Smart Shelter Foundation welcomes your support. This can be in the form of exchanging knowledge and experience. And it is of course possible to make a donation to our building and research projects.

If you would like to make a financial contribution to our projects, please wire your donation to our bank account via the details given below. We prefer this option, as in most cases, and mostly within Europe, the bank transfer is free of costs.

If you wish to arrange your donation by credit card or online by credit card, you can use the free and secure payment method of PayPal. Simply press the button below and fill in the requested information. In this case, a minor percentage of your donation goes to Paypal (but fortunately we are in the lowest percentage category).

If your donation is related to the Torino – Nice Rally please let us know in the description of your bank transfer, so we can contact you for the patch. If your donation is meant for a specific project, please send us your email ID, so we can keep you informed about the progress of ‘your’ project.  And of course, you can follow the progress on Facebook and Twitter.

Account Name: Stichting Smart Shelter
Account Number:
Bank Name: ABN AMRO Bank NV
Bank Address: Stadhuisplein 12
Bank Area Code: 2405 SH
City and Country: Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
IBAN number: NL80 ABNA 0436025469
BIC / Swift code: ABNANL2A
Recipient Address: Distelstraat 5, 2402VT
City and Country: Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
Link to PayPal:


About Your Donation

Smart Shelter Foundation finds it important to give a full account of all expenses so that you know exactly where and how, and on what your donation is spent.

Smart Shelter Foundation is 100% transparent to its partners, sponsors, and donors. We document our projects and expenses extensively and give full openness to the public through our annual report.

Between 2005 and 2012 we have done all the work on a voluntary basis, and no expenses were paid out to the board or team members. The figure below shows that in this period on average 97% of your donations went to our projects in Asia!

Since 2015 we have entirely shifted our activities from ‘developing work to developing technique’. For the moment we are not directly involved in building projects, but we focus on improving the overall building quality in developing countries, with a special focus on the seismic behavior of low-cost building techniques. Your donation will be spent on this research which we do under the name Smart Shelter Research. More information about our current research can be seen here.



Tax Hallmark

Smart Shelter Foundation is a so-called ANBI, meaning that we have been approved by the Dutch Tax Authorities as being a charitable trust. The advantage is that we do not have to pay any tax on any donation that we receive. To be eligible for this status, we need to follow certain rules and regulations as dictated by the Dutch tax authorities. Read more information about this status here.


Our Partners

Smart Shelter Foundation works closely together with local partners, during the execution of our building projects. In Nepal, we have a long-lasting and fruitful relationship with SEED Foundation, chaired by Mr. Damodar Bhakta Thapa, whom we recommend strongly to other organizations as well!

In the past we have collaborated successfully with the following organizations:

Stichting Star Children Dutch NGO
World Vision Nepal Nepali NGO
Child Welfare Scheme Nepal Nepali NGO
Hivos Dutch funding agency
Impulsis Dutch funding agency
CRWRC Canadian relief organization


Our Sponsors

Smart Shelter Foundation would like to express its gratitude to all our donors, sponsors, people, and organizations for their contributions throughout the years!

We want to give an extra big THANK YOU to James Olsen and all the riders from the Torino-Nice Rally, the team of KOMOOT, and the team of DP6 Architectuurstudio, you have been a great support.


The names of all project-related donations are mentioned on the various project pages. With the approval of the sponsor, their names are mentioned on the plaques we put on the buildings, as a long-lasting memory of appreciation.

If you are interested in sponsoring our beautiful initiative, we kindly invite you to make a donation. If you would like to offer us a helping hand in any other way, please do not hesitate to contact us.