Rutgers WPF is an independent non-profit organisation with social objectives. We aim for the most effective and efficient use of public funds. Our main funders are the Dutch government and various charity and development funds. We also obtain income through tenders and assignments, given out by organisations in the Netherlands and abroad that aim to improve the sexual and reproductive health of the world's population.
Dutch Ministry of Health
The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) annually awards an institutional subsidy, which helps us to carry out basic activities in the Netherlands. However, Rutgers WPF has to raise funds from other sources to finance larger projects.
Funds and subsidies
Rutgers WPF submits project proposals for Dutch programmes to charity funds such as the VSB Fund, Stichting Kinderpostzegels (Children’s Charity), Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Seksualiteit (Fund for Academic Research on Sexuality) or the Innovatiefonds Zorgverzekeraars (Innovation Fund Health Insurance). We also submit calls to ministries (Health, Education, Justice), or related parties (such as ZonMw, the Dutch organisation for health research and development) and social organisations.
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs plays an important part in financing our international work. Rutgers WPF is one of the participants of the SRHR Alliance Unite for Body Rights Programme and receives subsidy on the basis of the Dutch cofinancing system MFS-II (2011-2015). MFS-II is the grant framework of the Dutch government for Dutch civil society organisations involved in development collaboration.
Commissions and private assets funds
Rutgers WPF tenders to calls from international organisations, such as the European Union and the World Bank and we receive grants from both Dutch and international private assets funds. Likewise, Rutgers WPF receives an annual grant from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.