Leiden University foundations

There are several foundations that support the university’s activities. All of them have ANBI status that makes any donations tax deductible. You can find a full list and description of these foundations here.


Praesidium Libertatis

The Praesidium Libertatis Foundation raises contributions from (private) foundations , businesses and individual donors. This provides Praesidium Libertatis with the means to support programmes, research and education at Leiden University. This foundation also supports various other projects, including those focused on university heritage. Praesidium Libertatis also masterminds various donor events including, for instance, crowdfunding projects (using www.steunleiden.nl).

The Praesidium Libertatis Foundation will allow anyone who is interested in Leiden University to offer their support. Your help will allow the university to continue pursuing the highest standards in research and education.

For more information contact :
Leiden University – Development & Alumni Relations Department
Annette Mullink, telephone number: +31 (0)71-527 3321, e-mail: Praesidium.Libertatis@leidenuniv.nl

Leiden University Fund

The Leiden University Fund (LUF) raises funds among Leiden’s alumni in particular and uses these to subsidise education and research projects of faculties and researchers, or to finance endowed chairs for the university. But students can also appeal to the LUF for funds for activities that add value to their education.

Furthermore, the LUF organises various activities for Leiden’s alumni in the Netherlands and throughout the world, such as the annual Cleveringa Meetings and gatherings for the ‘Keyholders’.

For more information contact:
Leiden University Fund
Website: http://www.luf.nl/, telephone number: +31 (0)71-513 0503, e-mail: info@luf.leidenuniv.nl

The Bontius Foundation

The Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) enjoys an excellent reputation throughout the world for the quality of their fundamental research and patient care.

The Bontius Foundation raises the resources necessary to support research at the LUMC. Through the Bontius Foundation, named after Leiden’s first professor of medicine Gerardus Bontius (1536-1590), you can choose to specifically support the LUMC and even contribute to particular research projects taking place there.

For more information contact:
The Bontius Foundation
Website: www.bontiusstichting.nl , telephone number: +31-(0)71-526 4489, e-mail: bontiusstichting@lumc.nl

The Historical Commission for Leiden University

The Historical Commission for Leiden University works to increase the knowledge of, and the interest in, the history of Leiden University.

For more information contact:
Ms C. van Maris
Website (Dutch) and e-mail: c.vanmaris@bb.leidenuniv.nl

Last Modified: 25-01-2016