What is Cordaid?
Cordaid is one of the Netherlands largest relief organisation and was founded in 2000 after a fusion of several interest groups. Parts of Cordaid have been around way before 2000 and date back to the 1930s. Cordaid has a catholic identity and operate with dignity, solidarity and stewardship in mind.
Cordaid Memisa is part of Cordaid and focuses on mothers in third world countries. They aim to assure that every mother can safely give birth to her child, to reduce maternal mortality.
Cordaid integrity policy
When donating money to a charitable organisation, you’ll want to know what your money is spent on. It’s hard to check this. You want your money to go to the people who need it most, but worry that it’s used to enhance the directors bank account.
How much does Cordaids director earn? In the case of Cordaid, there’s no need to worry. Cordaid easily meets the requirements set up by several norms and codes for charities as required by Dutch law. Moreover, in 2011 Cordaid won the so called ‘Transparency Prize’, awarded to transparent companies.
In line with this transparency, you can find exactly how much director Kees Zevenbergen gross annual pay amounts to: €118.068. Which is a lot less than the norm set by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. This norm dictates that a charity director is not allowed to earn more than a ministry director-general. So, cancelling your Cordaid subscription out of fear that your money doesn’t end up with the right people, is not needed.