Land Portal Foundation | Land Portal

The Land Portal Foundation is a public benefit organization (ANBI) registered in the Netherlands (RSIN# 854330045), established on 8 September 2014. 

Our areas of focus:

  • Improving knowledge, communication and dialogue around land rights and land governance worldwide, with a particular emphasis on those most at-risk due to insecure land rights and great vulnerability to landlessness;
  • Creating and maintaining a system, known as "The Land Portal", that facilitates the collection, sourcing, and searching of otherwise fragmented and inaccessible data and information on land governance and land use from diverse sources, produced by governments, academia, international organizations, indigenous peoples and non-governmental organizations;
  • Encouraging social information exchange, debate and networking;
  • Establishing and maintaining a web-based data system that builds its strong foundations as the online destination for land information by combining public data, published information, and first-hand knowledge. 

As a registered Public Benefit Organization (non-profit) in the Netherlands, the Land Portal Foundation does not generate profits from its activities. We ensure all funds generated or received by the foundation are used to accomplish its stated missions and values. Our board members do not receive any remuneration for their work and only receive reimbursement of expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as board members.

Donations to the Land Portal Foundation can typically be deducted from your annual taxes, depending upon your country of residence. Learn more about donating to the Land Portal.


Ethics Policy

The Land Portal Foundation is dedicated to promoting ethical conduct and integrity across all its operations, guided by a comprehensive Ethics Policy. The ethics policy outlines our commitment to uphold the highest standards of ethical and professional behavior among our Board of Directors, Core Team, advisory committees, consultants, and associates.

Key aspects include prioritizing public safety, health, and welfare; treating all individuals with respect regardless of their background; maintaining professionalism; and upholding the Foundation's mission with fairness, efficiency, and effectiveness. We emphasize gender inclusion, addressing the specific needs of vulnerable groups, and ensuring an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The policy also stresses cultural sensitivity and the importance of embracing cultural differences to foster an inclusive and respectful working environment.

Our ethics mechanism includes a mandatory policy signing to acknowledge understanding and commitment, the establishment of a Board Ethics Committee for policy enforcement, and clear avenues for reporting contraventions. This reflects our dedication to transparency, accountability, and fostering an ethical culture that aligns with our vision of improved land governance for all.

Any Board Member, Core Team member, advisory committee member, or any other consultant or associate of the Foundation may reach out to the Board Ethics Committee at any time by using the email address


Annual Reports

As a non-profit organization, we are committed to meeting the highest standards of reporting and accountability. Our fiscal and reporting year runs from January to December, and our accounts are checked and approved by a certified accountant in the Netherlands. You will find links to our annual and financial reports below.






Registered address:

Land Portal Foundation
Keppelerdijk 87
7534 PA Enschede
The Netherlands


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