Countless people are affected by war and conflict every day. We use music as a tool to build connections, foster empathy and shape communities. Studies have shown that music is a powerful tool that can shape culture and strengthen social bonds.
Music is our universal language.
Show your support and donate today so we can continue using music as a means to address societies divided and affected by conflict.
Stichting Musicians without Borders
Triodos Bank Nederland
3704 HD Zeist
IBAN: NL43 TRIO 0390 2715 86
Our previous account is still active:
ING Bank N.V.
1102 MG Amsterdam
IBAN: NL11 ING B0008114842
Musicians without Borders is an ANBI organization. Contributions are deductible for Dutch taxpayers: Find out more.
For U.S. citizens wishing to make a tax-deductible contribution
Please click here to make a contribution through our partner organization, the Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Friends of Musicians Without Borders
If you wish to become a Friend of Musicians Without Borders, please choose to make a recurring monthly contribution of at least $5.
Please include in the message box that the donation is for Musicians Without Borders and notify us of your donation at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also mail a check to:
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Nyack, NY 10960
Write “Musicians w/o Borders” in the memo line.
‘As an opera singer, I experience the power of music daily. My support for Musicians without Borders stems from my heartfelt desire for people living with the misery caused by war to also experience the connecting and healing power that music offers.’
– Eva-Maria Westbroek, Ambassador of Musicians without Borders, Honorary Chair 88 Keys
88 Keys is a group of people who form the foundation of core support for Musicians without Borders.
Their support makes it possible for the organization to continue its work. Each Key contributes an annual donation of € 1.000,- or more, with a pledge of a minimum period of 5 years. With their structural support, 88 Keys provides Musicians without Borders with a secure base which ensures the sustainability of its projects.
As a Key, you will be invited regularly for special concerts, presentations or personal encounters with our musicians, project managers and ambassadors. Above all, you will have the satisfaction that you are part of our network of core support, making all of our work possible.
For residents of the Netherlands, Musicians without Borders is registered with the tax authorities as an ‘ANBI’ (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling). All gifts to Musicians without Borders are therefore tax-deductible. In addition, the law governing gifts to cultural organizations (Geefwet) gives a tax deduction for pledges of 5 years or more of 125%. Please contact us for more information.
For residents of the United States, tax deductible gifts to Musicians without Borders can be made through our fiscal partner, FOR USA.
How do I join 88 Keys?
Send an email to Laura Hassler:
She will contact you with more information.
Make a peaceful world your legacy.
In war-stricken areas we use the power of music for peacebuilding and reconciliation. Music makes people empathetic, it reduces fear, connects people and gives hope. Music unites and heals wounds. We empower musicians as social activists and local youth as change makers of the future!
When you include Musicians without Borders in your will, you leave more than just money. Your legacy will be the message that the world should be a more peaceful place and that it is within reach.
What will Musicians without Borders do with your legacy?
We will bestow your legacy according to your wishes to the best of our ability.
How can you include Musicians without Borders in your will?
Including us in your will is simple to do. You only need to make a detailed description of your wishes and include it in your will. You have several options:
1. Leave Musicians without Borders a bequest.
When you leave a bequest you leave a specific amount of money, or a specific asset such as real estate, jewelry or artwork.
2. Appoint Musicians without Borders as one of your heirs.
The second option is to appoint Musicians without Borders as one of your beneficiaries. This way, Musicians without Borders has a right to a percentage of your heritage, next to other heirs such as children and/or other family members. In your will you then register the exact percentage you would like Musicians without Borders to receive.
3. Appoint Musicians without Borders as your only heir.
The third option is to leave your entire heritage to Musicians without Borders. In this way, your assets will be dedicated to supporting our worldwide activities.
Depending on your personal situation Musicians without Borders, as the sole heir, can also fulfill the role of executor and settle the inheritance.
Exempt from inheritance tax
Heirs are normally bound to pay inheritance tax over the received heritage. Musicians without Borders however, being designated as a ‘Public Benefit Organisation’ by the Dutch Tax Administration, is exempt from this tax. As a result, your entire heritage can be dedicated to supporting our activities.
Want to know more? Need assistance?
Are you considering leaving (a part of) your heritage to Musicians without Borders? Please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with the information you need to come to a well-informed decision. Call us: +31 (0) 20-3305012 or send us an email: email@example.com.
Which information does my notary need?
If you wish to include Musicians without Borders in your will, your notary will need the following information:
Name: Stichting Musicians without Borders
Office: Tolhuisweg 1, 1031 CL Amsterdam
Chamber of Commerce number: 34107061
Account number: IBAN: NL43 TRIO 0390 2715 86
If you would like to donate musical instruments or equipment, please contact Irma Kort at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Donations of instruments at this moment only possible in the Netherlands.)
If you would like to donate orchestral instruments or band equipment that do not appear on the lists, we may be able to help identify a new owner or a worthy cause. In the past, we were able to help an advanced student from Bosnia-Herzogovina to obtain a professional oboe and help the music school in Banja Luka to begin an oboe class using oboe donations from The Netherlands and England.
Donations of good string instruments are regularly directed to students in Bosnia-Herzogovina and Serbia. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Instrument Fund Volunteers
The fund has been made possible thanks to the help of many, generous individuals, associations and foundations who donate their instruments, instrument builders and restorers who donate their time and expertise and friends and colleagues who help transport instruments free of charge.
Luc Kossen, Bulgarije Shop Amsterdam, http://www.luckossen.nl
Advice on the instrument quality and state of repair
Arne Visser (conductor, tuba player)
Marc Kaptijn (trumpet player)
Heleen Kuiper (violinist)