2013 Annual Report

Themes
Safety & Shelter
Education
Sports & Culture

 

Bern, Switzerland
Organization: Transgender Network Switzerland
Project: Erste Schweizer Transtagung
Theme: Education
Grant awarded: € 1,500
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Organization: Sisi Kwa Sisi Foundation
Project: Usawa [Equality]
Theme: Education
Grant awarded: € 4,000
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Durban, South Africa / Paris, France
Organization: Association Les Dégommeuses
Project: The Kick-Off – Documentary Film
Theme: Sports & Culture
Grant awarded: € 5,000
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Kampala, Uganda
Organization: Sexual Minorities Uganda
Project: Sexual Minorities Uganda
Theme: Education
Grant awarded: € 4,985
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Istanbul, Turkey
Organization: TurkMSIC
Project: Workshops
Theme: Education
Grant awarded: € 675
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Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina
Organization: Sarajevski Otvoreni Centar
Project: Coming Out Stories
Theme: Education
Grant awarded: € 1,500
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Lucknow, India
Organization: Maan Foundation
Project: Shelter Project
Theme: Safety & Shelter
Grant awarded: € 5,000
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Wroclaw, Poland
Organization: Q Alternatywie
Project: March of Equality
Theme: Education
Grant awarded: € 1,000
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Sofia, Bulgaria
Organization: Bilitis Resource Centre
Project: Media Kit and Workshop
Theme: Education
Grant awarded: € 1,000
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Organization: LEGEBITRA
Project: On The Edge 2
Theme: Safety & Shelter
Grant awarded: € 5,000
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Accra, Ghana
Organization: CEPEHRG
Project: Protecting LGBT Rights
Theme: Education
Grant awarded: € 5,000
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Moscow, Russia
Organization: Russian LGBT Sport Federation
Project: Sport Votes for Tolerance
Theme: Sports & Culture
Grant awarded: € 4,150
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Organization: Grupo Artemisa
Project: Become Listen
Theme: Sports & Culture
Grant awarded: € 3,000
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Effurun-Wari, Nigeria
Organization: Queer Alliance Nigeria
Project: Information for Transformation
Theme: Education
Grant awarded: € 5,000
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Tirana, Albania
Organization: OMSA Albania
Project: Training of LGBT Families
Theme: Education
Grant awarded: € 4,000
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East Africa, Africa
Organization: Project East Africa
Project: Project East Africa
Theme: Safety & Shelter
Grant awarded: € 5,000
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Mumbai, India
Organization: The Humsafar Trust
Project: SAHARA
Theme: Safety & Shelter
Grant awarded: € 5,000
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Barcelona, Spain
Organization: Fundació ACSAR
Project: LGBT Asylum Rights Seminar
Theme: Safety & Shelter
Grant awarded: € 5,000
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Ankara, Turkey
Organization: Red Umbrella
Project: An Invisible Reality
Theme: Safety & Shelter
Grant awarded: € 5,000
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Gisenyi, Rwanda
Organization: Other Sheep Rwanda
Project: Reduction of LGBTI discrimination
Theme: Education
Grant awarded: € 5,000
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Havana, Cuba
Organization: OBCUD LGBT
Project: LGBT Rights Education
Theme: Education
Grant awarded: € 2,500
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PlanetRomeo Foundation hereby presents its 2013 annual report. In 2013, PlanetRomeo Foundation made significant steps, both in third party fundraising as well as in further positioning PlanetRomeo Foundation towards potential donors.

2013 Project Overview

A total of 95 funding requests have been received in 2013, 58 of which were rejected because they did not match the Foundation’s funding strategy and policy. At the end of 2013, 15 funding requests were still under consideration and became part of the first 2014 review round.



Funding Requests 2013

Under consideration end of 2013 ▼
15
16% of 95 requests
Rejected ▼
58
61% of 95 requests
Granted ▼
22
23% of 95 requests

A total of 21 funding requests were granted a contribution in 2013 for a total amount of € 82.380 allocated. An overview of these projects can be found in the world map presented above.

Amount Awarded by Region

Asia & The Pacific ▼
€ 10,000
2 projects
12.1%
Africa ▼
€ 38,055
8 projects
46.2%

Other European Countries ▼
€ 9,650
3 projects
11.7%
Middle East & North Africa ▼
€ 5,675
2 projects
6.9%
EU Countries ▼
€ 13,500
5 projects
16.4%
Central America ▼
€ 5,500
2 projects
6.7%

Amount Allocated by Theme

Sports & Culture ▼
€ 8,220
10,0% of € 82,380
Education ▼
€ 54,160
65,7% of € 82,380
Safety & Shelter ▼
€ 20.000
24,3% of € 82,380

2013 Financial Overview

In 2013, the total amount of donations received was € 110,647. PlanetRomeo Foundation received a total of € 46,647 in third party donations from individuals. € 41,980 was received via the planetromeo.com community, € 4,667 from other sources. PlanetRomeo B.V. made a donation of € 64,000.


Income 2013: € 110,647

Donation PlanetRomeo B.V. ▼
€ 64,000
57,8% of € 110,647
Donations planetromeo.com community ▼
€ 41,980
37,9% of € 110,647
Third party donations ▼
€ 4.667
4,2% of € 110,647

In 2013, the total amount of expenditures was € 88,548. The greater part of this cost, € 82,380, consists of the actual project funding. On overhead, € 6,168 was spent. Relative to the above mentioned annual income of € 110,647, this results in an overhead percentage of 6.9%.

Expenditures 2013: € 88,548

Project funding ▼
€ 82,380
93,1% of € 88,548
Overhead ▼
€ 6,168
6,9% of € 88,548


Service Agreement
PlanetRomeo B.V. provides services, like the provision of staff, office space and inventory to PlanetRomeo Foundation. This is set in a so-called Service Agreement which has been valued at a cost level of € 38,405. To cover these costs, PlanetRomeo B.V. donates these services in-kind. This allows PlanetRomeo Foundation to keep its overhead cost at the lowest level possible. The total amount of operational costs, service agreement excluded, was € 6,168 in 2013.

2013 Result
The positive operating result for the year 2013, in the amount of € 22,099 has been added to the continuity reserve.

 

2013 Annual Overview

Fundraising Activities

Since the launch of the Foundation website in December 2012, PlanetRomeo Foundation started with collecting third party donations. To further expand its fundraising activities in 2013, PlanetRomeo B.V. offered its kind cooperation to the development of the Foundation Donation Program, specifically targeted at the planetromeo.com community. Because it is expected that the majority of the 1.6 million users on planetromeo.com will be sympathetic towards the Foundation and its activities, it represents a great fundraising potential for PlanetRomeo Foundation. The program enables them to easily make a donation of either € 10, € 25 or € 50. As an acknowledgement for their donation they receive a ‘Foundation Logo’ with either a white, silver or gold edge on their profile for one year. The program turned out to be quite successful. At the end of 2013, a total amount of € 41,980 had been raised. The launch marked another step in improving both brand awareness and the identity of PlanetRomeo Foundation.


Relationship and Strategic Alliance Development

PlanetRomeo Foundation has the intention to build good relationships with other charities for several reasons. It will help to define and strengthen its own position within this field of influence. Moreover, these contacts with similar organizations provide all parties with the opportunity to learn from one another and improve the quality of the work. Furthermore, maintaining external contacts will enhance the visibility of PlanetRomeo Foundation. Finally, building and maintaining a network will improve the quality of the funding requests received and enhance worldwide coverage. The Foundation board has defined this quality improvement and inclusion of all regions as first priority.


Internal and Organizational Developments

Internal organization and processes
Attention has been paid to fine-tuning both the assessment and evaluation process by improving procedures and reviewing forms. The funding request form and guidelines were revised. To further improve and standardize the way supported organizations account for the contribution granted to them, a format was developed for both the narrative and the financial reports.

Management Board
In 2013, the Management Board maintained a regular frequency of meetings to safeguard organizational development including structure, policies and strategy of the Foundation. The board met 10 times in 2013. The term of appointment of 2 board members, Janneke Harting and Björn van Roozendaal, ended in the second quarter of 2013. At the end of 2013, the board consisted of 3 members, whilst the board invested resources in expanding with one or more members.

Supervisory Board
The Supervisory Board convened twice in 2013. These were joint meetings with the management board in which the 2012 annual financial report and the 2014 budget were reviewed and adopted. In compliance with their mandate, the supervisory board discussed with the management board, the policy and strategic decisions as well as developments and approved the decisions made. Former management board members Janneke Harting and Björn van Roozendaal expressed their wish to remain involved with PlanetRomeo Foundation. The two of them were appointed as supervisory board members in July 2013.

Term of appointment
All board members are appointed for the duration of 3 years. After this period this appointment can be renewed.


Full 2013 Annual Report
The full 2013 Annual Report is available for download.