Gifts and Donations FAQs

What is the Transnational Institute?

The Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable planet. For more than 40 years, TNI has served as a unique nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers.

When was the Institute founded?

The Transnational Institute was founded in 1974 as the international programme of the Washington DC-based Institute for Policy Studies.
You can find an overview of the history of TNI here:

What are the institute's research areas?

The programmes we currently focus on are listed here

Does the Institute publicise the names of its donors and contributors?

TNI protects the names and contact information of its private donors in accordance with our privacy policy. The finance section of the annual report has a list of the organisational funders from the year before.

How can I donate?

Our Support section offers several tailored options, such as one-time donations or recurring donations. Via the payment form you can choose to make either a one-off donation or set up a recurring direct debit (Monthly or Yearly) . You can pay by PayPal, iDeal, credit card or Sofort.

We currently use Mollie to process payments.

You can also make payments via the Whydonate app, available on Android and Iphone.

Who can I speak with if I have questions?

If you want advice regarding a gift or donation please send an email to our community builder Jess Graham: If you would like her to phone you, you can state your availability and she will be happy to give you a call.

Can I make a donation as a gift for someone else?

Yes, if you have given a donation and would like a letter of thanks in another person's name we will happily provide this for you. Email Jess Graham:

How much of my donation goes to TNI?

Our payment controller collects payments safely, incurring a small charge for each transaction (as described below). The remainder of your donation goes entirely to TNI.


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European consumer cards
€0.25 + 1.8%
Commercial & non-European cards
€0.25 + 2.8%
European consumer cards
€0.25 + 1.8%
Commercial & non-European cards
€0.25 + 2.8%
€0.25 + 2.8% €0.25 + 1.8% €0.25 + 1.8%
Ideal Bank transfer SEPA direct - debit Paypal Sofort


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€0.10 + PayPal fees
€0.25 + 0.9%

You can pay in USD, GBP, AUD and Euro.

Is TNI an NGO?

TNI has special NGO consultative status with UN Ecosoc since 1974, is registered as a non-profit foundation with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, and has charitable status in the Netherlands. TNI is also recognised as an independent, non-profit research centre in The Netherlands and at European Union level. It is an Associate Member of the International Social Science Council and the European Association of Development Institutes.

Where can I see the annual report?

Our 2018 annual report can be found here.
As an open and transparent organisation we share all our goals and finances by making our annual report availabile for each year. Audited accounts can be found here:

How is TNI supported?

TNI is a non profit organisation which means that it relies completely on external grants and donations. Currently we receive grants from funders to continue our work in specific areas. See:

How will my donation support TNI?

Our donors are crucial to our work. Your donation will help TNI continue to stand up for peace, justice and sustainability where it matters most.

Your gift supports our activists, organisers, writers and office staff to continue making a difference. There are many ways to support us whether it be a donation, by sharing our reports or coming to one of our events.

Donations from people like you help to sustain us. The gifts and actions of our supporters give TNI greater financial security. They are also a great way to show support for our past work and our vision for the future. We are committed to the long-term work of the movements.

Can I contribute in other ways? What about in-kind donations?

Perhaps you are more interested or able to donate your time and skills. All help is welcome! Please get in touch with our community builder Jess:

Is it safe and secure to donate using the donation form?

Mollie is our payment controller. Their privacy policy can be found here:  It states: “We take security extremely seriously. Through rigorous security checks, safe data storage, employee screenings and compliance with every available regulation, we can ensure the safety, stability and reliability of our payment platform. More details can be found at this link

TNI’s privacy policy:

Can I make a donation offline?

Yes you can make direct transfers, please contact Jess Graham for bank details. 

Can I come and give a donation in person?

Yes, you can make a card or cash payment at our office. Please get in touch with our community builder Jess ( to make an appointment.

Does TNI have an ANBI status?

Yes TNI is registered with the Dutch tax authorities as a public benefit institution (ANBI). See:

Can I donate to TNI with any crypto currency?

TNI does not currently accept donations by crypto currency.

Why is there a 5 euro/pound/USD/AUD minimum limit?

The minimum limit is to prevent unlawful card testing on our site.

What happens with the personal data I enter to make a donation?

We enforce a strict data protection policy. Payment information is used by the processor and is not saved by us. Your name and email address will be used only to send a thank you email for your donation.