Governance & financials
The Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation, funded by the UK and Dutch governments, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and AXA Investment Managers. The Foundation is a registered charity in the Netherlands (ANBI-status).
Leadership and supervision
The Foundation is led by the Executive Board, represented by Jayasree K. Iyer, Executive Director. The Executive Board is responsible for the Foundation’s organisational and strategic development and day-to-day operations.
The Foundation has a Supervisory Board that oversees the management and strategic direction of the Foundation. The Supervisory Board also has an advisory function. The board meets every quarter and regular agenda topics include: strategy, finance, risk management, and staffing.
The governance and administration of the Access to Medicine Foundation are guided by its Governance Charter, Conflict of Interest Policy, Articles of Association and Code of Ethics documents. These outline the values on which the Foundation is built, including its role and the impact it aims to have on access-to-medicine issues.
The Foundation and its work is independently funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the UK government, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sport and AXA Investment Managers.
The Access to Vaccines Index was funded by the Dutch Postcode Lottery. Income streams are sufficiently diverse and secure in the short to medium term. We are proactively fundraising in order to secure multiple sources of funding for the long term.
Use of funds 2017 – 2021
The most recent Annual Report offers a detailed picture of the financial situation of our organisation. The most important trend in the past two years has been the continuous improvement of the equity position of the Foundation, with real-terms increases in the overall net result. The Foundation’s finances are audited annually by an independent external auditor and overseen by the Supervisory Board, which is independent from the Foundation's Executive Board.
The Access to Medicine Foundation is officially a registered charity in the Netherlands (known as ANBI-status).
Stichting Access to Medicine Foundation
Chamber of Commerce registration
Access to Medicine Foundation
1043 CB Amsterdam
+31 20 215 3535