Support us with a donation
Supporting the COC can be done in a variety of ways. For example, you can contribute by being yourself. As a gay man, keep walking hand in hand on the street. As a lesbian woman, keep giving your girlfriend a kiss when saying goodbye at the train station. Say something about it when a trans person is called out on the street.
In addition, you can also contribute financially. This support is just as essential to the COC, because these contributions have enabled us to make a difference for lhbti+ persons since 1946. Together, we support initiatives throughout society.
Donate for a diverse and inclusive society
We welcome anything, no matter how big or small your financial contribution. Fortunately, donating is a snap via iDeal, or our own Tikkie.
Would you rather make a donation yourself? Of course you can! You can transfer your donation to NL84 ABNA 05188 61 457 in the name of COC Netherlands.
Did you donate?
Then be sure to share it with friends, family, acquaintances, colleagues - anyone! Your contribution may motivate others to donate as well.
Donate as a company or employee(s)
Employees can often donate securely and quickly to COC through donation platforms such as Global Giving or Benevity. Check if your company is also affiliated with one of these platforms!
Did you know that employers can choose to double employee donations? Many companies already do this, making your euro worth twice as much, and supporting the lhbti+ community twice as much! Is your company not doing this yet? Then contact us at [email protected], and we can advise you on this.
COC is affiliated with the following donation platforms, among others:
Is your company affiliated with a donation platform that does not yet include COC?
If so, let us know and we'll get it sorted out!
Thanks to your support
Your contribution means a lot to us. Not only because we feel supported, but also because we can take action. So we can set up Gender & Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) at schools, make initiatives like Purple Friday possible and support the entire rainbow community. All possible thanks to your support!
We can do all this thanks to your donation:
Taking international action
Such as a collaboration with the lhbti+ movement in Vietnam. In this we brought local initiatives together, and there is now a recurring conference titled Stronger Together.
Continue to lobby for your interests
Such as the amendment of Article 1 in the Constitution. This prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Providing a listening ear
Like the COC Switchboard. Volunteers here are ready to take any questions or thoughts from the rainbow community via email, phone or chat. No question is too crazy for them.
Supporting victims of discrimination and violence
Like Monique de la Fressange who was attacked in the street. The next day we called her immediately to ask if there was anything we could do.
Like Aydin Karadag. He works in The Hague at Jong&Out, COC's youth group where you can meet LGBT peers in a safe way.
Support key initiatives
Like that of Yaşar Gülmez. He founded the Sirkaf Foundation, where lhbti+ persons of Turkish Dutch background can meet.
Continuing to help vulnerable groups
Like Sonny Jermain. He came to the netherlands in 2017 as a newcomer because gay sex is illegal in Zimbabwe. He has since set up a safe space for African lhbti+ newcomers.
So help us a lot! Through your contribution, you make an immediate difference for everyone in the rainbow community. Plus, donating is incredibly easy via iDeal, or our own Tikkie.
Frequently Asked Questions
I want to make a monthly fixed donation, how can I do that?
I want to deduct my donation from taxes. Is that possible?
The COC is an organization with ANBI status. This means that we are committed to society as a Public Benefit Institution. Donations to ANBIs are - above a certain threshold - deductible from your income tax. It is also possible to sign a periodic donation agreement with the COC and then no threshold amount applies. You can read here how you can make an advantageous donation to COC.
Is it possible to pay your dues by agreement?
Unfortunately, this is not possible. If you have any questions, you can always email us!
How can I donate as a company?
Can I bequeath (part of) my assets to COC? How do I arrange that?
I want to do a fundraiser because of a special event
Are you celebrating your birthday, getting married or celebrating so many years with your partner and would you like your friends and/or guests to make a donation to the COC on the occasion? Then please contact us. For special occasions, we are happy to create a Tikkie link and QR code for you to use for this purpose. When your fundraiser is over, we'll link you back to what it raised and you can thank the generous donors again.
I set up a Pride campaign among colleagues and would like to donate the proceeds to COC
How good that you did and want to donate the proceeds. You can contact us, and we will be happy to help you.
I want to cancel my sponsorship
Of course we are very sorry if you cancel, but you can stop your support of the COC at any time. Just fill out the contact form. If you have any suggestions to make our work better, please mention them!