Policy Plan

The “Wings for Animals Foundation” was founded by five KLM cabin crew in November 2015.
Starting from the first year we can count on the support of (TV) vet Piet Hellemans, who supports us as an ambassador.


As flight crew we visit many countries where we see animal suffering up close.
By joining forces we have increased our knowledge and strength.


The goal of the Wings for Animals is the worldwide support to small and medium-sized projects, that are committed to the welfare of animals.
In addition, the foundation provides useful information to create public awareness, so that animal suffering can be prevented.


How do we achieve this?

  1. Donations of money and relief supplies for local projects
  2. Organising and executing sterilisation actions
  3. Information and education on animal welfare
  4. Transporting relief supplies and providing our projects with supporting work at destination
  5. Providing emergency aid in the event of (natural) disasters



Which projects has Wings for Animals supported so far?
In addition to many one-off projects, Wings for Animals has built up a number of projects over the years that it regularly supports. Click here to see in what countries which projects we support.


The board of the Wings for Animals Foundation consists of:
Chairman: Annelies Moolenaar (cabin intercontinental flights)
Treasurer / Secretariat: Jacobien Vegter (cabin European flights)
Board member: Karine de Potter (captain European flights)


NB: The board is not paid for their time and effort. All expenses are paid for out of pocket.


How can you make a difference?
Our Foundation “Wings for Animals” is a non-profit organisation and therefore dependent on donations.
The fact that we always advertise our activities in a positive and transparent way results in a wide social media coverage, which in turn makes it interesting for the business community to support us. Naturally these businesses are compensated by an appropriate exposure on their part.


Tax authorities / ANBI

Since 2008 the Dutch Tax Administration can designate a foundation to be a “Public Benefit Organisation” (Dutch: Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling, ANBI). At least 90% of the efforts of an ANBI has to be focused on their targets. Wings for Animals has an ANBI quality mark. This means that we meet strict quality requirements. This way you can be sure that Wings for Animals contributes to a better world for the animals, handles every euro carefully and is accountable.