Varda Group


Stichting Varda


Who We Are
Stichting Varda was established in 2003 and aims to create maximum change for the benefit of people and the planet. It was founded by a group of campaigners who each had more than 20 years experience working in the environmental movement:
– Remi Parmentier
– Kelly Rigg
– Elaine Lawrence
– Steve Sawyer


What We Do (Headlines of our Business Plan)
Beginning in 2020, Stichting Varda is aiming to become more active, by providing support for projects and campaigns aimed at improving the environment, health, and/or social welfare. Funds permitting, we will provide both financial and strategic support. In general, our activities include:
– Developing, supporting and/or implementing specific projects which lead toward the
improvement of the environment, health, and/or social welfare;
– Capacity building and sharing of expertise strategic advice;
– Providing funding to organisations with compatible goals, where appropriate.


Current Projects
This page is under development


ANBI publications
General information:
Name: Stichting Varda
Contact: kelly(at)
Location: Dufaystraat 8, 1075 GT Amsterdam, the Netherlands
KvK number: 34191490
RSIN number: 812323865
Governance: The Stichting is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of the following members:
Kelly Rigg serves as the coordinator and administrator of the Stichting.
Salary policy: Board members receive no compensation for their time. There are currently no paid staff members.
Stichting Varda is currently applying for charitable status (ANBI). Once ANBI status has been designated, we will list annual reports (narrative and financial) here.