The Board noticed that capital of the Foundation, due to the persistent low interest rates, has decreased over the last years and with the low interest rates it may be expected that it will continue to do so. To guarantee the future of the Jan Tinbergen Awards it will be necessary to stimulate additional funding. The statutes of the Foundation have been adapted in such a way that sponsoring becomes fiscally interesting for potential sponsors. The development and implementation of a sponsoring programme is planned for 2018. The Foundation will start a campaign to increase the capital of the foundation by approaching potential sponsors in 2018.
The Board of the Foundation met twice in 2017.