The capital of the Foundation is based on donations of governmental institutes like national banks, ministries, commercial banks, enterprises and other institutes in the period 1983 - 1985. From the start onwards the income of the Foundation existed almost completely out of interests and dividends from savings and investments. As a result of the persistently low interest rates, the capital has decreased significantly 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 achieve additional funding. To continue the bi-annual Jan Tinbergen awards a capital of € 400,000 is needed and interest rates at a level of about 4.5%. This capital will then be invested according to a rather simple but for an endowment fund safe investment strategy: €20,000 cash (present saving account), 60 % in staggered 10 years State Bonds of the Netherlands and the remaining 20% in a general World Industrial Shares Fund. At present 20% of the capital is invested in such a fund. Investment in State Bonds has to wait for higher interest rates.