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The Norbert Elias Foundation is a non-profit Foundation under Dutch law, a Stichting. Having been himself involved in its creation in 1983, Norbert Elias chose the Foundation to be the sole beneficiary of his belongings and the royalties of his work. Current income of the Foundation derives from copyrights and gifts. Members of the Board do their work voluntarily and without payment. For the activities of the Foundation, see the relevant sections of the website.

Larger donations to the Foundation have recently been made for earmarked purposes (such as summer schools for younger scholars), as well as general activities (such as the creation of the new website).

The Foundation is grateful for any donation, large and small, specified or general, anonymous or denominated. For any queries relating to donations, please contact Arjan Post at the secretariat of the Foundation, at: