A foundation does not have any members and aims (with the help of appropriate assets) to achieve a goal stated in its Articles of Incorporation. Moreover, a foundation does not have a profit objective. The foundation is established by notarial deed, which incorporates the articles of association of the foundation. These articles include at least:
- the full name of the foundation, which in all cases must contain “Foundation”;
- the registered office;
- the objectives;
- the manner of appointment and dismissal of the board members;
- the destination of the surplus after liquidation in case of dissolution of the foundation.
Other provisions such as the number of board members, the manner of decision-making, and how the assets are formed also can be included in the articles of association.
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