Statute of the Foundation „Fundacja Plemię Sanu”

Chapter I.  General provisions

§ 1.  Name of the Foundation

The Foundation named „Fundacja Plemię Sanu”, hereinafter referred to as the Foundation, established by Jerzy Fiodoruk, hereinafter referred to as the Founder, notarial deed drawn up by a notary public in the Roman Karas Notary Office in Brzozów on October 23, 2001, No. Repertory A-5341/2001 operates on the basis provisions of the Law on Foundations of the 6 th April 1984 (unified text: Journal of Laws of 1991 No. 46, item. 203) and the provisions of this Statute, hereinafter referred to as the Statute.

§ 2.  Legal personality

The foundation is a legal person.

§ 3.  Headquarters of the Foundation

The domicile of the Foundation is the village Chmiel in the community Lutowiska.

§ 4.  Area of operation and organizational units of the Foundation

  1. The operation area of the Foundation is the country of Poland and if it is necessary to perform their tasks, the Foundation can operate abroad.
  2. In order to perform its tasks, the Foundation can set up local offices.
  3. The Foundation may establish departments abroad.

§ 5.  Duration

The duration of the Foundation is unlimited.

§ 6.  Stamp

The Foundation uses a round seal with the inscription on the rim: „Fundacja Plemię Sanu”

§ 7.  Supervisory authority

The responsible Minister in relation to the objectives of the Foundation is the Polish Minister of the Environment.

Chapter II.  The objectives of the Foundation and methods of their implementation

§ 8.  Objectives of the Foundation

The objectives of the Foundation are:

  1. protection of nature while preserving the natural balance, protection of ecosystems with respect to their biological diversity and the protection and preservation of the natural habitat of animals and plants;
  2. development of a natural way of human life together and in harmony with nature without damaging the natural habitat and disturbing the balance of the ecosystem;
  3. development of methods in teaching and practice, which are in harmony with nature, in particular:
    1. natural farming using natural, non-genetically modified seeds, without the use of chemical agents, heavy farm machinery and without plowing,
    2. natural building using local natural materials without the use of cement, artificial materials, chemicals, mineral wool etc.,
    3. traditional craft techniques, in particular those for which there is a risk that they fall into oblivion,
    4. natural and holistic education and pedagogy,
    5. natural and holistic therapies.

§ 9.  Methods of implementation the objectives of the Foundation

  1. The Foundation realizes its goals through:
    1. acquisition of land, which is in a natural state, with the aim to protect and maintain its natural habitat.
    2. Providing and maintaining of sites (eg. In the form of villages), in which one can learn a harmonious coexistence with nature, realized among other things through:
      • absence of chemical agents, electrical energy, vehicles and machines with internal combustion engine,
      • cultivation of land using natural seed material without the use of plowing,
      • use of local natural building materials;
    3. organizing and funding workshops and meetings on topics related to the objectives of the Foundation;
    4. financing the acquisition of natural non-genetically modified seeds – especially ancient and native species – for legal or natural persons, engaged in natural farming according to the objective of the Foundation as defined in § 8 point 3a;
    5. purchasing of books, newspapers and other publications that are thematically related to the objectives of the Foundation, to make them available to interested persons.
  2. To achieve its goals, the Foundation may support – including financial – the activity of other legal and natural persons whose activities correspond with the objectives of the Foundation, as well as cooperate with domestic and foreign institutions, groups or organizations acting within the scope of the Foundation's objectives, and with individuals who show an interest in the objectives of the Foundation.
  3. Details related to the activities of the Foundation and the realization of its objectives in a specific location will be determined in special regulations adopted by the Board.

Chapter III.  Foundation assets

§ 10.  Initial fund

The initial assets of the Foundation is the founding capital in the amount of PLN 1,200 (one thousand two hundred Zloty).

§ 11.  Income of the Foundation

The Foundation's income comes from:

  1. gifts, inheritances, donations, endowments, grants, or other forms of asset formation, awarded in favor of the Foundation by domestic and foreign natural and legal persons;
  2. income from fund-raising and public events;
  3. interest on capital investment and securities;
  4. income from movable and immovable assets.

§ 12.  Disposition of the assets of the foundation

  1. The Foundation may invest their funds in Polish and foreign currency in accordance with the provisions of foreign exchange law in authorized banks.
  2. Income from assets of the Foundation are intended solely for the implementation of statutory objectives and to cover the essential costs for the work of the Foundation.
  3. Income from endowments, donations, legacies and grants can be used to achieve all objectives of the Foundation, if the donor does not decide otherwise.
  4. In the case of the appointment of the Foundation for an inheritance inaugural, the Board may only declare the acceptance of inheritance with benefit asset, if it is obvious at the time of filing this statement, that the assets of the estate clearly exceed the legacy debt.
  5. Land owned by the Foundation may be disposed only to legal persons with statutory objectives similar to the objectives of the Foundation. This person must guarantee the continuation of the realization of the objectives for which the land is intended. Such a decision requires the presence of all the members of the Board.

Chapter IV.  Body of the Foundation

§ 13.  Administrative organ of the Foundation

  The administrative organ of the Foundation is the Foundation Management Board, hereinafter referred to as the Board.

§  14.  Method of appointing the Board

  1. The basic Board is appointed by the Founder.
  2. A once established Board may appoint additional members, the presence of all members of the Board is required.

§ 15.  Composition of the Board and his term of office

  1. The Board shall consist of at least three equal members or the Chairman of the Board and at least one additional member.
  2. The Board is appointed for an unlimited period.

§ 16.  Termination of membership on the Board

  1. Membership on the Board is terminated by reason of death or dismissal.
  2. The Board may dismiss a member without his vote in the case of:
    1. the submission of resignation,
    2. long-term illness or other reasons that prevent participation in the work of the Board,
    3. the non-fulfillment of the duties of a board member for more than one year,
    4. clearly obstructing the work of the Board,
    5. a material breach of the provisions of the Statute.

    The Chairman of the Board may be dismissed by the Board only in the case of resignation.
  3. If in the case of inconsistencies between the members of the Board leading to a crisis in the activities of the Board at least three members of the Board will apply to the Founder for the dismissal of a member of the Board, the Founder can dismiss this member. The member should be able to justify himself.

§ 17.  Competence of the Board

  1. The Board manages the Foundation's activities and represents it to the outside world.
  2. The scope of competence of the Board includes all decisions regarding the Foundation, in particular:
    1. adopting activity programs and financial plans of the Foundation;
    2. managing the assets of the Foundation;
    3. reporting on the activities of the Foundation;
    4. receiving subsidies, endowments, donations, bequests and subventions;
    5. merging with other foundations and membership in companies or associations in accordance with § 23 of the Statute;
    6. appointing and dismissing members of the Board in accordance with § 14 section 2 and § 16 section 2 and 3 of the Statute;
    7. adopting amendments to the Statute in accordance with § 22 of the Statute;
    8. adopting specific regulations, including regulations of the Board work;
    9. submitting applications which relate to the activities of the Foundation;
    10. establishing the internal organization of the Foundation.

§ 18.  Vote of the Board

For validity of the decisions of the Board is required unanimity of all members voting and the presence of at least half of its members, if not otherwise specified in a particular case.

§ 19.  Organizational Regulations of the Board

The shapes of the activity of the Board and the division of tasks among its members determines the regulations adopted by the Board.

§ 20.  Method of representation of the members of the Board

For the representation of the board members are authorized:

§ 21.  Submission of declarations on behalf of the Foundation

Statements of intent on behalf of the Foundation may make:

Chapter V.  Amendments to the Statute and changes to the Foundation objectives

§ 22.  Amendments to the Statute and changes to the Foundation objectives

  1. About amendments to the statute of the Foundation including its objectives, the Board decides in the presence of all members.
  2. Amendments to the Statute may not be related to the objectives set out in § 8 paragraph 1 and 2 of the Statute. All changes or additions to the Statute must be consistent with the objectives set out in § 8 paragraph 1 and 2 of the Statute.

Chapter VI.  Merging with another foundation, company or association

§ 23.  Merging with another foundation, company or association

  1. The Foundation may merge with a foundation with similar objectives under conditions to be determined by the parties.
  2. The merger should not take place if in result the objectives of the Foundation could change.
  3. The Foundation can join companies and associations with similar statute objectives.
  4. The decision on the merger or entering into companies and associations are made by the Board in the presence of all members.

Chapter VII.  Liquidation of the Foundation

§ 24.  Liquidation of the Foundation

About the liquidation of the Foundation decides the Board in the presence of all the members and with the consent of the Founder.

§ 25.  Method of liquidation of the foundation

  1. The Board shall appoint a liquidator of the Foundation.
  2. The duties of the liquidator are in particular:
    1. notification to the registry court of opening the liquidation;
    2. draw up a financial plan of liquidation and plan to meet commitments;
    3. fetching claims, fulfillment of obligations and cashing movable assets of the Foundation;
    4. transferring to the specified entities assets remaining after satisfaction of creditors;
    5. notification of completion of the liquidation to the registry court with a request for removing the Foundation from the register;
    6. transferring documents of the Foundation to the Polish State Archives.
  3. Land that is owned by the Foundation shall not be capitalized during the liquidation and must be given to the subject as a whole with the commitment of continuation of the realization of the objectives for which the land is intended.

§ 26.  Allocation of assets remaining after the liquidation of the foundation

Assets remaining after liquidation of the Foundation shall be transferred, subject to Art. 5 paragraphs. 4 of the Law on Foundations, to the Foundation „Fundacja San Tribe” based in Chmiel, REGON number 371002840, or if not possible, to another legal person with similar objectives to the Foundation.