SNV was founded in the Netherlands in 1965 as a collaboration between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a number of private organisations.
While SNV became fully independent from the Ministry in 2002, the organisation retains strong links with the Dutch government and people. We continue to receive a limited amount of funding from the Ministry and seek to align our work with Dutch development priorities.
Our headquarters are located in The Hague, and our Managing Board and Supervisory Board are based in the Netherlands.
We welcome visitors to our office in The Hague - you can find directions here.