The Foundation

Our organization and objectives

nature for future

Our goal: to plant and protect as much biodiverse tropical forest as possible in order to reduce the human footprint and improve life on earth for future generations.

The name

The name 'Nature For Future' is inspired by our mission to work together on a future in which health and bio-diverse nature are central.

Foundation NFF has been around since 2013. In that time we have built up knowledge and a professional network. Everything has accelerated fast since 2019 and the name of the foundation was changed to 'Nature for Future'.

With the purchase of 83 hectares of land, the creation of a home base and an enthusiastic team, we now have what we need to really put the mission and vision into practice.


Ensuring optimal cooperation within our teams, with other specialists/organizations and with the local population.
By purchasing crucial pieces of land and creating connections between existing protected nature reserves we effectively increase the survival rate of (rare) animal species. 

NFF works from 3 angles:
1. Protect existing forest
2. Reforestation (transforming meadows and palm oil plantations)
3. Nature education

Board composition

The foundation board of NFF is diverse in terms of age and expertise.
What we have in common is a love for nature and the desire to reach important goals together.

We have opted for a small and decisive board!

Executive Committee
Operating from Costa Rica


Suus Twigt

chairman, initiator, visionary, trainer, coach, network manager

If we really do it together, it will certainly work!


Steyn van der velde

treasurer, initiator, facilities manager, webdesign, photography, nature guide

Willfulness above all, nothing is too crazy! 

Guus Huberts

Guus Huberts

secretary, webdesign, programmer, adventurer, nature guide

Let me go, everything can and must be better!

board members
Operating from the Netherlands

Lysbert Schuitema

Lysbert Schuitema

board member from NL
communication, advisor, designer

Making the world a better place, of course!


Inge Wekking

board member from NL
nurse, practical support

Respect for nature is respect for each other!

Advisory Council


Bob Tempelman

management consultant, fellow

My whole life has been devoted to serving non-profits. Nature for Future is a wonderful initiative and deserves all the support

Duif Kraamwinkel

Duif Kraamwinkel

environmental scientist and sustainability advisor

NFF is a wonderful example of an organization where a group of enthusiastic people dare to think and act across borders and in this way really achieve something. That is why I am happy to commit myself to this foundation as a member of the Advisory Council.


Reinier Engbers

owner of Engbers forest management

From my forest management expertise I like to contribute to this beautiful foundation


Since 2021, NFF in CR has a:

– homebase with guesthouse
– official daughter foundation
– skilled and reliable lawyers
– network of reforestation specialists

As a result, the financial, tax and legal flows are well organized and work is done quickly and efficiently.

Without Interests

The board members obviously have no profit interest. They only declare pure expenses.

The members of the executive board are entrepreneurs and therefore financially independent. They spend 1 or more days a week on the work needed to manage NFF.


The Nature For Future Foundation is a recognized ANBI foundation, which means that your donations are tax deductible.

There are also attractive schemes for 5-year donations. Read the details below.

address CR

Nature For Future
La Guaria,
Piedras Blancas, Osa,
🇨🇷 Costa Rica

Address NL

Foundation Nature For Future
Switbertushof 1
7131 TA Lichtenvoorde
🇳🇱 The Netherlands


Dutch Chamber of Commerce: 58702121

RSIN: 853145635

IBAN: NL12 TRIO 0197 7136 61

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