GitN2Since 1995, the Center for Philanthropic Studies at VU Amsterdam biennially publishes macro-economic estimates of philanthropy and volunteering by households, foundations, corporations, and lotteries. This ongoing research project is known as the ‘Giving in the Netherlands’ (GIN) research project. In GIN, the Giving in the Netherlands Panel Survey (GINPS) serves as the main source of data for estimating the volume and nature of giving and volunteering by Dutch households.

View the summary of the GIN 2015 publication


In addition to the random sample of households which is representative for the Dutch population, the most recent GIN edition includes a sample of High Net Worth individuals and a sample of immigrants. The research is funded by the Ministry of Justice.

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science funds an additional research project on the consequences of new legislation on giving to culture and arts. 



From 1994 to 2000, four cross-sectional sample surveys were fielded. Since the 2002 wave, the survey has been fielded among a panel of respondents.

If you are interested in using the GINPS data for academic research, please consult the user manual.

You can download an overview of the available variables for two different surveys:

View the variable list for the Giving in the Netherlands Immigrant Survey (GINIS).

View the variable list for the Giving in the Netherlands Corporations Survey (GINCS).

Click here to download the forms asking for permission to use the data.