The executive board is responsible for managing and representing the Foundation. The board of the Foundation is composed of a minimum of six, maximum of ten members. The board members are selected by the Foundation council. The board's term of office is one calendar year, and it has normally 6- 9 meetings during the year.
The executive board:
- directs the Foundation activities and sets guidelines
- oversees the implementation of the annual action plans and budget
- makes project-funding decisions
- bears employer responsibilities and recruits staff when required
- decides upon changes to the Foundation charter, with council's agreement
The main duty of the Siemenpuu Foundation council is to monitor and support the work of the Foundation. Each of the founding organisations of Siemenpuu has the right to appoint one member and one vice member to the council. The council's term of office is two calendar years. An annual meeting is held in October-December.
- discuss on the action plan and budget
- discuss on the annual and audit reports
- agrees on changes to the Foundation charter
- selects the executive board members and the chairperson
- selects the Foundation's auditors
Thematic Working Groups
Siemenpuu has three volunteer-run thematic groups for Siemenpuu's funding schemes: Biocultural rights of indigenous forest communities, Feminist agroecology and community forests, and Energy justice. These board-appointed groups act as guidance and action groups for the respective funding schemes and have an active role in monitoring and developing the schemes and their communication work, and in developing South-North cooperation. In addition, there is a volunteer group for communication issues.
The main duty of the Siemenpuu office is to administer projects funded by the Foundation. The Siemenpuu Foundation has five permanent employees: a director, two programme coordinators, a communications and programme coordinator and a financial planner. You can find here our contact details.
- implements annual action plans within budgetary limits
- is in charge of organisational development of the Foundation
- represents the Foundation towards the public together with representatives of the executive board
- acts as the informant in executive board meetings