Friends of TRICALS

The foundation Friends of TRICALS was founded to support the activities and scientific research of TRICALS. This is achieved through fundraising and by making funds and resources available for TRICALS to find new treatments for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Who are Friends of TRICALS?

Friends of TRICALS is a private, not-for-profit foundation. The primary goal of the foundation is to support and financially promote, or otherwise, the activities and scientific research of TRICALS. The foundation does not aim to make a profit. Friends of TRICALS endeavors to achieve this goal by raising funds and other resources and by making these funds and resources available (e.g. by means of loans or donations and also by investing capital). The sole purpose of Friends of TRICALS is to contribute to common interest by (financially) supporting TRICALS and therefore their goal to find a cure for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Click on the links to read more about the policy (link) and bylaws (link) of Friends of TRICALS (2020).


Our vision, mission and ambition



Only by a large-scale collaboration between researchers, funders, industry and patients can we find cures for ALS



To support TRICALS in providing the highway towards new therapies for ALS



To raise €40 million to support research of TRICALS


Friends of TRICALS is a not-for-profit organisation and is dependent on contributions from others. These contributions can consist of donations, gifts, philantropy, subsidies or fundraising campaigns. Financial resources are raised on a small and large scale. Please click here for the full policy of Friends of TRICALS.

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Board of Directors

The board of Friends of TRICALS consists of 3 persons. Board meetings are typically held every month, and at least once every six months. The Board of Directors, members of the Executive Board or otherwise, will not be entitled to any remuneration or expenses from the Friends of TRICALS account. The directors should furthermore not dispose the assets of Friends of TRICALS as if they were their own assets.

Current members of the board are:

Professor Leonard van den Berg – President
Professor Orla Hardiman – Secretary
Professor Christopher McDermott – Treasurer

Members of the board

Financial accountability and annual reports

Given that the foundation has only recently been established, there are no financial or annual reports to date. From 2020 onwards, reports of each year will be listed here. Financial overviews, balance and annual financial reports will be made available to the public at the end of each calendar year and can be found here.

Every year, the following information will be disseminated to funders and donors:
• A financial annual report
• A short, substantive annual report
• Newsletters: The financial annual report shows the performance of the foundation in the relevant year. These performances are therefore expressed in figures. The substantive annual report and the newsletter summarise the activities that were carried out in that year together with the result of the activity.

Contact Details

Stichting Friends of TRICALS (RSIN: 860400815)
Goeman Borgesiuslaan 77
3515 ET, Utrecht
The Netherlands
RSIN: 860400815
Trade register number: 75800950