Articles of Incorporation

Articles of Incorporation

Articles of Incorporation for The Trondheim Foundation for Scientific Research

Articles of Incorporation for The Trondheim Foundation for Scientific Research

(Approved 4 July 2008. Revision of Article 7 approved by the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority 6 June 2017)

Article 1: Name

The Trondheim Foundation for Scientific Research (hereinafter named the TFSR or the foundation).

Article 2: Purpose

The spesific and primary purpose of the TFSR is to support, benefit and carry out the charitable, scientific and educational purposes of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (hereinafter named NTNU) by providing financial support for the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU. TFSR is an autonomous non-profit foundation.

Article 3: Foundation Capital

The initial capital stock of the TFSR is NOK 100.000.

The Board of the TFSR is empowered to increase the foundations's initial capital stock.

Article 4: Board of Directors

The TFSR is to have a Board of Directors with five members. Two members are to be proposed by the Kavli Foundation and three members are to be proposed by NTNU.

Members of the Board are appointed for a period of four years where one of the members is selected initially for a two-year term.

The Board of Directors is formally appointed by the Rector of NTNU. The Board elects one of its members as a Chairman of the Board.

The following persons, in any combination, may not comprise a majority of the Board: (1) an individual that is a substansial contributor to the foundation; (2) if a substantial contributor is an entity, an individual that owns more than 20% of the substanstial contributor, (3) the family (spouses, ancestors, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and spouses of children, grandhildren, and great-grandchildren) of any individuals described in (1) og (2); and (4) an individual who is employed by any person or entity described in (1), (2), or (3).

None of the persons listed in (1)-(3), and no entity in which such persons may own more than 35%, whether alone or in combination, shall have the power to veto any action to be taken by this foundation.

The firm of auditors to audit the TFSR accounts is to be selected by the Rector of NTNU:

Article 5: Powers of the Board

The Board of Directors is the TFSR's controlling body.

The Board of Directors has the power to make distributions from the foundation within the stipulated framework of how much of the foundation's divided income and/or equity capital can be used for distribution. Each such distribution is to be in accordance with the Purpose of the foundation and its Articles of Incorporation.

The Board has the responsibility for the administration of the foundation.

The Board is to ensure that the accounts and management of the capital in the foundation are subject to adequate control routines.

Article 6: Gift Acceptance Policy

This foundation shall not have the power to accept any gift or contribution from any person who directly or indirectly controls the governing body of NTNU, any family (inkcluding siblings and their spouses) of such person, and any business entity or trust in which such persons own more than 35%.

Article 7: Distributions

For any given year, the foundation shall distribute to NTNU, for the benefit of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU, an amount equivalent of not less than 3 percent nor more than to 5 percent of the net fair market value of the foundations total capital as set forth in the foundation's official accounts for the previous year.

Article 8: Political Activity

The foundation shall not participate in, or intervene in, any campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. No substantial part of the activities of the foundation shall consist of attempting to inluence legislation.

Article 9: Dissolution

Dissolution of this foundation requires a 4/5 majority of the Board. Should this take place, any remaining funds shall beawarded to another non-profit or governmental institute for neuroscience or other scientific research with the name "The Kavli Institute", designated by the Board. In no event may the foundation's capital be returned to the founder.

Article 10: Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation

These articles are available in both Norwegian and English. In the case of any discrepancies, the Norwegian text shall apply.

Any amendments or changes in the Articles of Incorporation of the foundation are to be subject to the agreement of the Rector of NTNU.



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