The Asian Elephant Foundation was created as an independent, non-profit foundation, to assist in distributing funds raised by Elephant Parade. TAEF is registered in the Netherlands at the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce.
Since 2011, Elephant Parade is channeling all its support to The Asian Elephant Foundation. For the forthcoming expositions in the UK, Luxemburg and Trier (all starting July 2013) and USA (starting September 2013), proceeds from the auction or sale of the full size Elephant statues will go directly to The Asian Elephant Foundation, as well as 20% of group profits from retail and merchandising.
Since October 2012, TAEF operate actively from Chiang Mai, Thailand, under responsibility of Carmen Rademaker. Located at Elephant Parade House in Chiang Mai, visitors can learn everything there is to know about Asian elephants.
TAEF distributes these monies raised to various projects and organizations in the 13 range countries, solely dedicated to the well-being and conservation of the Asian Elephant. In addition The Asian Elephant Foundation plays an active role in awareness and educational projects.
The AFoundation supports projects in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India. You can find an overview of the projects here