The Mustardseed Team
Bela & Ellen Hatvany
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Emmy van Kleef
In the late 1990’s Ellen & Bela Hatvany embarked on sharing their financial wealth with inspiring persons who contributed their lives to creating a better world. In 2011 when Mustardseed Trust was formally registered, the trustees ensured that Mustardseed Trust had a collaborative vision built around the idea that everyone has the potential, the right and the responsibility to be in the driver’s seat of their own development.
We are convinced that the best development approaches create new paradigms rather than problem-solve through systems that do not work. Mustardseed Trust is an opportunity for all to learn, to collaborate and
to be part of creating something important with others, for others.
In recognition that the natural processes and biodiversity that sustain life are depleted to dangerous levels, caused by our current economic models and dominator type of relationships, Mustardseed trust made a choice to provide future seed money in the interfaces of 3 focus areas: eco systems, human relations systems and money systems. In 2019 Emmy van Kleef was appointed managing director and the head office moved to the Netherlands.