The aim of the Corrie ten Boom House Foundation is to keep alive the memory and spiritual heritage of the Ten Boom Family of Haarlem as a sign and inspiration for many. Besides running the Corrie ten Boom Museum, the Foundation also gives presentations, publishes new and out-of-print books about the Ten Boom Family, encourages the rebroadcasting of Corrie's radio messages worldwide, develops educational programs, and supports all other activities that further the aim of the foundation.
There is continuing interest in the Second World War and resistance efforts against the Nazis . Partly due to the personal approach - i.e. guided tours - and the positive message that God gives people strength and encourages them even in their deepest misery, the Corrie ten Boom Museum has witnessed a steady growth in the number of people visiting this 'open house' of the Ten Boom Family. To serve visitors, at least two tour guides are present during the hours the museum is open. The co-workers of the Corrie ten Boom Museum agree with the foundation's principles and support its aims.
The Corrie ten Boom House Foundation owns the former residence of the Ten Boom Family at 19 Barteljorisstraat, Haarlem, the Netherlands. In 1837, Willem ten Boom first opened a watch shop in this house. In 1849, he purchased te house and he, his family and his descendants lived there for almost a century. The house is instrumental in archieving the foundation's aims. By opening the house and its famous hiding place for the public, visitors can experience the spiritual heritage of the Ten Boom Family. Keeping the house in good order and repair is therefore an important activity of the foundation.
To keep the memory of the Ten Boom Family alive, the foundation deems it crucial to tell especially the youth about the spiritual heritage of this extraordinary family. Besides giving special tours to school children , the foundation has therefore also developed an education program called Corrie4Kids. Key features of this programme are an animated DVD about the Ten Boom Family during the Second World War and the magazine 'Corrie!' The Corrie4kids educational program has been developed in collaboration with Edu-Sign, professionals in education.
The foundation will focus its attention on the following projects:
These projects will be partly funded from the foundation's own funds, but donors are called upon to support these projects financially and with their prayers. Revenues from the sale of books, DVDs and other items in the museum shop cover the museum's operating costs. Another source of income is the rent from the Ten Boom Jewelry shop.
Every year, a certified public accountant compiles a financial report. Board members of the Corrie ten Boom House Foundation do not receive a compensation for their activities.