Board of Directors

Melanie Ormos

Financial member


Since 2010, Melanie has worked in a variety of roles within the philanthropy and social impact sectors, from Washington, D.C., to the San Francisco Bay Area, and now in Amsterdam. Her work at The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW) entails partnering with social investors and supporting them on their philanthropic strategies by designing learning opportunities and building a community of best practice to accelerate philanthropic resources and impact that individuals and families have across a wide range of issues.

Previous to TPW, she served as a Philanthropy Advisor at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, where she advised individuals and families across the western United States on their philanthropic strategies from governance to grantmaking and sustainable impact investing. She also spent time at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the largest community foundation in the world with approximately $13B in assets under management, helping the team expand its footprint to include San Francisco. Before moving west, Melanie spent five years at the global health organization PSI (Population Services International) and was a part of the core team that developed Maverick Collective, a philanthropic initiative at PSI dedicated to empowering women and girls around the world to live healthy and productive lives. Created in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Maverick Collective was built with the vision and leadership of HRH The Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway and Melinda Gates and has prompted significant investments in women and girls health and increased collaboration between philanthropists, corporations, and governments globally. Melanie holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of San Diego and lives in Amsterdam.

Emission Claim Foundation

Emission Claim is a not-for-profit foundation that helps victims of the fraudulent use of diesel vehicles' tampering software get compensation. The foundation wants to hold accountable the car manufacturers who misled their customers and flouted the environment

Who are our lawyers?

Emission Claim Foundation has appointed the Amsterdam-based law firm Kennedy van der Laan to represent them in the Diesel Emission Cases.

Since 1992, this renowned Dutch law firm has been collaborating with market leaders to provide pragmatic solutions for their clients' legal issues.

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Together we are strong

At Emission Claim Foundation, we believe that we are stronger together in the fight against negligent and powerful companies. Our goal is to advocate for the rights of individuals who may not have the means to resist on their own. By taking collective action, we combine our efforts to address misconduct. Join us and contribute to a better future for all of us.

Claim code compliance

The Emission Claim Foundation complies with the legal requirements of Article 3:305a of the Dutch Civil Code and the requirements of the Claim Code 2019. The Claim Code is a code for foundations and associations that are engaged in representing collective interests. The purpose of the code is to promote that the representative always prioritizes the interests of the affected parties.

Contact us

General enquiries can be sent to 
Questions surrounding participation in the diesel emissions case can be sent to
Barbara Strozzilaan 101 
1083 HN Amsterdam 

Compensation for diesel drivers

You could potentially receive up to €10,000 compensation (20% of the purchase value). Check your license plate to find out if you qualify.
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