The Garden of Destiny is being actualized by „Koknese Foundation”, a non profit organization established in 2005 for the express purpose of implementing this project. The founders are 14 individuals and the municipal government of Koknese. For more information, click here.
The basis of the Foundation is the financial and intellectual contribution of its founders as well as the land leased by the municipality and donations.
As founders of the „Koknese Foundation” in 2005 Marta and Vilis Vitols invested 450,000 LVL to cover Foundation expenses. To view contributions, gifts and other financial resources, click here.
On September 21, 2006 „Koknese Foundation” was awarded the social benefit status based on LR Ministry of Finance Decision nr. 187, which guarantees income tax reductions to all contributors. The socially beneficial activities of „Koknese Foundation” are the development of a civil society and preserving cultural heritage. To view information about extension of the social benefit status, click here.
To view Foundation specifications and bank account information, click here.


Vilis Vitols, Chairman of the Board

Things are not going easily at the moment, but with your help we will continue to build the Garden of Destiny – relentlessly and irreversibly. We are attempting to complete it as a gift to Latvia on her 100th birthday. If by chance we do not complete it on time, there is no cause for concern. Construction of St. Peter’s Church in Riga took a total of 282 years. It will not take us that long.

J. Rungis, Director, LAAJ The Executive Council of LAAJ has decided to celebrate the 60th birthday of LAAJ by donating 6000 AUD (about 3000 lats) to the Garden of Destiny. We are a part of the far-strewn Latvian nation which is so aptly remembered at this memorial site. We hope that other organizations worldwide will consider a donation to the Garden of Destiny on their anniversaries.