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.

Sandra Kalniete, Member of the Board Finally, the past is once again ours and it is our source of strength. That is why the Garden of Destiny is being constructed – as a memorial to all Latvians who suffered at the hand of totalitarian regimes. It will be the Latvian Garden of Destiny, a place for Latvian souls to gather from all over the world, a place where the past will meet the future. Everyone can participate in the realization of the Garden of Destiny – and let his assistance or donation, his tree or shrub or rock be a tribute to the innocent victims of atrocities.