Association of German Foundations



The voice of the foundations

We represent the interests of more than 20,000 foundations in Germany. With more than 4,000 members, which represent three quarters of foundation capital in Germany, we are the largest and oldest foundation association in Europe.


About us

What is the purpose of the Association? Who manages the offices in Berlin? Who should I contact? All members of staff in the Association’s offices in Berlin are happy to assist you.


The Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Honorary members and the Parliamentary Advisory Committee are the Association’s voluntary committees. An overview of all committee members, as well as an chart of the Association can be found here.


The Association has about 60 members of staff working at its office in Berlin. The first non-profit association to receive the title "Association of the Year" (2008) is much in demand as employer.


Statutes, mission and positions

The Association of German Foundations is a registered association and has non-profit status. Further information on the Association’s mission and positions can be found here.

Contact us

Here you can find the name of your contact person in our offices, telephone numbers and email addresses. Our route planner will make your journey to our offices easier. The Haus Deutscher Stiftungen is marked on each town map.

Awards and prizes

Three awards are presented regularly by the Association of German Foundations. The "Medaille für Verdienste um das Stiftungswesen" (medal for outstanding services to the foundation sector), the "Deutscher Stifterpreis" (German funders prize) and the "KOMPASS" for exemplary communication work by a foundation.

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