Zeitungen und digitale Medien
Timon Kronenberg

Ranking nonsense

Everybody loves rankings. Let's admit it, they attract clicks likephotos of cats. A few days ago, I followed the clickbait to a ranking of the world's largest foundations. Among them: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Philanthropy demands a level playing field in Europe

The Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and the European Foundation Centre (EFC) launched the commissioned study "Enlarging the Space for European Philanthropy"

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Rainbow philanthropy

Talking about the rights of the LGBTI community is talking about citizens' rights. Secretary General Felix Oldenburg comments on why philanthropy should pay attention to LGBTI issues.

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Statistics about German foundations

Facts and figures

The documentation and research of the foundation system is a central task of the Association of German Foundations.

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Nemetschek Stiftung, Julia Krüger

What is a foundation?

There is no legal definition for foundations. It merely is a generic term for a complex range of entities enshrined in private, public or church law.

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International co-working

We present a list of transnational foundation networks, national foundation associations outside of Europe and the umbrella organisation of...

Axel Kirchhof

About us

The Association of German Foundations represents the interests of foundations in Germany vis-à-vis the public, governmental bodies and administration.