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Timon Kronenberg

Democracy and sustainability – A look at international democracy promotion

Democracy – Should we be allowed to interfere in the political processes of other countries? This is also an important question for German foundations.

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New global collaboration

What is coming next in philanthropy?

The Association of German Foundations and six partners have launched their new global collaboration, called Next Philanthropy. Learn more about it and get the latest news via WhatsApp directly on your Smartphone!

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Civil society

Open Society Foundations – Welcome to Berlin

As recrimination and defamation by the Orban government is going on the Open Society Foundations moves all of its more than 100 staff to Berlin. It's a warning signal for civil society but also a tremendous opportunity for Berlin.

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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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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.

International co-working

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

About us

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