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Changes to the Board of the Association of German Foundations

The members of the Association of German Foundations elected their new board of directors today. The six-member committee is chaired by Prof. Dr. Joachim Rogall, Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart.

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Foundations on the move

The Association of German Foundations calls for liability relief in asset investment so that foundations can use more forms of investment, make amendments to their articles of association possible, and make it easier to add and merge foundations.

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German Founder’s Prize for Rainbow Philanthropist Ise Bosch

The Association of German Foundations honours the founder and donation activist Ise Bosch for her many years of commitment to human rights, the improvement of the living conditions of girls and women, and the protection of sexual minorities.

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Digital in Africa

Digitised agriculture in Uganda, legal aid for traders in Kenya or training of software engineers in Tunisia – young people are successfully breaking new ground.

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Taking as many children as possible into the digital age

Digitisation + children in Africa = a self-determined future. The Hermann Gmeiner Foundation has played a major role in this through its grants to SOS Children’s Villages.

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When is your foundation's overshoot day?

The day of the current year when our demand for natural resources consumed the amount the Earth needs to reproduce these resources was in Germany at 24 April. Let´s set back the timetable from now on!

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The Oxfam scandal in Haiti

Abuse of power and the exploitation of people involving international organisations: The Oxfam scandal in Haiti – How important is it for the work of foundations?

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Bureaucracy, low interest rates, digitization: foundations face massive change

The Association of German Foundations has submitted current figures about foundations and admonishes: foundation law lags behind actual developments.

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Opportunities through sustainable financial services

Sparkassenstiftung für internationale Kooperation (the saving banks’ foundation for international cooperation) has been active since 1992. Its mission is “Think globally, act locally, cooperate internationally”, in order to provide people in developing and emerging countries with access to financial services. In this blog post, Niclaus Bergmann, Sparkassenstiftung’s Managing Director, shares his experiences and gives examples of the foundation’s work. 

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Can we really eliminate the causes of refugee flight?

The United Nations has not included a single goal in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that is devoted exclusively to the situation of refugees. However, the 17 goals address the central causes of flight.

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What’s next in the foundation and philanthropy sector?

Our first few hypotheses are: it will be more global, more transparent, more participatory, more collaborative, more digital, and more entrepreneurial; and there will be larger investment.

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Press releases

The latest news from the Association of German Foundations.

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