Encouraging Social Change
In keeping with the longstanding commitment of its founder, Reinhard Mohn, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is dedicated to serving the common good. Its work is based on the conviction that competition and civic engagement are fundamental for ensuring social change.
According to its articles of incorporation, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is a private operating foundation that carries out its own work. It does not finance or promote the work of others. The foundation therefore does not accept applications for sponsorship of external projects.
What We Want
In keeping with the longstanding social commitment of its founder, Reinhard Mohn, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is dedicated to serving the common good.more
Family tradition shaped Reinhard Mohn’s view of humanity and its possibilities.more
Our mission statement succinctly explains the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s strategic objectives.more