Inspiring People. Shaping the Future.
In keeping with the longstanding social commitment of its founder, Reinhard Mohn, the Bertelsmann Stiftung is dedicated to serving the common good. Our work is based on the conviction that competition and civic engagement are essential for social progress.
In accordance with its articles of incorporation, the Bertelsmann Stiftung functions exclusively as a private operating foundation; it carries out its own project work and does not make grants or support third-party 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
Who We Are
Reinhard Mohn spent over 40 years of active professional engagement building Bertelsmann AG.more
The Bertelsmann Stiftung is governed by an Executive Board and a Board of Trustees.more
The chronicle of the Bertelsmann Stiftung describes its history from its inception to the present.more
How We Work
The Bertelsmann Stiftung initiates its projects as an independent organization that is neither politically partisan nor beholden to any special interest group.more
In carrying out our work, we adhere to the "Principles of Good Practice" developed by the Association of German Foundations.more