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.
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