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Programs and special projects 2016 2017
Germany and Asia 1.867 1.723
Europe’s Future 3.863 4.406
Integration and Education 3.605 3.696
Competence Center for Leadership and Corporate Culture 1.484 1.575
Living Values 2.436 2.879
Communities for Better Living 4.833 6.952
Learning for Life 3.947 7.495
Discovering Music 1.991 2.657
Shaping Sustainable Economies 4.608 5.432
Business in Society 2.422 2.692
Improving Healthcare – Informing Patients 3.338 3.151
Effective Investments in Education 2.337 3.103
Center for International Forums and Trends 3.100 2.135
Future of Democracy 1.805 2.217
Civil Society 3.210 4.307
Special projects 198 620
45.042 55.040

* 2016 data: audited / 2017 data: preliminary (as of January 29, 2018)

Bertelsmann Stiftung International affiliates

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Corporate Operations

Management: Wilhelm-Friedrich Uhr

Corporate Operations supports the work done by the Bertelsmann Stiftung through its Finance & Tax, Controlling, Human Resources, Information Technology and Services departments. Its mission is to ensure effective reporting and compliance structures, coordinate financial and human resources, facilitate a smooth functioning of the foundation’s operations, and constantly improve quality and cost-effectiveness. It focuses primarily on governance and compliance, and supporting the Executive Board and the foundation’s managers in their strategic planning, controlling and development activities. It also provides project-related services for the foundation’s ongoing programs.

Total expenditures

Expenditures for the 2017 fiscal year totaled €90.2 million. Since its inception, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has made over €1.4 billion available for nonprofit activities.

Program expenditures

In its 2017 fiscal year, the Bertelsmann Stiftung invested €55.0 million directly in its program activities. Due to a greater number of activities, that was €10.0 million more than in the previous year.

Affiliated nonprofit institutions

In 2017, the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s contributions to affiliated nonprofit institutions increased by approximately €2.4 million from the previous year to € 13.2 million.

TOTAL EXPENDITURES* (€, thousands)

Programs and special projects
2016
2017
45.042 55.040
Contributions to affiliated nonprofit institutions
2016
2017
10.837 13.206
Program-related services
2016
2017
3.410 3.620
Communications
2016
2017
5.432 6.953
Administration
2016
2017
8.611 11.338
Total expenditures
2016
2017
73.332 90.158

* 2016 data: audited / 2017 data: preliminary (as of January 29, 2018)

Affiliated nonprofit institutions 2016 2017
Shareholdings
CHE Centre for Higher Education 1.730 1.730
Founders Foundation 2.046 3.000
Phineo 980 860
Weisse Liste 500 1.000
Center for Digital Education and Schools in Gütersloh - 65
International foundations
Bertelsmann Foundation North America 2.741 2.985
Fundación Bertelsmann, Barcelona 1.987 2.762
Partners
Reinhard Mohn Institute for Corporate Governance 300 300
German Stroke Foundation 552 503
10.837 13.206
Total (programs, special projects and af liated institutions) 55.879 68.246


INCOME* (€, thousands)

2016 2017
Investment income 120.363,7 121.270,9
Income from partnerships, donations 2.704,7 1.505,1
Capital income (interest, dividends, foreign exchange) 4.106,7 10.693,1
Other income (asset appreciation, financial assets) 1.172,8 1.194,8
Total income 128.347,9 134.663,9

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • < 30 years
  • 30-39 years
  • 40-49 years
  • > 50 years
  • Ø 42,8 years
  • female
  • male

Publication

Bertelsmann Stiftung - Annual Report 2017

In 2017, we celebrated our 40th anniversary, which made it a year of special events and activities. The highpoint was the ceremony held in Gütersloh ... read more