Preliminary expenditures for the 2018 fiscal year totaled €86.2 million. Our Facts and Figures for 2018 provides a look at the issues we've addressed and the successes we've achieved.
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|Programs and special projects||2017||2018|
|Germany and Asia||1,786||1,832|
|Integration and Education||3,737||3,661|
|Competence Center for Leadership and Corporate Culture||1,583||1,835|
|Communities for Better Living||6,986||4,935|
|Learning for Life||7,537||4,586|
|Shaping Sustainable Economies||4,276||3,320|
|Business in Society||2,709||2,327|
|Improving Healthcare – Informing Patients||3,159||3,012|
|Effective Investments in Education||3,188||2,401|
|Future of Democracy||2,235||2,320|
Director: Wilhelm-Friedrich Uhr
Corporate Operations supports the foundation’s work through its departments Finance & Tax, Human Resources & Legal, Controlling, Information Technology, and Services. Its goal is to ensure accuracy and accountability, coordinate financial and human resources, and make the foundation more cost-effective and efficient on an ongoing basis.
Preliminary expenditures for the 2018 fiscal year totaled €86.2 million. Since its inception, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has made over €1.5 billion available for nonprofit activities.
In its 2018 fiscal year, the Bertelsmann Stiftung invested €49.0 million directly in its program activities. That was €6.6 million less than in the previous year, a year in which expenditures were exceptionally high.
Affiliated nonprofit institutions
In 2018, the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s contributions to affiliated nonprofit institutions increased by approximately €1.0 million from the previous year to €14.2 million.
TOTAL EXPENDITURES* (€, thousands)
|Programs and special projects|
|Contributions to affiliated nonprofit institutions|
|13,214 14,192||Program-related services|
* 2017 data: audited / 2018 data: preliminary (as of January 29, 2019)
|Affiliated nonprofit institutions||2017||2018|
|CHE Centre for Higher Education||1,730||1,730|
|Center for Digital Education and Schools in Gütersloh||72||668|
|Bertelsmann Foundation North America||2,986||3,632|
|Fundación Bertelsmann, Barcelona||2,762||2,660|
|Liz Mohn Foundation for Culture and Music||-||910|
|Reinhard Mohn Institute of Management||300||317|
|German Stroke Foundation||503||75|
|(programs, special projects and affiliated nonprofit institutions)||68,817||63,162|
INCOME* (€, THOUSANDS)
|Income from partnerships, donations||1,466.7||1,430.8|
- < 30 years
- 30-39 years
- 40-49 years
- > 50 years
- Ø 43.8 years