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.