Preliminary expenditures for the 2019 fiscal year totaled €90.5 million. Our Facts and Figures for 2019 provides a look at the issues we've addressed and the successes we've achieved.
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|Programs and special projects*||2018||2019|
|Germany and Asia||1,845||1,786|
|Integration and Education||3,773||3,761|
|Competence Center for Leadership and Corporate Culture||1,867||1,873|
|Communities for Better Living||5,024||4,419|
|Learning for Life||4,633||3,992|
|Shaping Sustainable Economies||3,354||4,731|
|Business in Society||2,348||2,701|
|Improving Healthcare – Informing Patients||3,041||3,617|
|Effective Investments in Education||2,423||2,115|
|Future of Democracy||2,344||3,358|
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 2019 fiscal year totaled €90.5 million. Since its inception, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has made ca. €1.6 billion available for nonprofit activities.
In its 2019 fiscal year, the Bertelsmann Stiftung invested €51.9 million directly in its program activities. That was €2.5 million more than in the previous year.
Affiliated nonprofit institutions
In 2019, the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s contributions to affiliated nonprofit institutions increased by approximately €0.7 million from the previous year to €13.6 million.
TOTAL EXPENDITURES* (€, thousands)
|Programs and special projects|
|Contributions to affiliated nonprofit institutions|
|14,319 13,592||Program-related services|
|Affiliated nonprofit institutions*||2018||2019|
|CHE Centre for Higher Education||1,730||1,730|
|Center for Digital Education and Schools in Gütersloh||669||411|
|Bertelsmann Foundation North America||3,634||4,099|
|Fundación Bertelsmann, Barcelona||2,660||2,496|
|Liz Mohn Foundation for Culture and Music||1,034||279|
|Reinhard Mohn Institute of Management||317||327|
|German Stroke Foundation||75||0|
|(programs, special projects and affiliated nonprofit institutions)||63,794||65,541|
INCOME* (€, THOUSANDS)
|Income from partnerships, donations||1,378.4||2,183.2|
- < 30 years
- 30-39 years
- 40-49 years
- > 50 years
- Ø 44.2 years
* 2018 data: audited / 2019 data: preliminary (as of January 29, 2020)