Preliminary expenditures for the 2020 fiscal year totaled €73.8 million. Our Facts and Figures for 2020 provides a look at the issues we've addressed and the successes we've achieved.
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|Programs and special projects*||2019||2020|
|Germany and Asia||1,747||1,391|
|Integration and Education||3,696||3,796|
|Competence Center for Leadership and Corporate Culture||1,820||1,537|
|Communities for Better Living||4,962||5,139|
|Learning for Life||3,907||2,722|
|Shaping Sustainable Economies||4,698||4,194|
|NEUE STIMMEN (2019: Discovering Music)||2,868||611|
|Business in Society||2,670||2,196|
|Improving Healthcare – Informing Patients||3,528||2,664|
|Effective Investments in Education||2,629||2,606|
|Future of Democracy||3,276||2,452|
Director: Wilhelm-Friedrich Uhr
Corporate Operations supports the foundation’s work through its departments Finance & Tax / Assset Management, 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 2020 fiscal year totaled €73.8 million. Due to budget adjustments made as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, expenditures in 2020 were almost €17 million less than the year before. Since its inception, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has made ca. €1.7 billion available for nonprofit activities.
In its 2020 fiscal year, the Bertelsmann Stiftung invested €41.9 million directly in its program activities. That represents a decrease of €10.2 million over the previous year.
Affiliated nonprofit institutions
In 2020, the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s contributions to affiliated nonprofit institutions decreased by approxi- mately €2.3 million from the previous year to €11.3 million.
TOTAL EXPENDITURES* (€, thousands)
|Programs and special projects|
|Contributions to affiliated nonprofit institutions|
|13,571 11,315||Program-related services|
|Affiliated nonprofit institutions*||2019||2020|
|Bertelsmann Foundation North America||4,090||2,522|
|Fundación Bertelsmann, Barcelona||2,496||2,508|
|CHE Centre for Higher Education||1,730||910|
|Center for Digital Education and Schools in Gütersloh||405||603|
|Liz Mohn Foundation for Culture and Music||273||273|
|Reinhard Mohn Institute of Management||327||300|
|Contributions to affiliated nonprofit institutions||13,571||11,315|
|(programs, special projects and affiliated nonprofit institutions):||65,695||53,264|
INCOME* (€, THOUSANDS)
|Income from partnerships, donations||2,184.7||878.4|
- < 30 years
- 30-39 years
- 40-49 years
- > 50 years
- Ø 45.3 years
* 2019 data: audited / 2020 data: preliminary (as of February 1, 2021)