Accounting for what works.
We are committed to providing transparent information about what we do. For this reason, we report on the progress of our ongoing projects on our blog. In addition, we have put together any other relevant information about Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft on this page and will continue to update this data annually. The self-regulatory pledge that underlies this publication was developed under the direction of Transparency International Deutschland and signed by the Director of Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft, Dr. Stefan Shaw, on 3 November 2016.
Through our participation in this initiative, we hope to contribute to greater transparency in the German non-profit sector.
Information about Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft
Name: Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft
Address: Französische Strasse 47, D-10117 Berlin
Charter (PDF, in German language)
Key objectives and contents
We want a world that enables each individual to develop his or her full potential. Our projects are primarily directed at children, young people and their families. Through our work, we hope to contribute to greater effectiveness and efficiency in the social sector. Our aim is to reach as many people as possible, as effectively as possible. www.benckiser-stiftung.org
Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft has founded subsidiaries for some of its projects, by grouping related activities together into separate organizations. These are Eleven gGmbH, which is headquartered in Munich, Juvat gGmbH, also based in Munich, Clarat gGmbH, with its head office in Berlin, and Juvat gemeinnützige Gesellschaft, based in Vienna.
Eligibility criteria for funding
In Germany and Austria, we predominantly see ourselves as a proactive/ operative foundation. We execute our own projects in these countries, hoping to increase the transparency and effectiveness of procedures in the social sector. In developing countries, we follow our guiding principle, “to connect the disconnected”, to fund projects that have proven both effective and efficient.
We typically approach our partners ourselves to jointly develop suitable project concepts. As we have already gained a good overview of effective organizations in our thematic areas in recent years, we kindly ask you not to apply for funding.
Notice of exemption
Tax office: Berlin
Tax number: 27/026/41107
Assessment period: 2013 – 2015
- Dr. Stefan Shaw
- Dr. Renate Reimann-Haas
- Dr. Wolfgang Reimann
- Dr. Stefan Reimann-Andersen
- Matthias Reimann-Andersen
- Dr. Peter Harf
- Bernd Beetz
- Dr. Joachim Faber
- Dr. Dr. Christoph Glaser – Chairman
- Markus Hopmann
- Björn-Hendrik Robens
- Erhard Schöwel
All persons mentioned above do not receive a remuneration other than a reimbursement for expenses.
2017 Activity report
In 2017 Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft pursued the following key activities:
With Eleven, several organizations for child and youth welfare were gathered under a common umbrella on Munich’s Prater Island, boosting their effectiveness; we also funded a research project that probably is the only one of its kind worldwide, demonstrating the advantages of mentoring.
With Juvat, we continued our support of the first Social Impact Bond in Austria and started to provide advice to philanthropists in their giving decisions.
With Clarat, we expanded our target group for mapping social programs for children, young people and families, to include refugees. At the end of 2017, we decided to hand over the Clarat search engine that we have created to two partner organizations in the social sector – clarat family to ElternLeben.de and clarat refugees to Handbook Germany.
With Par, we supported GiveDirectly in an unconditional cash transfer program in Uganda, provided funding to Enveritas for piloting a new approach to sustainability verification for unorganized coffee smallholders, and kicked off a coffee agronomy training program for 100,000 smallholders in Uganda with TechnoServe and Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung.
In 2018 the foundation will be continuing its activities in three key areas:
With Eleven, we plan to support the further expansion of effectiveness research of interventions in the social sector; with Juvat we aim to continue promoting effective giving. With Par, we continue to support projects that are as effective and efficient as possible for leading coffee farming families out of existential poverty. The budget for 2018 will be 18 million euros.
For the period of 2018-2023 the donors have already granted 100 million USD overall for fighting extreme poverty in the coffee sector.
Personnel structure of Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft in 2018
The persons who work for Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft are mostly employed by the Social Impact Consulting GmbH (SIC). All of them provide their services for the Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft free of charge, some perform their duties part time. The team at Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft consists of seven persons. Additional information about the team is provided here.
Personnel structure of subsidiaries in 2018
- Eleven gGmbH: aside from staff of Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft, one additional part-time position
- Juvat gGmbH, Munich: aside from staff of Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft, no additional positions
- Juvat gemeinnützige Gesellschaft, Vienna: aside from staff of Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft, no additional positions
Income statement, sources of funding and allocation of funds in 2017
- Donations and subsidies: 8,362 T€
- Other operating expenses: -147 T€
- Profits from asset management: 131 T€
- Allocation of funds: -8,008 T€
- Profit from ordinary activities: 695 T€
The allocation of funds to individual projects and subsidiaries was as follows:
- Eleven gGmbH (including funding for the program “Balu und Du”): 600 T€
- Juvat gGmbH, Munich and Juvat gGmbH, Vienna: 0 €
- Clarat: 3,200 T€
- Par: 3,908 T€
In 2017 funds were also allocated to:
- Behavior and Inequality Research Institute GmbH: 300 T€
- Government grants: none
- Personnel costs: none
- Income from services: none
As at 12|31|2017 the foundation’s equity totals 10,816 T€ and is comprised of the following:
- Foundation capital: 8,851 T€
- Free reserves: 1,271 T€
- Funds carried forward: 695 T€
2017 Income statement (PDF)
- Eleven gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH, Munich: 100%
- Juvat gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH, Munich: 100%
- Juvat gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbh, Vienna: 100%
- Clarat gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH, Berlin: 100%
Annual income/ source of funding
Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft is financed entirely through donations from the Reimann family.
Other information on Juvat gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH (Austria)
> Link to 2017 Activity Report