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Bürgerstiftung Rheda-Wiedenbrück

Lange Straße 50
Rheda-Wiedenbrück, North Rhine-Westphalia 33378
Germany

Mission

To strengthen our community, especially in the fields of youth, families, education and inclusion

Most Meaningful Change

From the very beginning, our strategy has been to work with partners in local networks. This has helped us to learn from experts in the field of young people, and has given us the opportunity to build up some highly visible projects rather swiftly. As trust in the foundation grew, more and more funds came in. We also scanned the field in Germany and abroad for good philanthropic ideas to adapt and implement in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck. This proved to be a very successful way to build capacity, the organization and our funds.

2006 Year Founded
$780 Endowment Value
$115 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Population Area Served

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Identifying Information
OrganizationBürgerstiftung Rheda-Wiedenbrück
Address 1Lange Straße 50
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownRheda-Wiedenbrück
State / RegionNorth Rhine-Westphalia
ZIP / Postal Code33378
CountryGermany
ContinentEurope
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone+49 160 968 44442
Emailinfo@buergerstiftung-rhwd.de
Websitewww.buergerstiftung-rhwd.de
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Bettina Windau, Chair Executive Board
Primary Contact’s NameBettina Windau
Primary Contact’s PositionChair Executive Board
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2006
Mission StatementTo strengthen our community, especially in the fields of youth, families, education and inclusion
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced47
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members5
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$150
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$120
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$115
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$780
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsSignificant improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a slight role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesNo role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed an important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodVery little time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyNone
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingImportant but not central
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationSlightly important
Board reflective of community diversityImportant but not central
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityImportant but not central
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentImportant but not central
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureDid not answer
EducationLot
EnvironmentDid not answer
HealthDid not answer
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsDid not answer
International relationsDid not answer
ReligionDid not answer
Economic developmentDid not answer
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityDid not answer
Information technologyDid not answer
Strengthening local or regional governmentDid not answer
HousingDid not answer
ChildrenLot
WaterDid not answer
Alternative energyDid not answer
Disaster reliefDid not answer
Advocacy with authoritiesDid not answer
Job trainingDid not answer
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernNever
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyNever
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsNever
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentNever
Leadership developmentNever
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsNo change
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting much better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting much better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityDo not work in this sphere
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsA few small achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesDo not work in this sphere
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsDo not work in this sphere
Quality of the environmentDo not work in this sphere
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsDo not work in this sphere
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important achievements
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingMuch achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentNot at all
National governmentN/A
UniversitiesN/A
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesNot at all
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersN/A
Global Fund for Community FoundationsN/A
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationVery helpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesNo
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersNo
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentNeither important nor unimportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesNeither important nor unimportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsFrom the very beginning, our strategy has been to work with partners in local networks. This has helped us to learn from experts in the field of young people, and has given us the opportunity to build up some highly visible projects rather swiftly. As trust in the foundation grew, more and more funds came in. We also scanned the field in Germany and abroad for good philanthropic ideas to adapt and implement in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck. This proved to be a very successful way to build capacity, the organization and our funds.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

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