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Bürgerstiftung Berlin

Schillerstraße 59
Berlin, 10627
Germany

Mission

To develop further the social competence of all citizens, overcome individuals’ loneliness and isolation, encourage mutual consideration and recognition of diversity, inspire creativity, encourage artistic activities and develop and deepen understanding and acceptance of the free constitutional state and consciousness for political responsibility

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Most Meaningful Change

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Wall, Berlin has developed into a vibrant European metropolis. With more than 350 volunteers and over 100 partners, our foundation reaches 3,600 children-from newborns to age 17-in 11 different educational projects. We implemented an annual “Art Dinner” fundraising event that takes advantage of Berlin’s great museums. Held in sensational locations, this special evening has become a society event, helping us to draw attention to the concerns of our foundation and to raise important donations. Last year’s funds from the “Art Dinner” went to support “Bilingual Picture Book Cinema,” a project that promotes language skills in kindergarten and primary schools. To learn more about this project, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Q4Nb_K0_eD0.

1999 Year Founded
$764,400 Endowment Value
$404,600 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Population Area Served

3,500

Identifying Information
OrganizationBürgerstiftung Berlin
Address 1Schillerstraße 59
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownBerlin
State / RegionDid not answer
ZIP / Postal Code10627
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
Phone493083228113
Emailmail@buergerstiftung-berlin.de
Websitewww.buergerstiftung-berlin.de
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Dr. Helena Stadler, CEO
Primary Contact’s NameMaria von Joest
Primary Contact’s PositionPresident
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1999
Mission StatementTo develop further the social competence of all citizens, overcome individuals’ loneliness and isolation, encourage mutual consideration and recognition of diversity, inspire creativity, encourage artistic activities and develop and deepen understanding and acceptance of the free constitutional state and consciousness for political responsibility
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced3,500
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)35
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)5
Total Board Members6
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$404,600
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$764,400
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed an important role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodLots of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyVery little time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationImportant but not central
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsImportant but not central
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationLot
EnvironmentLot
HealthFair amount
Human and social servicesNot at all
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentNot at all
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLot
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyRarely
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsRarely
AdvocacyNever
Loaned staffNever
ResearchRarely
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentNever
InternshipsOften
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeGetting worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsNo change
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 problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Trust among different sections of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Appropriateness of public policiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Value of community assetsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Quality of the environmentWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentNot at all
National governmentN/A
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesNot at all
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersHelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsNeither helpful or unhelpful
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationHelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
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 volunteersYes
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 fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentNeither important nor unimportant
More volunteersVery important
Access to advice or technical assistanceNeither important nor unimportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsTwenty-five years after the fall of the Wall, Berlin has developed into a vibrant European metropolis. With more than 350 volunteers and over 100 partners, our foundation reaches 3,600 children-from newborns to age 17-in 11 different educational projects. We implemented an annual “Art Dinner” fundraising event that takes advantage of Berlin’s great museums. Held in sensational locations, this special evening has become a society event, helping us to draw attention to the concerns of our foundation and to raise important donations. Last year’s funds from the “Art Dinner” went to support “Bilingual Picture Book Cinema,” a project that promotes language skills in kindergarten and primary schools. To learn more about this project, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Q4Nb_K0_eD0.
 

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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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