The data correspond to the information in our certified annual report. This is usually completed in the third quarter of the following year.
What type of funding system does the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung have?
In order to ensure the independence of our content, as well as to provide our work with a stable institutional framework, we decided on a mixed financial model funded by as many different donors as possible. In 2020, 98 percent of the total budget was comprised of subsidies from non-profit foundations and organizations as well as public institutions. 2 percent of the budget was funded by corporate donations. As a rule, no single corporate donor is allowed to contribute more than 5 percent of the total budget of our organization. Depending on the respective project duration, the composition of SNV's sponsors changes annually, also with regard to the funding provided.
Who finances us with what types of contributions, and how do we use that money?
In the fiscal year 2020, 2.1 million Euros was made available for our work. A total of 24 funders from the foundation sector, the public sector, and the business sector supported our work. The five largest funders in 2020 were Luminate, as institutional funder and especially for the work related to Data Economy and Artificial Intelligence, the Open Society Foundation, which funded the work related to topics of Digital Rights and Disinformation. Research related to Cybersecurity Policy was supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The Mercator Foundation funded activities concerning artificial intelligence and, together with the Federal Foreign Office, the project Artificial Intelligence and Foreign Policy. Activities focused on Semiconductor Supply Chains were funded by the German Foreign Office, too.
The following table lists all of SNV's funders, the funding amount and the percentage of the total budget.
Financial support from foundations, public institutions & non-profit organizations (2020)
|Institution||Source of funding||Application of resources||Amount||Percent of total budget|
|The European Union represented by European Comission||Public Institution||International Cybersecurity||
|Foreign Ministry of Sweden||Public Institution||The Geopolitics of Tech Supply Chains||
|Ministry of Economic Affairs Netherlands||Public Institution||The Geopolitics of Tech Supply Chains||16,452 €||1 %|
|Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finnland/Nesa||Public Institution||
The Geopolitics of Tech Supply Chains
|Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH||Public Institution||Scenario simulation game: "Cybersecurity policy" in connection with the Africa Cloud.||
|Landesmedienanstalten NRW und Berlin Brandenburg||Public Institution||Strengthening the Digital Public Sphere||
|Heinrich Böll Stiftung e.V.||Non-profit organization||Signals Intelligence||
|Konrad Adenauer Stiftung e.V.||Non-profit organization||Cybersecurity policy: state response to cyber operations||
|Civitates||Non-profit organization||Strengthening the Digital Public Sphere||
|Open Society Foundations||Foundation||European Intelligence Oversight Network Measuring Disinformation in Germany||
|Stiftung Mercator GmbH||Foundation||KI Analyseeinheit International AI Governance||
|William & Flora Hewlett Foundation||Foundation||Disinformation in the digital public sphere; International Cybersecurity Policy||
Part of the Omidyar Group
|Foundation||Data Economy, instutional||378,878 €||18 %|
|Datev Stiftung Zukunft||Foundation||institutional||60,000 €||3 %|
|Evonik Stiftung||Foundation||institutional||25,000 €||1 %|
|Omidyar Network||Foundation||institutional||273,473 €||13 %|
|Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH||Foundation||institutional||125,000 €||6 %|
|Immago AG*||Company||institutional||0 %|
|LANXESS AG||Company||institutional||50,000 €||2 %|
|other income||(fees, refunds, etc.)||institutional||41,978 €||2 %|
|Total donations from foundations and public institutions and non-profit organisations||
* Granted use of premises by Immago AG
All amounts are based on our certified end-of-year financial report for the financial year 01.01. - 31.12.2020. For further questions regarding our financing structure, please contact Silke Zakarneh, Head of Finance and Funding and member of the Executive Board.
In 2020 funding period, we worked together for the first time with the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland as well as the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands and were thus able to expand our cooperation with European partners.
Information on tax concessions
Stiftung Neue Verantwortung e.V. is exempt from corporate income tax because it promotes science and research. This is most recently confirmed by the notice of exemption dated 07.09.2021 for the last fiscal year 2019 issued by the Tax Office for Corporations I Berlin (Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin) under the tax number 27/677/64012 following §5 Para.1 No.9 of the Corporation Tax Act. It is confirmed that the donation will be used for promotion within the meaning of § 52 para. 2 sentence 1 no. 7 of the German Fiscal Code (AO).
Content Independence & Fundraising
Our organization strictly practices content independence. Independence means that our donors are not allowed to determine which topics we choose, how our experts work, which proposals they make in their papers or the positions they take in public debates. Financial support does not facilitate content or any other form of influence.
Independence from political or business interests is one of the most important fundaments of our daily work. In order to develop ideas, our staff continuously relies on the support of an array of leading experts from the fields of research, politics, civil society and economics. We only receive this support by remaining in a location where no one point of view dominates, but rather where a problem is addressed from various perspectives without outside demands.
We finance our work by appealing to foundations, public or non-profit organizations for the resources needed to investigate a specific topic. We encounter new topics and questions through our daily work on existing projects, or through exchanges with other experts from the fields of science, business, civil society and administration. The development of concrete proposals for how a societal problem can be solved always goes hand in hand with our funded projects.
Aside from foundations and ministries, we are always looking for support from the private sector. To preserve our independence, we ask corporations for donations that finance our organization as a whole. Funding a specific topic or project is not possible for corporations.
The funding of individual projects within the thematic fields is excluded for companies.
The Financial Transparency Report for 2017 can be found here.
The Financial Transparency Report for 2016 can be found here.