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 2021, 90 percent of the total budget was comprised of subsidies from non-profit foundations and organizations as well as public institutions. 10 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. 

Who finances us with what types of contributions, and how do we use that money?

In the fiscal year 2021, 2.46 million Euros was made available for our work. A total of 38 funders from the non-profit sector, the public sector, and the corporate sector supported our work. The five largest funders in 2021 were the Open Society Foundation, which provided SNV with institutional funding as well as funds for our work on Digital Rights and Disinformation. Luminate supported SNV as an institutional funder and for our work related to Data Economy.  Research related to Cybersecurity Policy was supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, which also funded SNV on an institutional level. The German Federal Foreign Office supported our work on Semiconductor Supply Chains and Artificial Intelligence. The German Research Foundationg (DFG) supported our work on Digital Rights.

The following table lists all of SNV's funders and the respective funding amounts.

Financial support from foundations, public institutions & non-profit organizations (2022)
Institution Source of funding Area funded Amount  
Federal Foreign Office Public Institution

Implementation of cybernorms

Europe-China: Emerging and Foundational Technologies

136.803,14 €

Atlantic Council of the United States Non-profit Organization  Open-source software security

23.447,38 €

The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media  Public Institution  Strengthening the Digital Public Sphere 186.077,88 €  
Datev Stiftung Zukunft Non-profit Organisation Institutional Funding 

60.000,00 €

DCAF Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces Non-profit Organisation Digital Rights, Surveillance and Democracy   5.135,67 €  
German Research Fundation (DFG) Public Institution Digital Rights, Surveillance and Democracy 

17.454,72 €

DSF Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung Non-profit Organisation Ambivalenzen der Digitalisierung für Frieden und Sicherheit

10.403,49  €

Evonik Stiftung Non-profit Organization   Institutional Funding

25.000,00 €

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH  Public Institution Digitalisierung für nachhaltige Entwicklung: Scenario simulation game "Cybersecurity Policy"

94.428,27 €

GOPA Worldwide Consultants GmbH Corporation China Semiconductor Observatory

15.600,00 €

Heinrich Böll Stiftung Non-profit Organization  Signals Intelligence

18.329,83 €

Investitionsbank Berlin Public Institution Institutional Funding

10.953,94 €

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Non-profit Organization   Kurzstudie zur Sicherheitspolitik 18.644,08 €  


Part of the Omidyar Group

Non-profit Organization Institutional Funding 323.685,29 €  
Max Planck Institut für Bildungsforschung Non-profit Organization   Plattformregulierung 10.733,12 €  
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Netherlands Public Institution The Geopolitics of Tech Supply Chains 97.538,62 €  
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Public Institution Digital Rights, Surveillance and Democracy  20.825,00 €  
Open Philantrophy Non-profit Organisation

The Geopolitics of Tech Supply Chains

Artificial Intelligence

76.230,166 €  
Open Society Foundations Non-profit Organization  European Intelligence Oversight Network 111.760,18  €  
ResetTech Non-profit Organisation Platform regulation 44.280,14  €  
Rhodium Corporation The Geopolitics of Tech Supply Chains  7.188,22 €  
Riigi Infosusteemi Amet (RIA) Public Institution EU Network  3.060,00 €  
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH Non-profit Organisation Institutional Funding 100.000,00 €  
Stiftung Mercator GmbH Non-profit Organisation Data Science Unit, Platform regulation, The Geopolitics of Tech Supply Chains 348.245,15 €  
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation Non-profit Organization

International Cybersecurity Policy, 
Institutional Funding  

180.521,74 €  
Miscellaneous   Fees from office space subleasing, travel reimbursements and small service contracts valued less than €1000 each 22.848,01 €  


Corporate Donor   Allocation of Funds Amount 2021

%-Share of Grand Total 2022

Accenture Dienstleistungen GmbH Corporation International Cybersecurity Policy 850,00 €  
Siemens AG Corporation Institutional Funding 25.000,00 €  
HiSolutions AG Corporation International Cybersecurity Policy 31.014,10 €  
Grand Total Corporate Donations 35.850,00 € 10%


Grand Total (all funders)




All amounts are based on our certified end-of-year financial report for the financial year 01.01. - 31.12.2021. For further questions regarding our financing structure, please contact our Grants & Finances Team.


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 28.12.2021 for the last fiscal year 2020 issued by the Tax Office for Corporations I Berlin (Finanzamt für Körperschaften I Berlin) following §5 Para.1 No.9 of the Corporation Tax Act.

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 2021 can be found here.

The Financial Transparency Report for 2020 can be found here.

The Financial Transparency Report for 2019 can be found here.

The Financial Transparency Report for 2018 can be found here.

The Financial Transparency Report for 2017 can be found here.

The Financial Transparency Report for 2016 can be found here.