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
|Atlantic Council of the United States||Non-profit Organization||Open-source software security||
|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||
|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||
|DSF Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung||Non-profit Organisation||Ambivalenzen der Digitalisierung für Frieden und Sicherheit||
|Evonik Stiftung||Non-profit Organization||Institutional Funding||
|Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH||Public Institution||Digitalisierung für nachhaltige Entwicklung: Scenario simulation game "Cybersecurity Policy"||
|GOPA Worldwide Consultants GmbH||Corporation||China Semiconductor Observatory||
|Heinrich Böll Stiftung||Non-profit Organization||Signals Intelligence||
|Investitionsbank Berlin||Public Institution||Institutional Funding||
|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
|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,
|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 2017 can be found here.
The Financial Transparency Report for 2016 can be found here.