Endowments for a good cause

People support us through foundations and endowments to help create a better future and provide long-term assistance. Whether you already have concrete plans give in this way or you are not sure, we can help you to make your personal idea a reality.

Marc Herbeck Team Philanthropy & Partnerships

What types of foundation and endowment are there?
 

The first question for anyone wanting to start a foundation or endowment is which legal form it should take. The simplest form is an endowment contribution, as it does not need to be recognised by the authorities. It is also cheap to create an endowment fund, which is legally the same as an endowment contribution but offers you more options.

The first question for anyone wanting to start a foundation or endowment is which legal form it should take. The simplest instrument is an endowment contribution, as it does not need to be recognised by the authorities. It is inexpensive to create your own endowment fund. Legally it is an endowment contribution, but it offers you more options. In this way you can give your fund a name and establish its aim.

Otherwise you can opt to set up an endowment with a money-back guarantee. This is possible with a donor loan: You can offer long-term help without having to part with your donation permanently. However setting up your own foundation gives you the most options. In this case too, you must take care to choose the right form. But don’t worry, we will be happy to advise you!

Different ways of Endowments

Endowment contributions: the simplest way to give

An endowment contribution does not require any recognition from the authorities and it is the simplest instrument for giving. If you want to make a lasting contribution to help us fight hunger, you can simply contribute to the funds of the Deutsche Welthungerhilfe Foundation!

Endowment funds: “your own foundation” from 5,000 euros

Endowment funds are legally considered to be endowment contributions and they can be set up in a few days. However they offer you more options. You can name them and specify their purpose, and let the endowment fund grow on its own or with others.

Donor loans: a money-back guarantee from 10,000 euros

You can provide long-term support without handing over your assets permanently, by giving the Welthungerhilfe Foundation an interest-free loan. This allows you to keep your options open, as you can increase your loan, cancel it, or convert it into an endowment contribution.

Your own foundation: this is possible from 25,000 euros

Having your own foundation offers you the most flexibility. A trust foundation is often enough for a simple charitable foundation. For large amounts, or if you want to organise your own projects, we recommend a foundation with legal capacity.

Did we Convince You?

If so you can donate directly:

Stiftung Welthungerhilfe
Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 1
53173 Bonn
Commerzbank Bonn
IBAN: DE91 3804 0007 0255 5555 00
BIC: COBADEFFXXX

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