Any organisation working for the common good should say what it does, where its funds come from, how they are used and who are the decision-makers. The Körber Foundation has signed a self-commitment to this end, obliging it to publish information on ten points. This information is given below:
The Körber Foundation was established by the entrepreneur Kurt A. Körber in 1959. Nowadays it is active regionally, nationally and internationally with its own projects, cooperations and events. It operates at three locations:
20457 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 • 40 • 80 81 92 - 0
Fax: +49 • 40 • 80 81 92 - 300
Capital city office
Pariser Platz 4a
D-10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 60
Fax: +49 • 30 • 206 267 - 67
2. Our guiding principles
We want to improve our society! We are confident this will succeed only through dialogue and understanding. That’s why we work to promote understanding between peoples and between social groups in Germany, for greater enlightenment and reflection through science, education and culture, and for confrontation with our historical origin and identity.
Our guiding principles are also reflected in the Foundation’s Articles of Association (PDF).
3. Legal form
The Körber Foundation is a public foundation with legal capacity, neither owned by nor controlled by a natural person. In the absence of a natural person, members of the Körber Foundation’s Executive Board count as economic beneficiaries as defined in the German Anti-Money Laundering Act of 23 June 2017. The Körber Foundation is subject to government supervision by the Judicial Authority of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Hamburg’s Tax Office has recognised the Körber Foundation as a tax-privileged (non-profit) corporate body by issuing an Exemption Certificate (PDF).
4. Executive bodies
You can find the names and functions of our decision-makers at Executive Bodies.
We also regard our Internet site as a report of our organisation’s activities. On request, we are also available in person to answer any queries. Please contact our Communications and Program Planning Manager, Martin Meister: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Körber Foundation employs staff in the Foundation’s project-related work and in the (special-purpose) activity of the Haus im Park. You can find the total number of employees in the document Personnel Structure (PDF).
7. & 8. Source and application of funds
The source and application of funds are both presented as Tables in the Profit and Loss Statement (PDF). Additional information can be found in the graphic presentation of the Utilisation of Funds by Foundation Areas (PDF) and in the Balance Sheet (PDF).
9. Corporate affiliation with third parties
The Körber Foundation is sole shareholder of Körber AG, the holding company of an international technology group comprising leading SMEs working in the business areas of Automation, Logistics Systems, Machine Tools, Pharmaceutical Systems, Tissues, Tobacco & Company Shareholdings. The Körber Foundation receives dividends. The Körber AG’s Supervisory Board Chairman is a member of the Foundation’s Council and Financial Board.
In the context of the Körber Foundation, there are no legal entities other than the Asset Management (Körber AG) whose contribution to the Körber Foundation amounts to more than 10% of our total annual incomes.