The Foundation at a Glance

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The Foundation at a glance


Name: Amadeu Antonio Foundation (in German: Amadeu Antonio Stiftung)

Headquarters: Heidelberg

Address: Novalisstraße 12, 10115 Berlin

Founded: 16. Oktober 2002

The Amadeu Antonio Foundation is a nonprofit foundation for civil rights, administered through the Fördergemeinschaft Modellprojekte GmbH (SFGM) (Support Community for Pilot Projects) in Weinheim. The Foundation became an independent organization from the Forschungsgruppe Modellprojekte e.V.(Research Group for Pilot Projects) in 1998.

Complete Constitution

Our Constitution (PDF document, 170.3 KB)

Description of Organizational Goals (Unfortunately, currently only available in German)

Our Goals

Our Support Criteria (PDF document)

Statement of Tax Status

According to the most recent statement by the Weinheim tax office on 17th August 2016, in accordance with § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 9 KStG and § 3 Nr. 6 GewStG, the Amadeu Antonio Foundation is exempt from both corporate income tax and commercial taxes. This is because the Foundation serves exclusively charitable purposes in alignment with §§ 51 ff. AO.

See here for more tax information (PDF document) (note: in German)

Names and Positions of Important Decisionmakers

The Amadeu Antonio Stiftung is financially administered through the SGFM in Weinheim, but the Foundation’s board manages the daily affairs of the Foundation. Anetta Kahane is chairperson of the board, and Dr. Pia Gerber is her deputy.  The Foundation council works in cooperation with the board to ensure compliance with donor wishes, decide on large grant requests and assist the board as well they can.

Click here for a list of council members.


Our Team

The Amadeu Antonio Foundation employs 30 people.

Ties to Third Parties

The Amadeu Antonio Foundation has succeeded since its founding in bringing together people from all walks of life. We have long worked with numerous local organizations, projects and initiatives across Germany; we consider these partnerships to be vital sources of mutual learning. Without these partners to show us the courage to innovate, and without the network of support that these partnerships knit together, the successful work of the Foundation would be impossible.

The Amadeu Antonio Foundation has been supported, advised and funded by the Freudenberg Foundation since its founding. This partnership has been extremely helpful; both organizations can focus on projects and fields in which they have the most expertise.

The Foundation also receives funding and support from the Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (Ministry of Families, Seniors, Women and Children). The Ministry funds certain strategic projects and works to implement government programs against right-wing extremism together with the AAF.

Another important partner of the Foundation is the magazine stern. stern and the AAF have long cooperated on the Mut gegen rechte Gewalt (“Courage Against Rightist Violence”) campaign, which contributes important earmarked funds to certain initiatives and projects. We work closely with stern to determine which projects receive this funding.

A full overview is available here.

The following entities contribute more than 10% (each) to the annual budget:

- Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend:

- Dreilinden - Gesellschaft für gemeinnütziges Privatkapital mbH:

- Freudenberg Stiftung:




Amadeu Antonio Stiftung
Novalisstr. 12
10115 Berlin

Tel.:  ++49 (0)30. 240 886 10
Fax:  ++49 (0)30. 240 886 22


U.S. tax-deductible donations

Checks can be made payable to FJC
with Amadeu Antonio Stiftung
in the memo line

Other donations:

Amadeu Antonio Stiftung
GLS Bank Bochum
Sort Code 430 609 67
Account No. 6005 0000 00
IBAN: DE32 4306 0967 6005 0000 00


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