Like any non-profit organization the Reiner Lemoine-Stiftung can be given donations and endowment contributions. The donor/endowment contributor receives a receipt and can deduct his allocation from tax. The government rewards the funding of charitable foundations with wide-reaching tax benefits.
In the best case the revenue office participates in the allocation with up to 50 percent, i.e. if you donate or contribute 100 € —with the maximum tax rate—you will get 50 € in return from the revenue office.
Please read our information on the current legal situation
Donations must be used immediately, which usually means before December 31 of the following year and serve public benefit purposes.
Endowment contributions increase the assets of the Reiner Lemoine-Stiftung, thus may not be expended. Interest revenues generated from the endowment however, can be used for public benefit purposes.
Donation and Endowment Contributions Procedure
With a large donation (Großspende - minimum 5000 €)
You can choose for which of the Reiner Lemoine-Stiftung projects your donation is to be used.
With a legacy donation
You may support the Reiner Lemoine-Stiftung through your legacy. The advantage of this is that the assets given to the foundation will be kept in perpetuity.
With your own fiduciary foundation named after you (treuhänderische Namensstiftung - minimum 50.000 €)
You establish your own foundation which funds the Reiner Lemoine-Stiftung. Your name will be kept in memory and the assets given to the foundation will be preserved.
If you want to support the foundation with a donation,
please get in touch with us - Contact Form.