Stiftung Mercator GmbH, Essen, and Stiftung Mercator Schweiz, Zurich, were founded by the Schmidt family, which has donated a substantial amount of its own assets to the foundation.
The assets of Stiftung Mercator GmbH, Essen, currently amount to 113,092,000 euros (as of 31.12.2012).
Project funding grants are posted to the accounts as expenses by Stiftung Mercator in accordance with our internal governance code. This procedure ensures that funds which are approved for drawdown over the next few years will remain available irrespective of the occurrences in subsequent years.
Stiftung Mercator has invested approximately 282 million euros in over 800 projects between the time when it commenced its work and the end of 2012.
Click here to go to a database which contains all grants approved since the beginning of 2008.
Click here to view the financial information of our annual report 2012.