Good practice

It is important for us to be transparent in the way we present our activities , our objectives, our finances, the projects we support and our governance. Consequently, you will find the corresponding information on these pages – all part and parcel of good practice.

In addition, Stiftung Mercator undertakes to comply with the 20 Principles of Good Practice (in German). These were developed by the Volkswagen Foundation in conjunction with other large-scale foundations.

We also recommend the Grundsätze guter Stiftungspraxis of the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Association of German Foundations) and the European Foundation Centre Principles of Good Practice. Stiftung Mercator is a member of both associations.