As a non-profit foundation, our grants and our own projects are oriented towards the common good. Our responsibility goes beyond this, however. Our credibility is also measured by the extent to which we uphold our values within our organization.

Guiding principles of good practice for foundations

We at Stiftung Mercator base our work on and acknowledge the guiding principles of good practice for foundations adopted by the Association of German Foundations. The principles define an ethical framework to guide effective and altruistic foundation activities and aim to increase transparency in the non-profit sector.