Facts and figures on funding activities
As at 31.12.2015
|Original capital of the Foundation||DEM 10.1 billion (approx. EUR 5.2 billion)|
|Foundation total assets in 2015||approx. EUR 490 million|
|Income generated in 2015||EUR 13.9 million|
|Projects supported since the creation of the Foundation in 2000||4,027 projects with EUR 103.91 million|
|Project funding amount in 2015||342 projects with EUR 9.29 million|
Project funding regarding activity areas
|A critical examination of history:||A critical examination of history:|
|2,055 projects with EUR 34.75 million||162 projects with EUR 2.60 Million|
|Working for human rights:||Working for human rights:|
|1,096 projects with EUR 30.77 million||96 projects with EUR 2.03 million|
|Commitment to the victims of National Socialism:||Commitment to the victims of National Socialism:|
|876 projects with EUR 38.38 million||84 projects with EUR 3,76 million|
Information on the payments to former forced labourers
- concluded at the end of 2006 -
The assets of the Foundation EVZ that were originally to be distributed to the victims of National Socialism amounted to DEM 10.1 billion (approx. EUR 5.2 billion).
Of this, DEM 5.1 billion (approx. EUR 2.6 billion) was raised through voluntary contributions by approximately 6,500 German companies, many of which did not exist during the National Socialist era. The remaining DEM 5 billion was provided by the German Government.
The major portion of the overall sum, almost DEM 8.7 billion (approx. EUR 4.4 billion) was distributed to surviving forced labourers in the form of individual lump-sum payments. These payments were disbursed by partner organisations in the respective countries.
A total of EUR 358 million was set aside for the work of the grant-giving Foundation. The Foundation’s capital currently amounts to EUR 418 million (as at 31 December 2008). This enables us to provide funding of around EUR 8 million each year.
The following table shows the distribution of the payment amounts among the individual partner organisations and the number of beneficiaries.
|Partner organisation||Number of beneficiaries||Payment amount (EUR)|
|Belarus; of which|
|International Organization for Migration (IOM)||90,000||386 million|
|Jewish Claims Conference (JCC)||159,000||1.149 million|
|Russia: of which|
|Czech Republic||76,000||210 million|
The payment amounts were calculated according to three criteria:
- the nature of the place of confinement and the detention conditions,
- the severity of the forced labour,
- whether or not the victims suffered deportation.
Category A included persons who were exploited as forced labourers in a concentration camp or who were compelled to work in a closed ghetto. They received an amount of EUR 7,670.
Category B included persons who were deported from their home countries to the German Reich or to German occupied territories and then subjected to forced labour under detainment, conditions resembling detention or similar, extremely harsh living conditions. The Law envisaged payments of up to EUR 2,560 for these victims.