Long-term support of KAS by setting up a fund

Long-term support for individual tasks carried out by KAS can be achieved by setting up a fund or an endowment contribution to an existing fund. Under certain conditions, the funds may bear the name of their founder.


Benefactors and donors have achieved a lot through funds – here are a few examples:


Social Market Economy Funds

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung established this fund in May 2004 with a first major donation, which has since received further funds. From the fund assets and its proceeds, the foundation supports a broad spectrum of activities that focus on the ideas and principles underpinning a social market economy. The objective is to achieve widespread acceptance of the social market economy in Germany and worldwide.

Since 2002, each year the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung has been awarding the social market economy prize in the Frankfurter Paulskirche, which honours outstanding, exemplary achievements by individuals in the spirit of the social market economy. The previous winners are: Professor Werner Otto, Professor Berthold Leibinger, Helmut O. Maucher, Hans B. Bauerfeind, Sybill Storz, Arend Oetker, Peter Wichtel, Eva Mayr-Stihl und Hans Peter Stihl, Regina Görner, Dr Jochen F. Kirchhoff and Walter Riester, Dr Reinhard Kardinal Marx as well as Dr Jürgen Hambrecht.


The donations account for the social market economy funds:

Recipient: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Bank account: HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG

IBAN DE89 3003 0880 0000 3040 77




Erica Weimar who passed away in late 1997, bequeathed her assets to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. In accordance with her wishes, the KAS set up a fund named after her parents, Theodor and Elisa Weimar. The fund uses its proceeds to support the academic education and training of talented young people, particular German students and gifted young journalists.

The donation account for the Theodor-und-Elisa-Weimar-Fonds:

Recipient: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Bank account: Deutsche Bank AG

IBAN DE03 3707 0000 0310 7018 30




In the year 2000, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung was granted an inheritance from the estate of Werner Hintzler in order to financially strengthen political education work. During his lifetime, Werner Hintzler was devoted to the principles and life work of Konrad Adenauer and his last will reflects his wish to financially support democracy and rule of law over the long-term.

The donation account for the Werner-Hintzler-Fonds:

Recipient: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Bank account: HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG

IBAN DE14 3003 0880 0000 3040 69




Even ten years before her death in September 1993, Else Heiliger determined the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung as sole heir to her assets under the condition that it promotes and financially supports needy German artists.


The foundation used the estate assets to found the Elise-Heiliger-Fonds (EHF) in 1994. Since then, it has supported artists in a variety of ways and financed important cultural activities of young talent. Given that Else Heiliger decreed that her assets be used promptly, the programme is set to expire at the end of 2009.


In order to secure this successful promotion of artists beyond the year 2009, dedicated sponsors of contemporary art initiated the trustee programme “Else-Heiliger-Fonds 2010”. In line with the civic commitment demonstrated by Else Heiliger, each trustee supports the fund with €30,000 and hence contributes towards the KAS’ continued assistance to artists during key stages of their career.


For more information on the trustee programme EHF 2010:


The donation account for the Else-Heiliger-Fonds 2010:

Recipient: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Bank account: M.M. Warburg & CO

IBAN DE15 2012 0100 1001 4150 06




The dependent Norbert-Lammert-Stiftung was founded on 18 November 2002 on the initiative of the benefactor and current chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Dr Norbert Lammert. The foundation’s assets are held in trust by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Objectives of the foundation include: promoting education and training, art and culture as well as understanding among nations and tolerance.


Bank details

Bank account: GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG

Account holder: Norbert-Lammert-Stiftung

IBAN: DE41 4306 0967 4072 1435 00




In the year 2010, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung received a donation from Dr Helmut Münch for the founding of the fund “DRESDEN 89”. This fund is used to finance measures for educational work – primarily the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung training institute in Dresden. The measures mainly consist of educational events, exhibitions or the funding of individual or several persons based on the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Articles of Association. Additional endowment contributions or donations to the fund’s assets are possible.


The donation account for the Fond Dresden 89

Recipient: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Bank account: Bankhaus M.M. Warburg & Co. KGaA

IBAN: DE62 2012 0100 1002 4150 06




In 2008, Ms Luise Spliedt bestowed part of her assets to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung based on a legacy, under the condition that it be used as a study grant for children from low-income families. Resources from this fund had to be spent by 31/12/2016 in accordance with the wording of the legacy and the decision of the tax authority.


The donation account for the Spliedt Fond

Recipient: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Bank account:Bankhaus M.M. Warburg & Co. KGaA

IBAN: DE06 2012 0100 1007 4150 06



Hilfsfonds Internationale Solidarität

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung established the relief fund “Internationale Sicherheit” with the help of earmarked private donations. Resources from this fund are intended for the material and non-material support of politically persecuted persons abroad, who suffer hardship for defending justice and freedom.


The donation account for the Hilfsfonds Internationale Solidarität

Recipient: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Bank account: Bankhaus M.M. Warburg & Co. KGaA

IBAN: DE59 2012 0100 1004 4150 06




The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung set up the Fond SPR in 2003 in accordance with the decision on liquidity taken by the Studiengesellschaft für Public Relations e.V. Bonn. This fund finances measures in the field of scientific services carried out by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.


The donation account for the Fond SPR

Recipient: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Bank account: HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG

IBAN: DE 45 3003 0880 0000 3040 93



Generationenfond (der Altstipendiaten)

In 2004, the Konrad-Adenauer set up the Generationenfund der Altstipendiaten with the help of earmarked third-party donations and contributions from former KAS scholarship holders.


The donation account for the Generationenfonds (der Altsteipendiaten)

Recipient: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Bank account: Bankhaus M.M. Warburg & Co. KGaA

IBAN: DE56 2012 0100 1006 4150 06



Get involved and save taxes

Changes to non-profit and donation law, which entered into force retroactively as of 1 January 2007, enable significant tax breaks for donors and benefactors. The special expenses deduction for endowment contributions towards a non-profit foundation’s basic assets has also been increased. With an endowment contribution towards an existing fund of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung or by founding a new fund benefiting other aims (as chosen by you), which are laid down in the Articles of Association, you are supporting democracy and rule or law and contributing towards securing peace and freedom around the world.


Please also visit the “Circle of friends of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung” and get information about interesting study trips and seminar programmes including other advantages afforded by the Circle of friends .