Initiative for Transparency in Civil Society

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Transparency is important to us. That is why we have joined the Transparent Civil Society Initiative (Transparenten Initiative der Zivilgesellschaft). We undertake to make the following ten pieces of information available to the public and keep them up to date:


1) Identification
Name: Citizens For Europe (CFE) gemeinnütizge UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Registered in: Berlin, Germany
Visiting Address: Invalidenstraße 110, 10115 Berlin
Founded: April 2014 (predecessor association founded in 2009)

2) Purpose of Organisation
Articles of Incorporation (in DE)
Read more about our vision and activities

3) Non-Profit Status
Authority: Finanzamt für Körperschaften I, Berlin
Tax-ID: 27/611/04644
Freistellungsbescheid 2021
Non-profit purpose:

§§ 52 (2) point 10 AO: Promotion of aid for people persecuted on the basis of race or religion
as well as the promotion of aid for people who are discriminated against on the basis of their gender
identity or their gender orientation.
§§ 52 (2) point 18 AO: The promotion of equal rights for women and
§§ 52 (2) point 24 AO: The general promotion of democratic government
within the scope of this Act.#

§§ 52 (2) item 25 AO: The promotion of civic engagement
in favor of the aforementioned tax-privileged purposes.

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4) Power Structure
Shareholder and CEO: Martin Wilhelm

5) Activity Report

6) Personnel
below 10 fulltime equivalent (FTE) personnel of which
– three leadership positions, one CEO
– -2/3 of FTE are none-male
–  half FTE are non-white

7) Financial Report (preliminary for 2022): Income
a) public grants: 800.000 €
b) private grants/donations: 90.000 €
c) business income: 30.000 €

8) Financial Report (preliminary of 2018): Expenditures:
a) Personnel: 60%
c) Infrastructure: 5%
d) Services & Materials: 15%
e) Activity costs: 20%

9) Affiliations
none; Shareholder and CEO: Martin Wilhelm

10) Donations & Grants provided by legal entity and private persons (>10% of total turnover)
Federal Ministry for Family: 500.000 € (grant)
DeZIM: 175.000 € (grant)
Open Society Foundation: 90.000 € (donation)

Last updated: 08 November 2022