Since our launch in 2011, our funding is based on project work. Our projects are financed by a variety of changing private and public funding institutions. In addition, we generate income via donations and to a small degree via economic activities. In the financial year 2020, we raised more than 2.532 million euros for our work. This was offset by total expenditure of 2.028 million euros.
Development of total revenue
Personnel costs are by far the largest expense item. Our excellent team is our most important resource. In addition, non-personnel costs as well as tax payments are incurred every year. Most of the expenditure is project-related. We try to keep the administrative costs of the organization low (approx. 5% of the total expenditure). They include, for example, material costs for rent, finances, insurances and technical infrastructure.
This year, OKF employs an average of 28 people, many of them part-time. 3 team members do not work in Berlin, but are located in the Jugend hackt Labs in the cities Fürstenberg and Ulm. We are very pleased that the share of female employees at OKF is more than 55%.
The majority (65%) of our income comes from project-related grants. In addition, there is growing donation income amounting to approximately 21% of our income. Most of the donations are addressed to FragDenStaat. Additionally, the charity campaign FriendlyFire contributed to this increase of donations by raising donations for the OKF as a whole as well as for 7 other organizations in December 2019. Furthermore, we generated about 13% of our income from economic income sources. Sponsoring currently accounts for less than 1% of our funds.
Projects financed by individual donations or based on voluntary work
Our projects emerge from a solution-oriented as well as idealistic attitude, and are often initiated by volunteer activities.
Individual donations enable our continued work, keep us independent and support the sustainability of our efforts. Help us by donating today!
Notice of Exemption [DE]
The notice of exemption is issued by the tax office for corporations and indicates that we are tax-privileged.
Balance Sheets / Profit and Loss Statements [DE]
In 2018, we decided to switch our accounting method to balance sheets, and in addition, we voluntarily provide the notes to the financial statements and the management report.