1. Name, registered office, address and year of incorporation

    Open Knowledge Foundation Germany e.V.
    Register of associations:
    Singerstr. 109
    D-10179 Berlin

    Register of associations no.: VR 30468 B
    The Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e.V. was founded in 2011.

    2. Complete statutes as well as information on the organisational goals (DE)

    The statutes of the Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e. V. can be found here.

    3. Information on tax relief

    Our work is exempt from corporation tax pursuant to § 5 para. 1 no. 9 of the Corporation Tax Act and from trade tax pursuant to § 3 no. 6 of the Trade Tax Act due to the promotion of science and research as well as the promotion of popular and vocational education as well as student assistance pursuant to the last exemption notice received by us from the Tax Office for Corporations I, Berlin dated 03.09.2021.

    A current extract from the register of associations of 2022 can be found here.

    4. Name and function of essential decision makers

    Kristina Klein is chairwoman of the board, Gabriele C. Klug is treasurer. Further board members are Daniel Dietrich, Felix Reda, Lea Gimpel and Stefan Heumann. Henriette Litta is managing director of the association.

    Ethics Officer

    Our current OKF Ethics Officer ist Giulia Norberti. Questions regarding ethics and the code of conduct can be directed to .

    Data protection officer

    Our external data protection officer is Beata-Konstanze Hubrig from Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Hubrig.

    5. Annual reports [DE]

    Transparancy has to be lived and not just demanded, and thus, since 2017, we provide our annual financial and activity report following the guidelines of the Social Reporting Standard.

    6. Personnel structure

    In addition to the managing director, OKF DE employs around 30 team members. The project leads manage their projects independently and have project teams with project managers and project assistants. The team of the managing director includes the positions of system administration, organizational development, accounting and finance. OKF DE pays salaries to all employees based on the collective agreement of the federal states (TVL). It is particularly pleasing that the proportion of women working at OKF DE is over 57 percent.

    7. & 8. Information on source & use of funds

    Neither private nor legal persons hold shares in our association. This would not be possible. There is no membership in any other organisation, we are not legally affiliated with any organisation, and hold no shares in any other organisation.

    Project funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to finance the Prototype Fund in 2021 accounts for approximately 19% of the total annual budget. Core funding from Luminate accounts for approx. 11% of the total income in 2021. Funding from the ‘Deutsche Bahn’ Foundation for Jugend hackt corresponds to approx. 10% of the total income in 2021. All other income is well below 10% of total income.