Donation Information

Information about donations and donation confirmations

The foundation Marburger Mission is exempted from corporation tax for the promotion of charitable and religious purposes according to an exemption decision of the tax office Gießen.
We are entitled to issue donation confirmations for submission to the tax office for the donations we have received.
In January of the following year you will receive the annual donation receipt.

How much of my donation actually reaches the supported project?

We work according to the 90/10 principle: 90% of your donation goes to the project. 10 percent is used to cover our administrative costs.

We are committed to dealing responsibly with the money and adhering to the fundraising principles of the (AEM) and we face the annual review..

General remark:

We appreciate every donation and guarantee to use it exclusively to fulfill our statutory purposes. If you indicate a specific purpose or project for your donation, it will be used accordingly. If this is not possible because this purpose does not exist, the project has too many donations or has ended, your donation will be used for other projects of the Marburger Mission Foundation.

In the case of permanent donations or long-term standing orders that have an outdated or unchanged donation purpose, we will allocate the donations to the follow-up project or a similar project.

Specification of the complete address

We would like to thank you for your donation and send you a donation receipt. Therefore, please notify us in addition to the intended use on the transfer form, your complete current address.
On several occasions, we find it difficult to correctly allocate donations because banks usually only communicate the name of the sender.
Therefore, it is a great help if you enter, in addition to the purpose of use, your postal code, the street and the house number in the field "intended use".

Missing grant confirmation?

You have not received confirmation? Then write us an email at: or call the following phone number: +49-6421-9123-16

In what amount are donations taken into account at the tax office?

On 6 July 2007, the German Bundestag passed the »Law for the further strengthening of civic engagement«. As a result, donations to nonprofit organizations and foundations may be deducted retrospectively as of January 1, 2007, up to a maximum of 20% of the total income as a special issue.
The previous deduction restrictions have been lifted.
The new regulation has greatly simplified the possibilities of donation withdrawal.
For large donations, however, the upper limit can be reached quickly. In these cases, it is possible to carry forward the unused donation deduction in subsequent years.
Donations to the assets of a foundation may be deducted at the request of the taxpayer during the assessment period of the grant and in the next nine assessment periods up to a maximum of EUR 1 million.
If you have further questions, please contact your tax adviser or the responsible tax office.