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Set up a Foundation

Your Endowment

Endowments to the assets of the University of Bremen Foundation

Endowments to the assets of the University of Bremen Foundation are included in the general foundation assets as non-earmarked donations. In this case, the annual proceeds of your endowment are used to fund University projects that promote research and teaching in the interests of society. The foundation's board of trustees decides which projects are selected for funding. In addition to outstanding professors from the University of Bremen, the board of trustees also represents personalities from business and civil society.

Endowments into the foundation fund

In addition, you can tie your endowment to a specific purpose by means of contributing to the endowment fund. This way, you have the option to determine for yourself which particular purpose the proceeds from your endowment should be assigned to. Assigned endowments are particularly advisable in the event of high sums. In such cases, the yields could be transferred to a research area of ​​your choice, for example, or a student or doctoral candidate in the form of a scholarship. We would be happy to discuss with you how best to implement your wishes and ideas.

Your own foundation

Trust Foundation

By setting up a trust foundation, you can help develop clever young minds under your own name – dependently and on a permanent basis. In order to keep expenses and income in reasonable proportion, this form of your own foundation makes sense from a foundation capital of 100,000 euro. Why a trust foundation under the umbrella of our foundation? The establishment and administration of an independent foundation with legal capacity is complex and time-consuming. A trust foundation without legal capacity is much more straightforward and needs no state approval. It is established by contract, the trust agreement, between the foundation benefactor and the trustee. Statutes define the organizational structure, specify the concrete purpose, and regulate all follow-up questions. The foundation’s assets are managed as special assets by the University of Bremen Foundation. The umbrella foundation takes over the administration of your foundation and thus minimizes the administrative costs, so that the entire proceeds benefit the foundation’s purpose. You, or a board of trustees of your choice, decide how the funds are to be used.

Endowment by testament

You can also start your commitment as a benefactor by will and testament after your death. In your will, you then provide for an endowment to the Foundation's assets, set up your own trust, or determine that the proceeds from your estate are earmarked, e.g. to be used to fund a scholarship. You can use the University of Bremen Foundation as a legatee or (co-) heiress. In this way, you ensure that you will be thought of in the future and you know your life’s work will be in good hands for generations to come.