(2020-09-29) Again 15,000 euros for the clubs

"Where is the journey going?" - This question is primarily asked by investors who are currently experiencing global turbulence on the financial and capital markets due to the global corona crisis. A committee has been thinking about this for months in the top city too. Successful so far. The Plauen Community Foundation can go into the coming year with 1,750,000 euros in endowment capital. "We have a lot more effort to defend our good initial situation," the foundation board members make it clear that the problems have worsened again due to the virus pandemic. Many so-called consumer foundations in the Federal Republic are weakening because of the persistent low and negative interest rates. In case of doubt, no distributions will be made.

(2020-09-12) Check delivery

Photo: Karsten Repert

The board members Gabriele Pecht, Beate Schad, Dr. Ilona Gogsch and the chairman Prof. Dr. Bernd Märtner (left) thank Michael Rannacher and his steam engine friends for 700 euros on behalf of the Plauen Community Foundation.

(2020-06-26) Plauen community foundation is number two in Saxony!

Foundation meeting on June 26, 2020

Photo: Karsten Repert

If someone makes a profit during the interest rate and corona crisis, that's pretty remarkable. The Plauen Community Foundation can support eight projects with EUR 16,000. This is only possible because the entire team around the chairman of the board, Prof. Dr. Bernd Märtner and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Gerold Kny are all volunteering. The current 24 members once received money from the Hans Löwel Foundation as start-up capital. In 2012, committed citizens of the city came together in the Plauen Community Foundation to provide sustainable, selfless education, assistance to young people and the elderly, art, culture and monument protection, social issues as well as sport and nature conservation for the benefit of the people living in the city to promote and develop. They started with 1.4 million euros. Despite a few complicated financial years, the Plauen Community Foundation was able to increase its available capital to 1,674,000 euros, although most German foundations were hit very hard in 2019

(2019-10-08) Another 20,000 euros for the associations and citizens of Plauen

Trotz Minuszins wächst das Stammkapital auf 1,7 Millionen Euro

In the picture from left: Dr. Ilona Gogsch, Prof. Dr. Bernd Märtner, Michael Rannacher as organizers of the steam engine exhibition, Gabriele Pecht and Beate Schad have started the new funding period for the Plauen Community Foundation. Text and photo: Karsten Repert / BLICK

They manage 68 billion euros of share capital. Are the 22,743 foundations in Germany now being phased out? The danger is great. Because for some time now you have been receiving negative interest for money saved on your account. The community foundation in Plauen is fighting against this decline in values. And as one of the few foundations in the country with success. "Our costs are very low because we are all volunteers," says Prof. Dr. Bernd Märtner on the main problem of most wealth institutions. The second advantage: “We keep receiving donations from the people of Plauen. They help to secure the share capital and increase it. In addition, there are fairly safe fund investments. Today I would like to thank all volunteers and all donors on behalf of the 64,931 Plauen citizens ”, emphasizes Bernd Märtner, Chairman of the Board.

(2019-06-05) Plauen Civic Foundation is one of the winners

On 5th June 2019, the award ceremony for the German Benefactors' Prize took place at the German Foundation Congress in Mannheim. Prominent guests such as Winfried Kretschmann, Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, as well as the writer and cabaret artist Eckhard von Hirschhausen acknowledge the dedication of the 30,000 citizens who won awards. This year, it is the first time that the Federal Association of German Foundations is honouring such a large community of benefactors – including the Plauen Foundation – with the most prestigious award within the world of foundations.

(2019-04-05) Awarded the seal of excellence

Plauen Civic Foundation – member of a strong community

The Bürgerstiftung Plauen Civic Foundation has been awarded the seal of excellence for Civic Foundations from the Federal Association of German Foundations.

(2019-03-28) Annual general meeting

At this year's AGM at the Sternquell Brewery, the Plauen community foundation was able to show a very good financial situation. The capital available to the foundation has been increased from an original sum of €1,400,000 (2012) to €1,650,000 (2017), although €108,000 has been disbursed towards the foundation's charitable objectives.

(2019-01-15) Funding applications 2019

By November 30, 2018, the Plauen Community Foundation had received 29 applications from Plauen associations. The applications have been examined and discussions are now under way with the applicants. For 2019, the community foundation received applications for a wide range of projects from various Plauen associations. The decision on the granting of funding will be made at the foundation meeting, which will take place on the evening of March 28, 2019. At the Plauen Top Festival, the projects and associations are presented and the sponsorship checks are handed over. The presentation will take place on June 23, 2019 (after the peak parade) on the main stage on the Altmarkt.

For 2020, citizens of Plauen can submit their project applications until November 30, 2019.

(2018-10-15) Plauen Community Foundation receives seal of approval

Dear Prof. Dr. Martin,

On behalf of the Community Foundations Working Group of the Federal Association of German Foundations, we congratulate you and the Plauen Community Foundation on the seal of approval for community foundations. The seal of approval is awarded annually on the basis of the “10 characteristics of a community foundation” formulated jointly by the community foundations in their working group. After more than 20 successful years of community foundation movement in Germany, more than 300 community foundations will bear the seal of approval on January 1, 2019.

(2018-10-12) Annual meeting

On October 11th and 12th, 2018, the annual meeting of the Federal Association of German Foundations, Environment Working Group, took place in Plauen. The theme of the conference was "Sustainable Development in Urban Regions". Around 50 participants from all over Germany traveled to the Vogtland metropolis and were enthusiastic about Plauen and the Vogtland. The members of the German Foundations completed an extensive program in Plauen and in Vogtland.

Link to the review of the conference
Press report BLICK Vogtland