Where does the money come from?

The foundation's finances

The schwelle Foundation's work is financed through returns on its own assets, grants of the founding families and through individual donations.

Since its inception in 1979, the foundation's assets have increased to 4,250,000 euros. With an annual rate of return, raging from 1.5 to 3 percent, the foundation generates 140,000 euro. In addition, the foundation raises contributions by the founder and donnations that add up to 180,000 euros annually. Altogether, this means that the schwelle Foundation operates with a total annual amount of up to 320,000 euros to finance and support "contributions to peace".