Partners & Funders
The belief that partnerships lead to better results is one of the core values underlying our approach. The potential, needs and interests of our partners combined with our own expertise shape what we do and how we do it. Collaborating with partners and donors allows us to create higher levels of synergy and effectiveness. We consider this a fundamental best practice in conflict transformation. To foster and maintain the highest level of expertise and joint learning we actively participate in global, regional and national networks.
The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs/EDA, Political Affairs Division IV is our long-term strategic partner and has been providing ongoing and invaluable assistance for our project work.
Past and Present Partners
In the past we have collaborated with, or have received support from many partners all over the world. These include:
Association Médiation France
Austrian Foreign Ministry
German Federal Foreign Office
Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
Centre for Nonviolent Action (CNA), Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular (CINEP), Bogotá, Colombia
Como Consult, Germany
Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA), Massachusetts, MA, USA
Conciliation Resources, UK
CITpax (Centro Internacional de Toledo para la Paz), Spain
IKV Pax Christi, Netherlands
Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), South Africa
IPAK Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Peace Counts Network, Germany
Manana Gurgulia, Suchumi
Paata Zakareishvili, Tbilisi, Georgia
Schüler helfen Leben (SHL), Germany
Universidad Catolica Boliviana (UCB) San Pablo, Bolivia
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Lebanon
The Berghof Foundation has received generous support from a wide variety of donors all over the world. We would like to thank our funders for their generous contributions, which have helped us to achieve more with our limited resources. Our past and present donors include:
Government & Multilateral Institutions
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF)
German Federal Foreign Office (AA)
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa/zivik)
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)
Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
United Kingdom Conflict Prevention Tool/DFID
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Aktion Brot für die Welt
Church Development Service (EZE/EED)
Civil Peace Services
Deutsch Französisches Jugendwerk (DFJW)
Diakonisches Werk der EKD
Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V. (German Agro Action)
German Development Institute
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Affiliations and Networking
The Berghof Foundation is a member of the following organisations providing opportunities for networking with like-minded partners in order to better achieve its goals:
Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (BDS)
The Federal Association of German Foundations is a non-profit umbrella organisation representing and safeguarding the interests of German foundations to the general public, politicians and public authorities. Its task is to enable foundations to work more effectively to achieve their goals. The Federal Association of German Foundations is located in Berlin, Germany.
European Foundation Centre (EFC)
The European Foundation Center is an independent international non-profit association of foundations and corporate funders dedicated to creating an enabling legal and fiscal environment for foundations, documenting the foundation landscape, strengthening the infrastructure of the sector and promoting collaboration, both among foundations and with other actors, to advance the public good in Europe and beyond. The EFC is located in Brussels, Belgium.
Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG)
The Peace and Security Funders Group is an association of private and public foundations, operating foundations, charitable trusts, grantmaking programs, and individual philanthropists who make grants or expenditures that contribute to peace and global security. Its purpose is to enhance the effectiveness of philanthropic activity across this broad area of shared interests and commitments. The PSFG is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
European Peace Liaison Office (EPLO)
The European Peace Liaison Office is a European association of non-governmental organisations which are engaged in peacebuilding, crisis prevention and conflict resolution. Being a platform for collaboration amongst a community of like-minded partners, it is also lobbying for a more prominent role of peaceful tools and strategies in the policies of the European Union. EPLO’s office is located in Brussels, Belgium.
Plattform Zivile Konfliktbearbeitung
The Platform is a German network of associates, aiming to promote peaceful conflict management. It is designed as an open network.
Mediation Support Network (MSN)
The Mediation Support Network’s mission is to promote and improve mediation practice, processes and standards to address political tensions and armed conflict.