The foundation was recognised as legally capable on 23 March 2017 and has been registered under 3446/1194/2 with the Berlin Senate Administration. Pursuant to notification of the competent tax authorities dated 12 June 2017, it was acknowledged as a non-profit making organisation. It is thus entitled to issue tax-deductible charitable donation receipts for the funds transmitted by its donors and supporters.



Our account for donations:
Evangelische Bank
IBAN: DE75 5206 0410 0003 9022 26

Statutes of "Stiftung Seemannshilfe - Deutsche Evangelische Seemannsmission" (extract):

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§ 1Name, registered office, legal form
  1. The foundation is named: "Stiftung Seemannshilfe - Deutsche Evangelische Seemannsmission".
  2. The foundation is a foundation with legal capacity under German civil law with its registered office in Berlin.
§ 2Purpose of the foundation
  1. Purpose of the foundation is to support persons working in a seafaring profession and their relatives, in need of care according to § 53 no. 1 and no. 2 AO [German Fiscal Code] regardless of their respective ethnic, national, or religious affiliations. One focus will be on supporting the Baltic Sea ports.
  2. The foundation realises its purpose by raising funds for the promotion of charitable purposes both by providing direct financial contribution to the beneficiaries, and by directly transferring the funds to other tax-privileged corporate bodies pursuant to § 58, no. 1 AO [German Fiscal Code].
  3. The foundation's proceeds as well as the donations collected, may be made available to other domestic and foreign corporate bodies – if these are subject to unrestricted taxation, they must be tax-privileged themselves – , that provide assistance to persons pursuant to § 2 (1) of these statutes.
  4. The foundation is entitled to conduct operational business.
  5. The foundation exclusively and directly pursues charitable purposes in terms of §§ 51 ff. of the German Fiscal Code.
  6. The foundation engages in charitable activities, it does not primarily aim at its own economic interests.