Transparency is important to us. That is why we are a member of Transparency International.
We are committed to making the following ten pieces of information available to the public and keeping them up to date:
1) Name, registered office, address and year of foundation
The non-profit association Living Gaia e.V. was founded in 2013 with its registered office in Berlin and is registered at the Charlottenburg Local Court under the association registration number VR 32972 B.
Living Gaia e.V.
Berliner Str. 53
2) Complete articles of association and details of the organization's objectives.
Articles of association (PDF-Download)
Living Gaia stands for the promotion of education about the planet's natural and earth-based resources. The association collects donations in order to implement sustainable projects in the field of environmental protection and nature conservation and to be able to present them as model projects.
Furthermore, Living Gaia e.V. aims to connect the knowledge and wisdom of the Indigenous cultures of the Amazon with the knowledge and wisdom of western cultures. With the long-standing relationship to the Indigenous Huni Kuin, successful projects and sub-goals have already been implemented, such as the Amazon conservation project, the founding of a Women's association, and Cultural exchange.
3) Details of the tax concession
The corporation Living Gaia e.V. (tax number 27/671/56281) is exempt from corporation tax according to § 5 para. 1 no. 9 of the Corporation Tax Act and from trade tax according to § 3 no. 6 of the Trade Tax Act, because it exclusively and directly serves tax-privileged non-profit purposes in the sense of §§ 51 ff. AO. The last notice of exemption we received was issued by the Tax Office for Corporations I, Berlin and is valid until 31 December 2025.
4) Name and function of key decision-makers
Alexandra Schwarz-Schilling, Chairperson of the Board
Christin Colli, Deputy Chairwoman of the Board
Klaus Trenz, Treasurer
The Executive Board works on a voluntary basis.
5) Activity reports
6) Staff structure/ Team
Alexandra Schwarz-Schilling, Chairwoman of the association's board and managing director, honorary
Simon Knoop, Project manager in permanent position
Jaci Meinhold, Honorary employee
Marie Buhaienko, ehrenamtlich
...and many helpers and supporters who organize events on a voluntary basis or otherwise are part of the alliance!
7) Information on the source of funds
The income amounted to € 98,750.13 in 2022. The amounts of the individual revenue items can be taken from the profit and loss account (see item 8: Balance sheet).
The income amounted to € 357,295.96 in 2021. The amounts of the individual revenue items can be taken from the profit and loss account.
The income amounted to € 114,591.75 in 2020. The amounts of the individual revenue items can be taken from the profit and loss account (see item 8: Balance sheet).
The income amounted to € 95,510.66 in 2019. The amounts of the individual revenue items can be taken from the profit and loss account (see item 8: Balance sheet).
b) Membership fees
Membership fees from individual members amounted to € 1,100 in 2022.
Donation income from 01.01.2022 to 31.12.2022 amounted to € 98,750.13.
8) Balance sheet / information on the use of funds
Balance sheet 2022 as at 31.12.2022
Balance sheet 2021 as at 31.12.2021
Balance sheet 2020 as at 31.12.2020
Balance sheet 2019 as at 31.12.2019
9) Affiliation with third parties under company law
does not exist
10) Names of persons whose annual payments account for more than 10% of the total annual budget
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Living Gaia e.V.
IBAN: DE48 4306 0967 1150 1986 00
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