As a non-profit organization, we aim for transparency in our activities and financing. Hence, we would like to provide the structure of the Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights e.V. here.

1. Name, registered office, address and year of foundation

Name, address, address: see Imprint

Year of foundation: 2007

2. Complete statutes and information about the organizational objectives

Statutes Download

Organizational goals: Our Work

3.Details of Tax Allowances

After reviewing the last tax return of the association for the years 2015 to 2017, the association is recognized by the tax office for corporations I Berlin as a non-profit organization and is exempt from corporation tax as well as trade tax. According to the current notice of exemption, the association can issue donation receipts for donations until 26 March 2024.

4. Name and Function of Key Decision Makers

Salah Ahmad, Chairman of Jiyan Foundation in Iraq

Richard Grünberg, Chairman of the Association in Germany

5. Activity Report

See Annual Report 2017 – 2018

6. Personnel Structure

See Team Overview

7. Information on the Source of Funds

In 2018, the association received a total of 308,434.37 Euro from private and corporate donations, via the Betterplace donation platform, as well as from church communities and from the Amazon Smile programme. A further 827.88 Euro were collected by the campaign hoffnung – Hilfe für die Mission GmbH. The association also received prize money of 7,500 Euro from the Hamburg Initiative for Human Rights.

Beyond this, the association did not receive any other income.

The organisation in Iraq had total income of 3,252,889.06 Euro in 2018, see Audit 2018.

8. Information on the Use of Funds

The expenses of the association amounted to a total of 154,321.36 Euro in 2018. The costs are broken down as follows:

Administration: 1.359,42 Euro
Fundraising: 12.745,08 Euro
Travel Expenses: 9.395,23 Euro
Project Expenditure: 130.821,63 Euro

The organisation in Iraq had total expenditure of 3.168.503,26 Euro in 2018, see Audit 2018.

9. Corporate Affiliation with Third Parties

The Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights e.V. is an independent association based in Berlin. Furthermore, it is the sole shareholder of the Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights gGmbH and is affiliated with the Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights, which is based in Iraq and registered there.

10. Names of Persons whose Annual Payments represent more than 10 % of the Total Annual Budget

In recent years, the association has not received any donations from individuals, which together accounted for more than 10% of the annual budget.


Aylin Koç
Communication & Fundraising