The Stiftung Drittes Millennium primarily supports projects that emphasize helping people help themselves, especially if these projects include significant proportions of education and practical training and show promise of becoming self-supporting. An additional emphasis is on projects that meet the sustainability criterion of balanced components of social justice, economic stability and ecological responsibility. We believe that dialogue is essential for the success of such projects.
We cooperate with recognized organizations to maximize our support’s effectiveness. The character of our work is international and confessionally, politically and culturally neutral.
The growing gap between rich and poor, the ongoing destruction of our natural environment, wars and the accelerated consumption of non-renewable resources all threaten our society. A change of course, a shift away from these trends is urgently needed. We believe that humanity possesses the intelligence and ability to deal with its problems. But for this an evolution in consciousness is required, coupled with the active participation of everyone who understands the profound truth that we all live on one finite planet. In itself, alleviating the world’s ever-increasing misery will not be enough; reassessing the structures that contribute to this suffering and working to change them are also necessary.
Deadlines for submissions:
- January 22, 2021
- April 23, 2021
- July 30, 2021
- October 1, 2021
The Board meets and processes applications four times annually. You can find the respective due dates for submissions in the box to the left.
Applications should be submitted at least four months before the project starts.
Overlong applications or proposals submitted with incomplete forms and/or without the required additional documents cannot be considered.
Applications are processed based in order of the submission date, and applicants generally receive an answer within 3 months from that date. In cases where questions arise or in the event of unexpected difficulties there may be delays.
We are happy about all applications, but we always receive more submissions than the foundation can support. Therefore, rejections are unfortunately unavoidable. We ask for your understanding that we do not communicate the details of rejection decisions.
Projects sufficiently meeting the sponsorship criteria will be discussed at the next possible board meeting.
If the application is approved by the board we will inform you in writing with the details (amount, conditions, dates).
We will contact you should we need additional information.
Rejections are unfortunately unavoidable. We strive to inform you as soon as possible of a negative decision.
For projects continuing over several years the Foundation requires a short interim report per year (using our form) before approving and transferring the next tranche.
Any changes in the information on the application (e.g. personnel, financing, project content) must be promptly reported to the Foundation.
A short, 2-3 pages max., final report of your own design and a completed copy of the Stiftung Drittes Millennium’s online evaluation form must be submitted within 6 months of the project’s conclusion.
Until the final report and evaluation are approved, no new application can be considered and the final 10% of the support for the completed project will not be released.