Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft

We are committed to transparency. As a signatory of the Transparent Civil Society Initiative we provide the following information to the public and will update it continuously.
1. Name, registered office, address and year of foundation

Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation
Am Bahnhof 1
82449 Uffing am Staffelsee

Foundation of the Children and Youth Initiative: January 2007
Foundation of the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation: November 11, 2011

Click here for our contact details.

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The contact person for the Transparent Civil Society Initiative is Lukas Mühlbauer. He can be reached via e-mail (lukas.muehlbauer@plant-for-the-planet.org) or by post at the above address.
2. Complete statutes as well as information about the goals of our organization

Here you can find our statutes.

Plant-for-the-Planet empowers children to take action against the climate crisis. The goal: plant 1,000 billion trees. Find out why the world needs 1,000 billion more trees here.

What drives us? The mission and vision of Plant-for-the-Planet.

On the page "About us" we describe which concrete activities we pursue.

3. Information on the tax benefit

The Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation (tax number: 119 / 147 / 00975) is a legally capable foundation under civil law with recognition by the Government of Upper Bavaria through a foundation deed dated November 11, 2011. It is exempt from corporate income tax according to the assessment notice of the Weilheim-Schongau tax office dated March 18, 2020, because it exclusively and directly serves the following charitable purposes within the meaning of §§ 51 ff. AO (German Tax Code), it exclusively and directly serves the following charitable purposes:

  • Promotion of science and research
  • Promotion of national and professional education, including student aid
  • Promotion of nature conservation and landscape preservation
  • Promotion of international spirit, tolerance in all areas of culture and the idea of international understanding
  • Promotion of development cooperation
  • Promotion of civic engagement.
4. Name and function of key decision-makers

Felix Finkbeiner, Chairman of the Board
Michael Durach, Vice Chairman of the Board
Sagar Aryal, third Board member
Caroline Gusinda, CEO

In our transparency report, we outline how we will align ourselves structurally in the future.

Here you can find an overview of our boards and employees.

5. Activity report

You will find our activity report in the annual financial statement. We also report in detail on our activities in our transparency report.

The latest information can be found in the blog.

6. Personnel structure

In 2021, 21 employees (full-time equivalents) work in our secretariat in Tutzing near Munich. The core team includes two members who are completing their voluntary ecological year. In addition, we are supported by about 100 volunteers. These are mainly academy moderators and parents who look after our clubs or plan events.

You can find out who works for us in which function under "Team".

7. Information on the source of funds

You can find a breakdown of the origin of funds in the annual financial statement and in our transparency report.

Under "Annual Reports" you will find the annual reports of the past years.

8. Information on the use of funds

We are aware that with every donation you also give us a piece of trust. Trust that we will use the money well and efficiently. That we and our local partners will handle it responsibly.

Yes, we feel responsible! And we use the money to the best of our knowledge and belief. Of course, this also includes an independent review of our results.

You can also find information on the use of funds in the annual financial statement and in our transparency report.

9. Corporate legal relationship with third parties

The Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation is the sole shareholder of Plant-for-the-Planet Service GmbH. The purpose of Plant-for-the-Planet Service GmbH is to grant and broker licenses, to acquire and support sponsors, and to communicate the idea and values of Plant-for-the-Planet. It implements this, among other things, through the sale of the Good Chocolate or the acquisition and decommissioning of CO2 certificates. which is responsible for the sale of the Good Chocolate and certificate trading.

Furthermore, the Foundation holds 100% of the shares in Guten Holding UG, which in turn holds 100% of the shares in Woodola GmbH. Woodola is an online platform for sustainable unique wood products.

10. Large donations
In the last reporting year, there were no grants from either legal entities or individuals that exceeded 10% of the total annual revenue.