Getting ideas off the ground

Foundations must fulfil numerous legal and tax requirements in order to be recognised by foundation authorities as legally capable and by tax authorities as charitable. In order to do justice to the complexity of (tax) law for tax-privileged corporations, KPMG relies on a Germany-wide network of specialists.

In each region, the network is represented by a responsible partner who maintains contacts with the tax authorities as well as the foundation supervisory authority and follows changes in the administrative practice of the tax authorities in the respective federal state. The foundation teams are integrated into the international KPMG network for advising foundations and non-profit organisations.

We also provide comprehensive support in the areas of accounting, strategy and sustainability, from the audit of annual financial statements to structured asset management and integrated sustainability reporting. Under the leadership of one of our partners, you receive all services bundled and tailored to your individual objectives.


Different standards apply to non-profit organisations than to industrial companies. This is our speciality, we have years of experience and know both your needs and specially tailored solutions. Read more

Tax optimisation for foundations

We identify tax optimisation potential. This is an integral part of our comprehensive advisory approach. We analyse the current tax situation and develop individual concepts and solutions for you. Read more

Tax advice for non-profit organisations

Non-profit organisations (NPOs) with their charitable commitment - nationally and worldwide - form the third pillar in our community alongside the state and the economy. It is therefore a special concern and privilege for us to advise national and international NPOs that are involved in a variety of ways. Our team of experts advises and supports national and international NPOs in Germany on tax issues. Read more


Constantly changing market conditions also pose a challenge to non-profit organisations with their capital investments. Foundation assets must be preserved and income must be generated for the pursuit of tax-privileged purposes - despite the persistently low level of interest rates. Read more

Succession planning

Do you want to do good and serve the common good in the long term? Are you looking for a permanent succession plan for your family business or would you like to learn more about foundations "just because"? We are happy to be at your side as a discussion partner. Read more

Organisation & Structure

Foundations and non-profit organisations look back on long traditions which they have to reconcile with changing social and economic conditions. In order to fulfil their corporate and social responsibilities, a multitude of questions need to be answered. Read more

Further Information

Further Information