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We believe that transparency is a core criterion for trustworthy social engagement. Therefore, as part of the Transparent Civil Society initiative, we have committed ourselves to making the following information available to the public.


1. General information

Name: ABURY Foundation gGmbH
Headquarters: Helmstedterstr. 29 29
D-10717 Berlin
Year of foundation: 2011

Contact person: Andrea Bury,


2. Objectives and Social Contract

Our social contract can be downloaded here.

Mission: Our mission can be summarized in 3 points:



From a global perspective, equality cannot be taken for granted. According to the “Global Gender Gap Report 2021” (World Economic Forum), this will only be the case in 135.6 years. Because in some parts of the world, women are still denied the freedom to choose how they want to live. They are denied basic rights such as education, working outside the home or starting a business, owning property, seeing a doctor, driving a car, choosing a husband, using contraception, divorce and more. Our goal is to help these women by empowering them to live independently.



Holistic education is the basis for a self-determined life. In addition to classic school education and vocational training, learning so-called soft skills such as assertiveness, willingness to take risks, perseverance and social skills is necessary in order to be professionally successful. Due to traditional role models, many women lack the self-confidence to live financially independently. We help women to find their way by accompanying them from the idea to their own business and providing them with everything they need. We give you access to holistic education, women’s networks and platforms on which you can present your special talents.



Our motto is TOGETHER. We firmly believe that we can only solve problems together. That is why we are committed to the exchange between different cultures and create environments and opportunities for discourse at eye level. We integrate people into our global network who can learn from each other and help each other – regardless of skin color, gender, religion, age, education or income.


3. Recent notice from the tax office regarding recognition as a tax-privileged, non-profit corporation

The latest confirmation from the tax office can be downloaded here: notice of exemption


4. Names and positions of key decision-makers

Persons who can make decisions in accordance with the articles of association or articles of association:

Andrea Bury (Managing Director), Petra Hoffmann (Shareholder, 20% shares), Britt Heß (Shareholder, 500 shares), Heike Janssen (Shareholder, 500 shares).


5. Activity Report

Our annual and activity report can be downloaded here:
Activity report for the year 2022


6. Personnel structure

The ABURY Foundation has been managed by four female shareholders since 2023. The shareholders are all also operationally active pro bono for the Foundation:

Andrea Bury is founder and managing director, Petra Hoffmann is CPO and responsible for products and cooperations, Britt Heß is responsible for fundraising and the Circle of Friends and Heike Janssen for finances and donations.
The ABURY Foundation currently has no permanent employees; three freelancers work for the Foundation on a project basis (Lara Petersen for website and social media, Laura Bültmann for store processing, Lillien Emily Krammer for photo shoots/production).

Managing Director: Andrea Bury (since 01.02.2011, 2022/23 approx. 20 hours per week) –
Partner: Petra Hoffmann (since 2022, 2023 approx. 20 hours per week) –
Partner: Heike Janssen (since 01.01.2014, 2022/2023 approx. 8 hours per week, partner since 01.06.2020) –
Partner: Britt Heß (since 01.06.2020, 2023 approx. 15 hours per week) –


7 & 8. Source of funds and use of funds

Your donation will primarily support educational projects in various areas. Our main goal is to enable women and children to lead a self-determined life.
The 2022 overview and the 2022 trade balance provide an overview of income and expenditure.


9. Corporate Affiliates with Third Parties



10. grants that account for more than 10% of total annual revenue in 2023

  • 50,000 € grant from a private individual
  • 2 x € 20,000 donation from one private individual each