In order to build The House of One, we need donations totaling 43.5 Million Euros.
Your donation will be used to finance the construction of The House of One, from the planning stage to the completed building. On top of that, a small share of your donation will help cover advertising and management costs. However, as we are receiving a generous amount of pro-bono support from our sponsors, we can keep these costs to a minimum.
We are very much aware that our donors, sponsors, and supporters are putting an enormous amount of trust in us. We are therefore committed to handling the funds responsibly and with a high degree of transparency. For a precise overview of how we are using your donations and a detailed breakdown of all donations, click here:
The idea and concept of the House of One is met with great approval at both federal and state level. This is also expressed in financial support. Both the federal and state governments are each providing 10 million euros for the construction of the building. In 2016 we already received 3.3 million euros from the federal and state governments of the "National Urban Development Projects" fund.
In addition, the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs is financing several staff positions and the substantive work to prevent anti-Semitism rooted in religions through its project "Demokratie Leben!". The Federal Ministry of the Interior supported previously the establishment of the Social Media Team.
As an expression of the solidarity with our interreligious peace project, the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, will also assume the chairmanship of the Board of Trustees.
The Evangelical Church is providing us conceptual support and human resources to the extent that it can. This is extremely helpful in our efforts to grow the project and gain widespread acceptance for it. However, none of the revenue from Germany’s church tax will go into building The House of One.
Our foundation benefits from tax relief (tax office decision of Sept. 1, 2016), which means donations are tax deductible in Germany. Upon request we will send you a donation receipt for the total amount during the first months of the following year by post.
As a rule, donations within the EU are tax deductible, but donors should also check their national legislation. If you require help with donation receipts for countries inside or outside the EU, feel free to contact us.