"Why does one establish a foundation? There are many factors which may have some influence on the decision, but the strongest motivation is certainly the desire to support and foster special matters of concern."

Berthold Leibinger, founder

The Four Areas of Support of the Foundation

Awards of the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung


Comic Book Award

Examples of Projects Supported by the Foundation

The "Literaturmuseum der Moderne" (modern museum of literature) in Marbach

presents contemporary as well as 20th century German literature in permanent and thematic exhibitions. Among its treasures are the manuscripts of Kafka’s “The Trial,” Döblin’s “Berlin Alexanderplatz,” Hesse’s “Steppenwolf”, Kästner’s “Emil and the Detectives,” as well as various curiosities from the authors’ inheritances.


moves their performances away from theater buildings into public spaces. The interaction between reality and theater enables the audience to experience art and thereby changes their view upon their everyday surroundings.

The "Stiftskirche Stuttgart"

was renovated from 1999 to 2003. The church is over 800 years old; the picture depicts its beautiful organ.

How to apply for support

To ensure that your request will be processed quickly, please briefly describe your project to us. The following information should be included:

  • Name and address (person/institution)
  • Brief description of the project
  • Goals of the project
  • Possible co-sponsors
  • Cost and finance plan
  • Time frame
  • Reference to the foundation's areas of support
  • Your bank account information (IBAN&BIC)
  • For international applications: SWIFT, address of bank

We will review your application as quickly as possible and will let you know whether we will sponsor it. If possible, please send us a receipt for our donation. Please also provide us with final report as well as a report of the application of funds.

Please send us your request via mail or email.

We do not fund

  • Architecture
  • Individuals
  • Ballet, dance
  • Film