Each country has a unique impact sector landscape, which consists of organizations of various legal forms working towards a myriad of social or environmental goals. To help you orient yourself in the German impact sector, the following section provides an overview of the main organization types, including examples, along with some additional insights into their main characteristics.

  1. Foundations (Stiftungen)
  2. Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) & Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  3. Social & Sustainable Businesses
  4. Welfare Organizations (Wohlfahrtsorganisationen)