The Founders

Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius: two lives devoted to DIE ZEIT - and to each other


Portrait of the Foundation

Hamburg's liberal spirit and Gerd Bucerius' open-minded way of thinking are the two sources of inspiration that have made the ZEIT-Stifung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius what it is today. more

Mission Statement

Civil societies will have to find solutions to the many challenges of today and tomorrow. Following in the tradition of its founder Gerd Bucerius, the ZEIT-Stiftung sees itself not just as a part of, but as force for good in a liberal and open civil society.


Bodies of the Foundation

The board of trustees, who work in an honorary capacity, and the salaried board of directors decide on the foundation's strategy and focus.   


The Team

Every team member at ZEIT-Stiftung is actively engaged in initiating, developing, and realizing projects or lending support to existing projects.


Facts and Figures

As a private, not-for-profit foundation, the ZEIT-Stiftung responsibly manages the estate
bequeathed to it by Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius - and invests the income derived from it to
fund its initiatives and projects. more

Conditions for Funding

The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius provides funding primarily for its own initiatives. The foundation also welcomes applications for funding provided that the proposed projects conform to its statutes and aims. more

Digital application form

The ZEIT-Stiftung provides funding in the statutory areas of science and research, art and culture as well as Education and training. The decisive factors are the innovativeness, sustainability, networking and originality of the project. more