The growing gap between rich and poor, the ongoing destruction of our natural environment, wars and the accelerated consumption of non-renewable resources all threaten our society.
A change of course, a shift away from these trends is urgently needed.
We believe that humanity possesses the intelligence and ability to deal with its problems.
But for this an evolution in consciousness is required, coupled with the active participation of everyone who understands the profound truth that we all live on one finite planet. In itself, alleviating the world's ever-increasing misery will not be enough; reassessing the structures that contribute to this suffering and working to change them are also necessary.
We frequently cooperate with recognized organizations to maximize our support's effectiveness.
The character of our work is international and is confessionally, politically and culturally neutral.
The following criteria are imperative requirements for consideration of an application:
1. All projects must be sustainable in that they combine ecological, social, and economic aspects and promote them simultaneously and in a balanced way:
2. Long-term environmental: materials are used in closed cycles. Soil and water quality and availability are improved. Native biotopes increase, and biodiversity is promoted.
3. Socially just: The target population is actively involved in the project. The goals are personal independence, self-determination, and individual responsibility. Human and civil rights are respected, and conflicts are resolved without violence.
4. Economic independence: Economic conditions are improved by creating new or additional environmentally sustainable jobs and businesses. This requires local education, for example “training of trainers” or “from poacher to game preserver”, so that new cells using these models can be formed. The population becomes economically independent and has access to markets.
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The Stiftung Drittes Millennium primarily supports projects that emphasize helping people help themselves, especially if these projects include significant proportions of education and practical training and show promise of becoming self-supporting.
An additional emphasis is on projects that meet the sustainability criterion of balanced components of social justice, economic stability and ecological responsibility. We believe that dialogue is essential for the success of such projects.
Deadlines for submissions in 2021:
• 22. January 2021
• 23. April 2021
• 30. July 2021
• 1. October 2021
Applications submitted with incomplete forms and / or without the required additional documents cannot be considered.
Applications should be submitted at least four months before the project starts.
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