Initiative for Transparent Civil Societies

AMICA is a signed partner of the Initiative for Transparent Civil Societies. It is important to us that our donors be able to understand how their contributions are used to further AMICA’s work. We are therefore committed to making the following information about our organization easily accessible to the public, and to updating this information on a regular basis.

1) Organization’s name, office address, contact information, and founding year

Habsburgerstraße 9
79104 Freiburg

Tel: +49 (0)761 – 55 69 251
Facebook: AMICAev
Instagram: amica_ev

Founding year: 1993


2) Our constitution and other essential documents


Current constitution (German)

Who we are

Where we’re from


3) Notice of exemption

Due to the promotion of charitable and non-profit purposes according to the last received Notice of exemption from the Tax Office of the City of Freiburg dated 29.10.21 (tax number 06469/40428), AMICA is exempt from corporate income tax for the years 2018 to 2020 according to § 5 Para. 1 No. 9 of the Corporate Income Tax Law, and from trade tax according to § 3 No. 6 of the Trade Tax Law. In addition, you will find the decision according to § 60a Paragraph 1 AO about the separate assessment of compliance with the statutory conditions according to SS 51, 59, 60, and 61 AO. The next regular non-profit audit for the financial years 2021-2023 will take place in 2024. Until then, the notice of exemption from 2021 will apply.

Notice of exemption: 2018 – 2020


4) Names and roles of the essential decision makers

Board members
Dr. Gabriele Michel (secretary)
Ruth Meßmer (Schriftführerin)
Leona Cordi (treasurer)
Ute Morgenroth (board member)
Petra Lange-Groß (board member)
Dr. Andrea Zimmermann (board member)
Dr. Susan Steiner (board member)
+49 (0)761 – 55 69 251

Executive Director
Cornelia Grothe
+49 (0)761 – 55 69 251

Foreign projects
Western Balkans and Ukraine (two project officers)
+49 (0)761 – 55 69 251
Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Middle East and North Africa (two project officers, one assistant project officer)
+49 (0)761 – 55 69 251
Libya and Lebanon:

Public relations (two project officers)
+49 (0)761 – 55 69 251


5) Report on AMICA’s Activities

To learn more about our activities, specifically our projects in foreign countries, you can read our annual report 2022 (German).

Annual report 2022 (German)


6) Staff structure

Staff of the AMICA office in Freiburg (2019):
1 executive director (70% position)
3 project officer for foreign projects (75-100% position)
1 project officer for public relations and fundraising (100% position)
1 project officer for public relations and education (50% position)


7) Details on the origins of funding

You can find details on the origins of our funding in our latest financial annual report:

Annual report 2021 (German)


8) Details on the use of funding

You can find details on how we use our funding in our latest financial annual report:

Annual report 2021 (German)


All our expenditures are audited on a regular basis. We disclose the use of public funds to the ministries. The financial reports and the reports on the use of funds are then reviewed again by the Federal Audit Office. Our accounting is done by a tax agent. He also verifies the proper accounting and handles the regular audits in which wages, taxes and salaries of AMICA e.V. are audited.

As a non-profit organization, we report all income and expenditures to the tax office in a 3-year cycle. The accreditation of the non-profit status depends on this. The next audit is due in 2024 for the financial years 2021-2023.

Within the framework of the ‘Vereinsregularien’ (regulations of organizations and associations), our cash register is audited annually. The auditors are given access to the accounting and check randomly selected vouchers. They then report to the general meeting, which decides on the basis of this report to discharge the treasurer and the board.

Why AMICA does not have a donation seal?
Many organisations have themselves audited by independent organisations and certified with a donation seal. The best known is the DZI seal of the Central Institute for Social Issues. The audit of the organisation on which the awarding of the seal is based involves costs that we would have to finance from donations. The internal benefit of the seal is primarily to be able to raise more donations. As a small organisation with a transparent financial structure and a clear financial volume, we currently do not see the effort of certification in relation to our expenses.
If you have any further questions about the use of funds, please do not hesitate to contact our managing director Cornelia Grothe.


9) Corporate affiliations with third parties

AMICA is a member of

  • UN Women (German National Committee)
  • Venro
  • DEAB – Dachverband Entwicklungspolitik Baden-Württemberg e.V.
  • Frauennetzwerk für den Frieden
  • Eine Welt Forum Freiburg
  • Oekogeno eG

AMICA also fosters an friendly relationship with the Protestant Women’s Association of the Schleswig-Flensburg Parish.


10) Names of legal entities whose financial contributions account for more than ten percent of the annual total revenue

Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)
Stresemannstraße 94
10963 Berlin

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa)
Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart
aus Mitteln des Auswärtiges Amtes
Werderscher Markt 1
10117 Berlin

More detailed information is available in our latest annual report:

Annual financial report 2021 (German)