Wealth For The World

We are a non-profit organization based in Germany. Our goal is to make an effective contribution to solving humanitarian crises - especially to fighting extreme poverty.

To achieve this goal, we collect donations, that are then invested in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) tracking the global stock market. The annual return is donated to non-profit organizations that fight extreme poverty.

WealthForTheWorld is a transparent association: In addition to our investment methodology, we publish every expenditure we have ever made and report in detail on our work in annual reports.

Team

The entire team works on a voluntary basis. If you would like to support us, please get in touch!

Julian Lindenberg
Board of Directors

After studying business administration with a focus on finance at the University of Bayreuth and several internships in fund management, Julian travelled the world for two years. In 2014 he founded a start-up - Paulbergman GmbH - and in 2016 Wealth For The World.

Julian lives in Berlin and works as a managing director at Paulbergman GmbH.

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Christoph Lindenberg
Board of Directors

Christoph volunteered as an assistant teacher and soccor coach in Uganda before studying political science in the Netherlands, Russia, and Münster, Germany. He interned at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, KfW Development Bank. Christoph has recently completed the Master programme "Economics and Public Policy (EPP)" at Sciences Po in Paris and now works as a junior consultant for the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the field of sustainable finance.

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Juana Heiling
PR / Social Media

After graduating from high school in 2017, Juana lived in Sydney for half a year as an au pair and then travelled around Australia for another 6 months. In 2018, she began studying business chemistry at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. Juana is part of our team since early 2021.

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Max Schröder
PR / Social Media

After graduating from high school in 2016 and a voluntary social year in historic preservation, Max went backpacking in Australia for a year. In 2018, he began studying architecture at RWTH Aachen University and worked as a student trainee for architecture firms in Maastricht and Düsseldorf. Max has joined Wealth For The World in January 2021.

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Leonard Frye
Strategy / Fundraising

Leonard lived in France for a year as an au pair after graduating from high school. He then studied Liberal Arts & Sciences in Maastricht and London and earned a Master’s degree in Economics and Public Policy at Sciences Po Paris. He gained professional experience at the Global Policy Forum, the OECD and the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), among others. Leonard has been supporting WealthfortheWorld on a voluntary basis since October 2021.

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Transparency

We pubdivsh everything, from the way we invest to every single euro we spend.
We pubdivsh our tax declarations including every single expenditure that WealthForTheWorld has ever made.
Current monthly expenses can be viewed here.
The exact annual expenditure, costs and income of WealthForTheWorld are pubdivshed in the respective annual report.
All donation-receipts for previous donations to our donation partners can be downloaded here 🇩🇪.
Information about WealthForTheWorld according to the requirements of Transparency International Deutschland e.V.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at mail(at)gfdw.eu.

Code of Conduct

Transparency, vetted donation partners, no active investment decisions

We do not make any active investment decisions. The return on WFTW's assets passively follows the performance of the global stock market.

We exclusively donate to non-profit organizations that comprehensively disclose information on their activities, including the use of funds. Our partners need to be able to show a track record of outstanding effectiveness based on rigorous scientific analysis.

Our work is 100% transparent. Via our website and our annual reports, we disclose, among other things, all income and expenses, the composition of assets and the associated annual donations.

99 %

of the money donated to WealthForTheWorld is invested into WFTW's assets
Total WealthfortheWorld expenses per moth: 15€. Learn more.
The entire team works on a voluntary basis. There are no costs for website design, performance calculation, marketing/PR, fundraising and all other activities.

Annual reports

We publish a detailed annual report on our work in which, among other things, costs and expenses are listed in detail.

The German Tax Office regularly audits compliance with the charitable objectives laid down in our Articles of Association.

The annual report is currently only available in German, please contact us for an english 🇬🇧 version.
  • 2012 - 2015

  • From the idea to the founding

    Julian intensively explores the idea of passive investment while working for an asset manager. At the same time, Christoph dives into the world of development cooperation in Uganda.

    In the same year, the two of them jointly develop the idea for WFTW. The idea of a non-profit index fund based on a consistent, rule-based system is born. In the following year, the project takes shape.

  • Foundation

    On the 18th October 2015 WFTW was founded in Berlin.

  • 2016

  • Entry in the Germen register of associations

    WFTW is listed in the register of associations and is thus exempt from corporation tax as an official non-profit organisation.

  • Launch of our webseite gfdw.eu

    Shortly after our foundation, launch of gfdw.eu.

  • 2018 - 2020

  • Collaboration with effective-donating.org

    From now on, WFTW cooperates with effektiv-spenden.org to pass on the return directly to the non-profit partners.

  • Assets exceed €50,000 mark

    At the end of 2019, the fund reaches a volume of over 54,637€ for the first time. Return measurement and donation forwarding will be further standardised and thus more transparent

  • Relaunch of the WFTW website

    With new blog, extensive FAQs, new texts, as well as detailed information on the development of WFTW assets.

  • Instagram and newsletter

    From now on, we will report regularly via newsletter and Instagram in order to reach a broad public.

  • 2021 - 2022

  • Joining Transparency International Deutschland e.V.

    WealthForTheWorld meets the requirements of the Transparency International Deutschland e.V.

  • WFTW assets exceed €100,000 mark

    At the end of 2021 WFTW assets exceed the €100,000 mark for the first time. We have donated more than €20.000 to our non profit partners.

  • 2023 - today

  • New WealthForTheWorld donation method

    Up to and including 2023, 70% of the fund's income was donated annually. From 2024, 2% of the fund assets are donated annually. Information on the WealthForTheWorld donation method .