In 2018, the Stiftung Denkmalschutz, the privately funded German Foundation for Monument Protection supported nearly 500 refurbishment projects nationwide. Overall, more than 24.1 million euros have been spent, said the private foundation. It marks an increase form their yearly average of 400 projects per year.
The Stiftung Denkmalschutz is the largest private initiative for heritage preservation in Germany. It has been working creatively, professionally and independently since 1985 to preserve endangered monuments. Their holistic approach is unique and ranges from the emergency rescue of endangered monuments, educational school and youth programs to the nationwide “Tag des offenen Denkmals” or Open Monument Day campaign.