Transparency and Reports

Reports – Accountability, Integrity, Transparency

In line with the MIND Foundation’s core values and our public benefit status, here you find a living archive of reports and related documents. These include the yearly Transparency Report as well as conference reports and eventually further documents.

The first Transparency Report is dated to the year 2022 but covers the MIND Foundation’s activities as far back as 2019. As a supplement to the main report in English and German, you will find a comprehensive annex, consisting of:

(1) Statutes of the MIND Foundation (DE|EN), (2) notice of “Provisional Tax Exemption”, (3) list of registered shareholders, (4) statutes of the MIND Scientific Advisory Board, (5) annual financial statement for the (abbreviated) fiscal year 2020, (6) annual financial statement for fiscal year 2021, (7) MIND brochure (DE|EN), (8) Augmented Psychotherapy brochure (DE|EN), (9) statutes of the Förderverein MIND Foundation gem. e.V.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We strive to make our programs accessible. Learn how you can join by applying below!

Since our inception, we have wanted to make our content accessible for everyone. As such, our Diversity program was launched in October 2020 to make MIND events, MIND workshops, and trainings accessible to individuals with limited financial resources or who belong to marginalized social groups. 

Applicants who are accepted into the program are granted access to our programs at a significantly reduced price or free of charge. In 2021, more than 50 people received significantly discounted or free access to the INSIGHT 2021 conference, Beyond Experience, Footsteps, and other programs. This number is even higher at the INSIGHT 2023 conference at which the high ticket prices coupled with inflation lead to many young scientists applying for discount. In some cases we even granted free MIND memberships enable even more people to become active within our community.  

We reserve spots for those accepted in each of our programs. If you have any questions about the DEI Program, send us a message or call.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion FAQ

The DEI Program is an initiative aimed at promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and community. It provides opportunities for individuals or groups who may face barriers to participation due to financial constraints, systemic inequalities, or other factors, to access our programs and services at discounted rates or with other forms of support. Through this program, we strive to create a more inclusive and accessible environment where everyone has equal opportunities to participate and benefit from our offerings.

Diversity: Diversity refers to the presence of a wide range of identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences within a group, organization, or community. It encompasses dimensions such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, disability, religion, nationality, and more. Embracing diversity involves recognizing, valuing, and celebrating the differences that individuals bring to the table.

Equity (vs. Equality): Equity involves ensuring fairness and impartiality in the treatment of all individuals, particularly by addressing systemic barriers and providing resources or opportunities that are tailored to meet the specific needs of different groups. It goes beyond the concept of equality, which focuses on treating everyone the same, regardless of their circumstances. Equity recognizes that people have different starting points and may require different levels of support to achieve similar outcomes.

Inclusion: Inclusion refers to creating an environment where all individuals feel welcomed, respected, valued, and supported. It involves actively embracing and leveraging diversity to foster a sense of belonging and community. Inclusion goes beyond simply allowing people to participate; it entails actively removing barriers, promoting equal opportunities, and empowering individuals to fully contribute and thrive within the group or organization.

The DEI Program invites individuals from underrepresented or marginalized groups, individuals with disabilities, individuals facing financial hardship, and organizations that serve or advocate for these communities. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and encourage those who believe they would benefit from the program to apply.

  1. Discounted Rates: Eligible participants may receive discounted rates for our programs, events, products, or services.
  2. Scholarships or Grants: In some cases, scholarships or grants may be available to cover partial or full program fees.
  3. Waivers or Fee Exemptions: We may offer waivers or exemptions for certain fees associated with participation in our programs.
  4. Flexible Payment Plans: Flexible payment plans may be available to accommodate individual financial circumstances.
  5. Priority Access or Reserved Spaces: Participants in the program may receive priority access to registration or reserved spaces in high-demand programs or events.
  6. Additional Support Services: Depending on the needs of participants, additional support services such as mentorship, coaching, or accommodations may be provided to ensure a positive and inclusive experience.

The evaluation of applications for our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program is guided by our commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within our community. While the specific criteria may vary depending on the nature of the program and available resources, some common considerations include:

  1. Financial Need: We assess the financial circumstances of applicants to determine the level of financial need and the extent to which they may face barriers to participation due to economic constraints.
  2. Underrepresented or Marginalized Identity: We consider whether applicants belong to underrepresented or marginalized groups, including but not limited to racial or ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals from low-income backgrounds, and others who may face systemic barriers.
  3. Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We evaluate applicants' demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion within their community or organization, as well as their alignment with the values and goals of our program.
  4. Impact and Potential Benefit: We assess the potential impact and benefit of participation in our programs for both the individual applicant and the broader community, including any opportunities for personal or professional growth, skill development, or community engagement.
  5. Availability of Resources: We consider the availability of resources and funding within our program to ensure that support is allocated equitably and efficiently to those who need it most.
  6. Quality of Application: We review the completeness and quality of each application, including the clarity of the applicant's goals, the relevance of their background and experiences, and the feasibility of their proposed involvement in our programs.
  7. Equitable Distribution: We strive to ensure equitable distribution of support across different demographic groups and program offerings, taking into account factors such as geographic location, organizational size, and program capacity.

Our evaluation process is designed to be fair, transparent, and inclusive, and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

Applicants to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program will be notified of the status of their application through the contact information provided in their application form. Typically, notifications are sent via email, although in some cases, other communication methods such as phone calls or postal mail may be used.

Once the evaluation process is complete, applicants will receive a notification indicating one of the following outcomes:

  1. Approval: If your application is approved, you will receive detailed information about the specific benefits or discounts you are eligible to receive, as well as any next steps required to access them.
  2. Conditional Approval: In some cases, applicants may receive conditional approval pending additional information or documentation. If this applies to your application, the notification will outline the requirements you need to fulfill to finalize your participation in the program.
  3. Waitlist: If your application is placed on a waitlist, you will be informed of your position on the waitlist and any further instructions or timelines for potential acceptance.
  4. Denial: If your application is not approved, you will receive information about the reasons for the denial and any opportunities or resources available to support your participation in our programs in the future.

We aim to communicate the status of applications in a timely and transparent manner, and we encourage applicants to ensure that the contact information provided in their application is accurate and up to date to facilitate effective communication throughout the process. If you have any questions or concerns about the status of your application, you can reach out to our program administration team for assistance.

We deeply appreciate your interest in supporting our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program. Your contribution can make a significant difference in our ability to provide meaningful opportunities and support to individuals and organizations striving to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within our community. Here are some ways you can support or contribute to the program:

  1. Monetary Donations: Your financial support allows us to offer scholarships, grants, and other forms of assistance to individuals and organizations in need. You can make a one-time donation or set up recurring contributions to sustain our program over time.
  2. Sponsorship Opportunities: Consider becoming a corporate or individual sponsor of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program. Sponsorship can provide visibility for your organization while directly supporting our efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  3. In-Kind Contributions: In addition to monetary donations, we welcome in-kind contributions such as goods or services that can support the operations of our program or enhance the experiences of participants.
  4. Volunteer Opportunities: Get involved directly by volunteering your time, skills, or expertise to support the implementation and administration of our program. This could include serving on selection committees, providing mentorship or coaching, or assisting with outreach and advocacy efforts.
  5. Promotion and Advocacy: Help raise awareness about our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program within your networks and communities. Share information about our program, encourage eligible individuals and organizations to apply, and advocate for the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of society.
  6. Partnership Opportunities: Explore partnership opportunities with our organization to collaborate on initiatives that align with our shared goals and values related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Your support and contributions are instrumental in advancing our mission and creating a more inclusive and equitable community for all. Thank you for considering how you can make a difference through our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program. If you have any questions or would like to discuss specific ways to get involved, please don't hesitate to contact us.

If you can, please support to the DEI Program

Your contribution to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program has the power to change lives. With your support, we can provide scholarships, grants, and essential resources to those facing barriers to participation. We're committed to providing you with a detailed report on how your donation was used, ensuring transparency and showing the real impact of your generosity. 

Join us in fostering a more inclusive and equitable community—your support matters.

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