The reasons for the creation of a state supervisory authority for foundations are complex. The legal institution of the foundation does not have any members, but rather only beneficiaries, which is why institutionalised protections are appropriate.
STIFA is assigned extensive responsibilities relating to the supervision of both common-benefit and private-benefit foundations.
Head of STIFA
Dr. Albert Kaufmann
Tel. (+423) 236 62 10
STIFA Activity Reports
STIFA’s staff at the end of 2016 consisted of the Head of Division, one Deputy Head of Division (50%) one part-time Legal Officer (50%).
Applicable laws/Fact sheets
Get all legislative bases and fact sheets here
STIFA supports practitioners in their application of foundation law. The templates made available here serve to facilitate smooth and efficient processes on the part of both practitioners and STIFA.