The German state granted the Berlin Forum on Global Politics (BFoGP) the status of gemeinnütziger Verein, that is to say, of a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, in 2015. The legal equivalent in the United States is a 501 (c) organization and in the United Kingdom is a Community Interest Company (CIC) or charity. Being a tax-exempt nonprofit organization requires that our statutes be readily available to interested parties so that they can read and consider these before applying to become members.

The binding legal version of our statutes is written in German, but a version written in English is also available.