Responsible for the organization and conception of the Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst is the Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur (Foundation for Art and Culture). Since the museum’s inauguration in 1999, this internationally active foundation, headquartered in Bonn, has managed its business affairs, administrated the collection, conceived its exhibition schedule, and organized its projects.
Launched as a private initiative in 1986, this Bonn-domiciled Foundation perceives itself literally as an "agitator", dedicated to promoting more civic engagement in the arts, based on the motto "public impact through private initiative". As a creative think-tank, the Foundation is committed to fostering artistic and cultural activities, and, backed by an extensive network of committed partners, has translated these aspirations into concrete deeds. The requisite resources are raised almost exclusively from sponsors in commerce and industry and from private individuals.
In the meantime, a simple idea has led to hundreds of highly diverse projects, which since 1999 have largely focussed on the MKM.