The Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin was established in 1974. The basis for this foundation is the DKLB Act of June 7, 1974. The establishment of the foundation was intended in particular to create a fixed framework for the donations business. One of the aims was to enable the foundation to build up its own assets and thus make its donations more variable. The foundation pursues charitable purposes; it exclusively promotes social, charitable, environmental, cultural, civic, youth-promoting and sporting projects by making grants.