Since its founding in 2000, the non-profit Festspielhaus Baden-Baden Cultural Foundation has been responsible for the privately financed operation of Germany’s largest opera house and concert hall. With around nine million euros in donations per year, the entire "Festspielhaus family," consisting of Donors, Supporters, the Friends of the Festspielhaus and Business Owners’ Circle, makes this unique financing model possible. The Cultural Foundation is responsible for the operation of the Festspielhaus and its top-calibre program, while the city of Baden-Baden is the owner of the building. During the coronavirus pandemic, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the Federal Republic of Germany have been supporting this successful private-public partnership. The Cultural Foundation relies on donations. Donors are committed to preserving Europe's musical and dance heritage and passing it on to future generations.