Education, Integration and Social Mobility: Recognising challenges—Helping Solve Societal Problems
The Vodafone Foundation is one of the large company-related foundations in Germany and a member of a global family of foundations. As an independent, non-profit institution and socio-political think tank, it supports and initiates programmes with the goal of providing impetus for social progress, of fostering the development of an active civil society and of assuming socio-political responsibility. Focusing on the fields of education, integration, and social mobility, the foundation’s mission is to recognise challenges and chances, to give support and eventually to make a difference.
The Foundation is dedicated to these goals, with long-term programme funding, awards, competitions and scholarships, as well as a think tank. In this way, the foundation aims to bring about changes to the regulatory and institutional framework with a view to creating prospects for upward social mobility among children and young people from a socially disadvantaged background.
The Foundation is funded by Vodafone Germany as well as by the Vodafone Foundation (International).
ENCOURAGE. empowering people.
The Siemens Stiftung was established in September 2008 to sustainably strengthen the social responsibility and commitment of the Siemens AG. The Siemens Stiftung wants to empower people to actively address today’s social challenges and is dedicated to the values of Werner von Siemens. Together with partners, the foundation designs and implements local and international projects with the aim of promoting individual responsibility and self-initiative.
The foundation is committed to expanding basic services and social entrepreneurship, promoting education, and strengthening culture. The Siemens Stiftung pursues an integrative approach and stands for responsible, impact-oriented, and innovative project work that is concentrated on Africa, Latin America and Germany/Europe.
In addition to the internationally oriented Siemens Stiftung with its headquarter in Munich, there are currently five other Siemens foundations located in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, France, and the United States. Within the framework of the Global Alliance of Siemens Foundations, cooperation among the foundations will be intensified and expanded in the coming years under the guidance of the German foundation.
The Haniel Foundation
The Haniel Foundation was established in 1988 as a nonproﬁt foundation of civil law by Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH in Duisburg-Ruhrort. The founding company has been the property of the Haniel family for more than 250 years, Haniel being one of the major founding entrepreneurial families in the Ruhr area.
In accordance with the self-image of the family and the company, the Haniel Foundation pursues the aim of promoting achievement and the courage to make entrepreneurial decisions in a socially responsible manner. In concrete terms this means: strengthening entrepreneurs’ commitment to public welfare, positively shaping the entrepreneurial image in society, supporting the training and further education of young leaders on a national and international scale.