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The BHF BANK Foundation

The most important pillar of our corporate citizenship activities is the non-profit BHF BANK Foundation. The foundation was set up in 1999 and supports initiatives that generate forward-thinking and groundbreaking ideas for life in German society.

The BHF BANK Foundation concentrates on two areas: social and scientific projects with a socio-political background, and the contemporary arts and upcoming artists.

It is an operating foundation and in many cases it thus also provides the ideas and topics for new projects. It fosters projects that go beyond the beaten path in order to draw on unconventional ideas to address old and new topics. The work of the foundation is based on the conviction that trying out new things and exploring our creative potential is vital for life in our society.

 

Examples of our cultural projects

  • Frankfurter Positionen (Frankfurt Positions): In cooperation with prominent cultural institutions, the biannual interdisciplinary festival presents original new works by international artists on current socio-political topics.
     
  • unart: This competition gives young people the opportunity to perform projects dealing with topics drawn from their own living environments on the stages of four major German theatres.

 

Examples of our scientific and social projects

  • Frankfurt Forum for Interdisciplinary Ageing Research (FFIA): Founded in 2014, this forum is dedicated to improving the living conditions of the elderly. The BHF Bank Foundation has promoted this topic area since 2004, initially with endowed professorships that were then merged into the FFIA.
     
  • Language explorers: The social projects of the BHF BANK Foundation serve to support children and young people. “Language explorers” paves the way for successful language learning in nurseries and primary schools.
     
  • Gallus Boxing Camp: More than 100 young people from 30 countries train every day in the two boxing camps at Gallus and Zeilsheim near Frankfurt. It’s about more than just boxing though: The young people there are also training their social skills and learning discipline, responsibility and dedication.

Social Club

One of the special concerns of the Bank is to offer its employees enough space for social involvement. That is why the Social Club was founded. It is a platform for the Bank’s social activities and for its employees especially.

 

Senckenberg Frankfurt/M

Another organisation that benefits from our corporate citizenship activities is the Senckenberg Nature Research Society.
It is the parent organisation of the research institute and the natural history museum in Frankfurt/M.

By combining top international research and a unique natural history museum, the Senckenberg Nature Research Society puts the idea of closely linking education, science and culture into practice.

The "Freundeskreis Senckenberg" (Circle of Friends) is dedicated to attracting an increasing number of visitors to the natural history museum. The funds it generates are used to acquire new and valuable exhibits or finance exciting exhibitions and events.