BHF-BANK building

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

  • Frankfurter Forum für Interdisziplinäre Alternswissenschaften (FFIA) (Frankfurt Forum for Interdisciplinary Ageing Research): The project focuses on shaping the living conditions of elderly people. The BHF-BANK Foundation has supported research into this issue since mid-2004.
     
  • Familienstart: The overall aim of the social projects of the BHF-BANK Foundation is to support the education and development of children and adolescents. “Familienstart” supports young single mothers in forging a successful parent-child bond and in seeking work.
     
  • Boxcamp Gallus: Approximately 120 youths from more than 30 nations train daily at Boxcamp, near the Galluswarte in Frankfurt, in an area of the city that is considered socially troubled. The club is about more than just boxing: The young people also develop their social competence and learn discipline, responsibility, personal ambition and commitment.


 

BHF-BANK Social Club

Assuming social responsibility is a tradition at BHF-BANK. It is therefore a particular focus of the bank to provide its employees with scope for volunteer work. In order to bring together the diverse social activities of the bank, the “BHF-BANK Social Club” was created. It is the platform for the social activities of BHF-BANK and its employees.

 

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.