Networks

The BMW Foundation sees itself as a networking foundation. We are convinced that we can fully use our potential and work most effectively when cooperating with others.

BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders

“Responsible Leaders” are important partners for us. This is how we call the almost 2,000 international leaders from business, politics, and society who have participated in the BMW Foundation’s various Young Leaders formats since 1995. We stimulate and motivate them to get engaged in a vibrant civil society and bring them together in a variety of initiatives across sectoral boundaries and social and cultural differences.

Partner Organizations

In addition, we cooperate with a wide variety of actors both at home and abroad – government departments, foundations, associations, think tanks, social enterprises or nonprofit organizations – to broaden our impact. Many partnerships are focused on thematic issues. Moreover, we provide support to individual organizations, initiatives or people that share our goals.

 

180 Degrees

180 Degrees Consulting is the world's largest student Pro Bono consultancy for non-profits and social enterprises. Since the beginning, the BMW Foundation has been giving advisory and financial support to the organization in Germany. Today, there are locations in Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich.
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Active Philanthropy

Active Philanthropy and the BMW Foundation share the vision of a strategic, engaged culture of giving in Europe. To this end, the BMW Foundation supports Active Philanthropy in developing and implementing models and programs to activate founders, donors, and social investors.
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Ashoka

The BMW Foundation is a member of the Ashoka Support Network and especially supports the set-up of Ashoka Turkey. In 2015, they jointly organized the Social Innovation Summit in Istanbul. A Social Innovation Bridge Turkey Germany is under way, led by Responsible Leader Filiz Bikmen.
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Atlantic Council

Together with the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Atlantic Council, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the BMW Foundation has initiated the Transatlantic Core Group. This group of young leaders wants to launch an open and innovative dialogue in order to reactivate the transatlantic relationship.
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Auswärtiges Amt (Federal Foreign Office)

Together with the Federal Foreign Office, the Robert Bosch Foundation, and the Mercator Foundation, the BMW Foundation has created the Global Diplomacy Lab – a platform where the members of their respective networks jointly explore and engage with a new and more inclusive diplomacy.
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AVPN

Together with the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network we set the venture philanthropy agenda in Asia.
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Bayreuth Dialogues

The Bayreuth Dialogues are the future forum for economy, philosophy, and society. The BMW Foundation supports the annually changing team mainly in the fields of stretegy, sustainable organization development, and communication.
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Berliner Stiftungswoche (Berlin Foundations Week)

The BMW Foundation is a partner of the annual Berlin Foundations Week, which seeks to make visible the work of the Berlin-based foundations and the wide range of foundation activities.
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Bertelsmann Foundation

Together with the Bertelsmann Foundation and additional partners, the BMW Foundation founded the networking program "Engagierte Stadt" (Involved Urbanites) and is active in the Network for the Promotion of Community Organizing.
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betterplace lab

The BMW Foundation supports the betterplace lab's Trend Report (in German only). Together we experiment with how foundations can make better use of their data.
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BMW Welt

The jointly organized "Global Talk" is a debate on an internationally important topic, which takes place at BMW Welt in Munich. The audience is not only invited to actively participate in the discussion, but to cast their vote before and after the discussion.
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Botschaft der Republik Polen in Berlin (Ambassy of the Polish Republic in Berlin)

The Institut français Germany, the Ambassy of the Polish Republic in Berlin and the BMW Foundation co-organize a Franco-German dialogue series entitled “Europe United in Diversity”.
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Boxgirls

As the founder of "Boxgirls, Heather Cameron campaigns for more political and social participation of women and girls all over the world. The BMW Foundation awarded her work with the Young Leaders Award 2011.
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Breuninger Stiftung

Dr. Helga Breuninger is a jury member of the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Awards.
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Bundesministeriums für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (Federal Ministry of Families, Seniors, Women, and Youths)

Together with the Federal Ministry of Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and other partners, the BMW Foundation founded the networking program "Engagierte Stadt" (Involved Urbanites).
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Bundesverband Deutsche Startups (German Startups Association)

The BMW Foundation currently provides the social startup coordinator role to the Bundesverband Deutsche Startups. Together, the organizations deliver events and content related to policy for the social startup sector.
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Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Association of German Foundations)

The BMW Foundation is a member of the Association of German Foundations and a cooperation partner of the annual FoundationReport.
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CESifo

The CESifo Group is a partner in the Munich Economic Summit and the Summit Lecture, both held annually.
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Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Together with the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Atlantic Council, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the BMW Foundation has initiated the Transatlantic Core Group. This group of young leaders wants to launch an open and innovative dialogue in order to reactivate the transatlantic relationship.
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Collective Leadership Institute

The Collective Leadership Institute and the BMW Foundation are intitators of the Dialogue Series "The Future of Leadership", which aims to discuss with decision-makers ideas around what responsible leadership can look like in the future.
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DGAP Forum München (German Council on Foreign Relations)

On a regular basis, the BMW Foundation and the DGAP Forum Munich organize panel discussions on international policy.
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Engagierte Europäer (The Committed Europeans)

The BMW Stiftung belongs to “The Committed Europeans”, a group of German foundations who dedicate themselves to building a strong Europe.
 

Engagierte Stadt

The networking program "Engagierte Stadt" (Involved Urbanites), conducted by Robert Bosch Foundation, Bertelsmann Foundation, Körber Foundation, Herbert Quandt Foundation, Generali Future Fund and the BMFSFJ, aims at promoting community organizing.
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enpact mentoring

The non-profit organization enpact targets the sustainable development of the private sector in North Africa via a mentoring programme. BMW Foundation supports the objective to foster knowledge exchange between these young entrepreneurs in Egypt, Germany and Tunisia.
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European Foundation Centre

The BMW Foundation is a member of the European Foundation Centre.
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European Venture Philanthropy Association

The BMW Foundation is a member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and supports the publication of the EVPA Directory. Through joint events, both partners want to familiarize German donors and investors with the instruments of venture philanthropy.
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Evangelische Akademie Tutzing

The Evangelische Akademie Tutzing and the BMW Foundation are thinking of a sequel of the series Münchner Freiheiten - Talks on Social, Economic, and Cultural Issues.
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Finanzierungsagentur für Social Entrepreneurship (FASE)

FASE and the BMW Foundation are working together to help social enterprises in Germany prepare to scale. Together, we are making investment readiness a key component of capacity building in the country.
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Generali Zukunftsfond (Generali Future Fund)

Together with the Generali Future Fund and additional partners, the BMW Foundation founded the networking program "Engagierte Stadt" (Involved Urbanites) and is active in the Network for the Promotion of Community Organizing.
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Generationsbrücke Deutschland

Horst Krumbach, founder of the Generationsbrücke Deutschland, is a winner of the 2012 BMW Foundation Young Leaders Awards.
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Global Partnership For Social Accountability

The BMW Foundation is a global partner of the organization Global Partnership For Social Accountability. Thus, we aim to create an enabling environment in which civil society and governments work together and citizen feedback is used to solve critical governance challenges.
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Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften München (University of Applied Sciences Munich)

The University of Applied Sciences Munich and the BMW Foundation coordinate the Lecture Series on Social Innovation, which aims to draw attention to social innovation with an added value for society.
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Huizeren

Huizeren is one of the key partners of the BMW Foundation's pro bono activities in China, where the BMW Foundation particularly supports the establishment of a pro bono network and also the dialoque among the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders.
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Impact Hub

Promoting the Impact Hubs is one of our first impact investments ever. We support the Africa Seed Program, that matches well with our approach of strengthening intermediaries. Beyond that, we jointly promote the global Intrapreneurship movement.
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Institut français Deutschland (Institut français Germany)

The Institut français Germany, the Ambassy of the Polish Republic in Berlin and the BMW Foundation co-organize a Franco-German dialogue series entitled "Europe United in Diversity".
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Junior Lab

Junior Lab is an initiative that playfully introduces kids and youngsters to new technologies. The BMW Foundation contributed to the conceptional stage and the lab's founding team presented their challenges at an Impact Circle and developed solutions with the participants.
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Körber-Stiftung (Körber Foundation)

Together with the Körber Foundation and additional partners, the BMW Foundation founded the networking program "Engagierte Stadt" (Involved Urbanites) and is active in the Network for the Promotion of Community Organizing.
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LEAD | Mercator Capacity Building Center for Leadership & Advocacy

Over a three-year period, LEAD, Giesecke & Devrient, and the BMW Foundation will hold an annual symposium (the first took place in May 2013) that will bring together leaders from all sectors to discuss the future of leadership in the 21st century. Our main target group is human resource managers.
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League of Intrapreneurs

The League of Intrapreneurs and the BMW Foundation share the belief that change from within the system is possible. Together we want to inspire and support people who drive social change within larger organizations (companies and administrations) and thus create added value for both the organization and society.
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Maghreb Economic Forum

The Maghreb Economic Forum is our partner in Tunisia. Together we will conduct the 7th BMW Foundation Global Table in 2016 in Tunisia. Through independent research and advocacy activities, the Maghreb Economic Forum aims to provide a platform for individuals and stakeholder groups from various sectors of society to jointly address major social, economic, and political challenges.
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Magic Bus

The BMW Foundation has had contacts with Magic Bus since 2009, following the principles of venture philanthropy. A particular focus is on building a support network in Germany and on testing new business models in India with support from the BMW Group.
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Management Sozialer Innovationen

The study course "management of social innovation" and the BMW Foundation coordinate the Lecture Series on Social Innovation, which aims to draw attention to social innovation with an added value for society.
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MitOst

MitOst was a participant in the BMW Foundation’s Give & Gain program. Since then, the BMW Foundation has supported the association’s organizational development.
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Munich Security Conference

In the context of the Munich Security Conference, the BMW Foundation organizes the panel discussion Global Dialogue.
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Münchner Stiftungsfrühling

The BMW Foundation is member of the advisory board of the Munich Foundations' Spring
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Netzwerk Gesellschaftliche Innovation (Social Innovation Network)

The Social Inovation Network and the BMW Foundation coordinate the Lecture Series on Social Innovation, which aims to draw attention to social innovation with an added value for society.
 

New Pact for Europe

The initiative "New Pact for Europe" aims to promote a European-wide debate on reform proposals for the EU. The BMW Foundation supports the publication phase of the results. An island dialogue event in January 2015 focused on this topic. The second phase of the "New Pact for Europe" 2016/17 will again be supported by the BMW Foundation.
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Ost-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft (Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations)

The BMW Foundation and the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations are the co-organizers of the German-Russian Dialogue Baden-Baden, which seeks to strengthen the professional and leadership competencies and promote a sense of social responsibility among German and Russian Young Leaders.
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Proboneo

Since 2013, Proboneo has brokered pro bono services to nonprofit organizations across Germany. With a consortium of supporters, we actively help Proboneo to establish itself as a strong intermediary. Support comes also from our Responsible Leaders Network.
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ProjectTogether

ProjectTogether encourages social engagement and seeks to strengthen responsible leadership. The BMW Foundation therefore supports the setting-up of ProjectTogether by providing infrastructure, expertise, and contacts.
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Robert Bosch Stiftung

The Robert Bosch Foundation is partner of the BMW Foundation for the programs Transatlantic Core Group, Global Diplomacy Lab and Engagierte Stadt.
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Rock Your Life!

RYL! is among the first recipients of the BMW Foundation Young Leaders Awards and has since received financial and non-material support from the BMW Foundation.
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Social Entrepreneurship Academy

The BMW Foundation is a co-investor in the Social Entrepreneurship Academy, which was co-founded by the Entrepreneurship Centers of the four Munich-based universities. Ryan Little, project manager at the BMW Foundation, officially represents the Foundation on the SEA's advisory board.
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StartSocial

StartSocial helps the the Taproot Foundation, a partner organization of the BMW Foundation, to develop a survey of the nonprofit sector in Germany.
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Stiftung Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneurship Foundation)

The BMW Foundation supports the annual Entrepreneurship Summit, an initiative of the Stiftung Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneurship Foundation).
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Stiftung Mercator

Together with the Mercator Foundation, we organize two annual programs: The Global Diplomacy Lab in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Federal Foreign Office, and the Chinese-German Young Professional Campus.
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Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship

The Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship and the BMW Foundation coordinate the Lecture Series on Social Innovation, which aims to draw attention to social innovation with an added value for society.
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Taproot Foundation

The US-based Taproot Foundation and the BMW Foundation work together to explore the possibilities for spreading professional pro bono services for nonprofit organizations throughout the world.
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The Do School

In December 2015, the Do School hosted our Impact Circle in Hamburg.
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The Hague Institute for Global Justice

The Hague Institute for Global Justice is an independent, nonpartisan institution established to undertake innovative interdisciplinary policy-relevant research, policy development and professional skills training on issues of peace, security and global justice. The 6th BMW Foundation Global Table, held in partnership with The Hague Institute for Global Justice, seeks to examine how to prevent violent conflict in fragile states and foster effective governance in post-conflict environments.
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Toniic

Toniic is a worldwide network of impact investors. The BMW Foundation, together with Tengelmann Social Ventures, is the German representative member and the host of some of the organization's European gatherings.
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Transferis

The BMW Foundation advises the Leadership in Healthcare network, which seeks to bring together all stakeholders to develop cross-sector solutions to the complex issues facing the healthcare sector.
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UnAuf

The BMW Foundation takes an active interest in the organizational development of the student newspaper UnAufgefordert. Together, we award an annual fundraising stipend to strengthen the newspaper's financial base.
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Uongozi Institute

The Uongozi Institute is the leading organization for promoting responsible leadership and sustainable development in East Africa and beyond. It was the BMW Foundation partner of the 5th Global Table discussion in Tanzania in 2015, dealing with the issues of resource governance, revenue management and China’s Silk Road strategy in Africa. Another Global Table partnership is in planning.
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Vitamin D

The BMW Foundation supports the coverage of young people’s social innovations and social engagement in vitamin.de.
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Volans

Volans is a future-focused business with the aim of accelerating breakthrough innovation in business, investment, policy-making and entrepreneurship. It is part of the global movement of the League of Intrapreneurs. The BMW Foundation supports John Elkington, Co-Founder of Volans, and his new book "The Breakthrough Challenge".
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Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucericus (ZEIT Foundation)

Together with the Generali Future Fund, the Körber Foundation, and the ZEIT Foundation, the BMW Foundation makes up the Network for Promoting Community Organizing. In addition, the BMW Foundation is a partner of the Asian Forum on Global Governance, a Young Leaders program initiated by the ZEIT Foundation.
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