Why do we fund?

Children with a refugee or migration background and children from socio-economically deprived families are systematically disadvantaged in the education system.
These children should benefit from the projects we support. We want them to develop the skills they need to meet the challenges of our lives. Particularly important to us is the development of language skills, the children's personal development and the accompanying work with parents.
To achieve this, we work together with various partners in the education system - for the greatest possible depth of impact and sustainability!


What do we fund?

We support non-profit organisations that that have the statutory objective of promoting the education and upbringing of children and young people, as well as corporations under public law in the field of education.
The projects should meet the following criteria:


The project aims at equal access to education and should target the development of language skills, personality development and/or successful parental work.


The target group are children of kindergarten and early primary school age with a refugee or migration background as well as children who are in one or more educationally specific risk situations. The project should address the children concerned and, if possible, their parents and families.


The project follows a coherent impact logic and an evaluation of the impact takes place. We would like the project to be aligned with our values: optimism - energy - humanity.


We support projects throughout Germany.


Applications may be submitted at any time.


How can you apply for funding?

We decide on funding applications in a two-step process. First, we would like to know something about you and your project in order to assess whether the project is a good fit for us and our funding criteria.
Please send us an informal application by email to

We should find information on the following points in it:


Who are you?


Please send us a project description (maximum 5,000 characters) and an elaboration on how it meets our funding criteria.


Please send us information on the impact logic of your project.

How much?

How much budget are you applying for?

Each application should get the attention it deserves. Therefore, the review process can take up to 4 weeks.
If your project is a good fit, we will contact you directly to discuss how to proceed. Basically, we then need a complete application using our application form.

If you want to know the criteria we use for funding, take a look at our funding guideline (PDF).


Any questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to check our FAQs on funding or contact us directly at

We look forward to achieving more together with you!

We look forward to achieving more together with you!