The Haniel Foundation promotes individuals who wish to have a lasting impact on the shape of the future by exploring new avenues with courage and a sense of vision. We champion value-oriented entrepreneurship and support educationally disadvantaged children and adolescents and especially promising up-and-coming managers.
The way we work
Targeted and sustainable: the Haniel Foundation wants its projects to have the biggest possible impact. To this end, it focuses on networking and partnerships with and between cooperative partners. It provides development stimuli and sees projects through to their sustainable establishment. The not-for-profit foundation currently donates around two million euros a year in funding to its focal areas of educational opportunities and the promotion of future generations.
Board of Trustees
The Haniel Foundation Board of Trustees convenes in Duisburg twice a year to approve individual funding projects and make strategic decisions. As such, it functions as the foundation’s Management Board. If the decision makers require consultancy services, they draw on the assistance of external experts.
The foundation in figures
What are our focal areas? What’s the story with growth and funding? Together with experts, the Haniel Foundation reviews its work and its strategic focus every five years. Good foundation practice includes transparency, clear and binding operating principles and the publishing of our principles.
Acting with foresight and taking social aspects into account – this is a principle that the grandchild of the company founder Franz Haniel was already pursuing in order to increase the value of the company and to take on social responsibility.
For Haniel – and the foundation that is part of the family-owned company – the principle of the honorable merchant provides guidance for successful, long-lasting, and sustainable business, especially in today’s increasingly networked world.