a girl with a headscarf talks to a boy with a hat
© Alexander Muchnik
Cooperation project

Education as an opportunity

In order to improve the prospects of young people, the three social enterprises Apeiros e.V., Chancenwerk e.V. and Teach First Deutschland have joined forces in Duisburg for the Education as an opportunity cooperation project.

© Thorsten Schmidtkord
About us

Mission Statement of the Haniel Foundation

We are an EDUCATION FOUNDATION. We address current and urgent issues from the field of education by enabling people to tackle these challenges in the entrepreneurial spirit and for the common good.

Offering people prospects, promoting ideas – the way we work
© Hans Georg Esch
Offering people prospects, promoting ideas

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.

© Alexander Muchnik
About us


You want to contact the Haniel Foundation? You will find our contact people and contact details here.

Haniel Foundation
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Acting conscientiously

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.

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Far-sighted action

Founding company

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.

© Haniel Stiftung
Building bridges


The McCloy Academic Scholarship Program and the Haniel Foundation have been promoting transatlantic dialogue between America and Europe since 2002. The program enables up to six stipendiaries to study at the renowned Harvard University for two years.

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The European way

European Haniel Program

With the support of the Haniel Foundation, the University of St. Gallen and the Copenhagen Business School encourage young managers to think about their actions in order to excel. The key questions considered are the roles that cultural studies and social sciences can play in management and entrepreneur training.

The patrons of the Aletta Haniel Programms
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Entering a Career full of motivation

Aletta Haniel Program

Thanks to the »Aletta Haniel Program«, Dilara Cengiz has found an apprenticeship: equipped with the necessary self-confidence and knowledge of her own strengths, she has managed to enter the professional world at DPD GeoPost in Duisburg.