Corporate citizenship units and foundations

Deutsche Bank’s corporate citizenship activities are brought to life by its regional units and endowed foundations.

Deutsche Bank Donation Fund



Endowment funds

€ 10.1 m.

Commitments 2014

€ 1.9 m.

The Deutsche Bank Donation Fund in Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e. V. (Donors’ Association for German Science) promotes scientific research and teaching at both the national and international level and encourages dialog between research and practice.

€ 1 million for the Center for European Studies at Herzliya University, Israel

Deutsche Bank Foundation



Endowment funds

€ 140.4 m.

Commitments 2014

€ 4.1 m.

Deutsche Bank Foundation focuses its support on cultural, educational, and social projects. Within the global Born to Be program, the foundation enables young people to realize their full potential, and fosters equality of opportunity. The foundation’s Alfred Herrhausen Fund supports initiatives aimed at improving the career prospects of disadvantaged youths. In the event of natural disasters, funds are provided to support national and international relief initiatives.

Over € 1 million were provided to relief projects for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, supported by Deutsche Bank, its clients, and employees

Corporate Citizenship UK



Commitments 2014

€ 2.9 m.

Corporate Citizenship UK primarily focuses its support to Deutsche Bank’s Born to Be youth engagement program. First launched in the UK in 2013, its main goal is to break the cycle of youth unemployment through early intervention. Born to Be targets 11 to 18 year-olds at risk of exclusion with education-led projects that aim to increase achievement, develop employability skills and raise aspirations. Corporate Citizenship UK expects to reach 160,000 young people through Born to Be by 2016. Volunteering and fundraising activities for charities are another focus of the commitment.

£1.7 million were raised by employees and Deutsche Bank for the Born to Be Charities of the Year 2014

Historical Association of Deutsche Bank



Number of members (end of 2014)


The Historical Association of Deutsche Bank was founded as a non-profit organization dedicated to researching the history of Deutsche Bank and the political, economic, and cultural environment in which banks operate. Via publications, lecture series, and excursions, it studies the interrelation between banking and pioneering innovations that have influenced economic and social changes in a sustainable manner.

100 years of Deutsche Bank in the Rhine-Ruhr region

Alfred Herrhausen Society



Budget 2014

€ 3.1 m.

The non-profit Alfred Herrhausen Society is the international forum of Deutsche Bank. It focuses on new forms of governance as a response to the challenges of the 21st century. It works with international partners, including policy-makers, academics, and business to organize conferences that are accessible to a broad audience. The society is dedicated to the work of Alfred Herrhausen, former spokesman of the Deutsche Bank Management Board, who advocated the idea of corporate responsibility in an exemplary manner until his assassination by terrorists in 1989.

5,000 attendees have taken part in 13 Urban Age conferences since 2005

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation



Commitments 2014

€ 8.6 m.

The Americas Foundation program of loans, investments, and philanthropic grants is designed to encourage sustainable community development and to provide steadfast support for the arts. Since 2014, the educational projects of the foundation underpin Deutsche Bank’s global Born to Be agenda and promote wider access to high-quality education. The foundation works in partnership with the Global Social Finance Group, which makes loans and investments in low- and moderate-income communities.

More than 6,000 employees in the US made a Kiva loan to microentrepreneurs in over 67 countries

Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP)



Endowment funds

€ 2.4 m.

Commitments 2014

€ 0.15 m.

With this foundation, Deutsche Bank supports TOP, a non-profit, public/private partnership that seeks to promote a contemporary and comprehensive image of present-day Germany to North American educators, including key decision-makers, professors, authors, teachers, and students.

More than 100,000 students were reached in 2014

Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation



Endowment funds

€ 16.9 m.

Commitments 2014

€ 0.7 m.

Deutsche Bank South Africa Foundation’s Born to Be initiatives focus on two specific areas: Early Childhood Development (ECD) and High School Learner Development (HSD). Thus, they address the key challenges inhibiting young people from realizing their full potential.

More than 6,000 people benefit through the Bulungula Incubator

Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation



Commitments 2014

€ 2.2 m.

Deutsche Bank Asia Foundation is committed to improving and sustaining the livelihoods of vulnerable communities in Asia. Born to Be initiatives in the region combine education with the personal well-being of young people and their families. Furthermore, a variety of innovative outreach programs have been successfully implemented.

More than 70,350 youths were reached with the launch of Born to Be in Asia

Deutsche Bank Middle East Foundation



Commitments 2014

€ 0.3 m.

Deutsche Bank Middle East Foundation focuses on investments in education, community development, sustainability, and volunteering in Middle Eastern and North African countries. The foundation also organizes cultural events and is a great supporter of the regional art scene.

More than 5,000 families benefit from the clean water project in the underprivileged districts of Lahore, Pakistan

Deutsche Bank Düsseldorf/Niederrhein Stiftung; Deutsche Bank Köln/Bonn/Aachen Stiftung


2010; 2013

Commitments 2014

€ 15,000; € 33,000

The two regional foundations in Germany were established by employees of Deutsche Bank primarily to support projects for children and young people in local communities.

22 local projects were supported by the two foundations in 2014

Fondazione Deutsche Bank Italia



Commitments 2014

€ 0.55 m.

Fondazione Deutsche Bank mainly focuses on social and educational projects in Italy. Its main objective is to encourage young people to realize and develop their full potential and to promote equality of education for the disadvantaged. Furthermore, the foundation is committed to promoting Italy’s traditions in the arts and crafts.

€ 100,000 donated to the food bank Banco Alimentare via a social bond


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