KfW Stiftung


New release
Frankfurt Foundation Day 2020

The publication provides start-up consultants with a practical overview of the particularities of impact-oriented business start-ups and the resulting special needs in the seed and post-foundation phase, especially when it comes to questions about financing, legal form, impact or taxes.

The whitepaper was developed in cooperation between the Social Entrepreneurship Network Germany (SEND), the KfW Stiftung, RKW Kompetenzzentrum, the Federal Association of German Centers for Innovation, Technology and Start-ups as well as the University of Trier.

The Whitepaper is the first part of the project "Fit for Social Enterprises", which SEND is conducting in partnership with the KfW Stiftung. The intention of the project is to anchor the topic of social entrepreneurship more firmly in the consulting and support landscape in Germany. To ensure that in the future founders will find an informed contact person and advice in their region, the handbook "Social Entrepreneurship Gründungsberatung" and the workshop series "Social Entrepreneurs Gut Beraten" will follow in the coming months. Furthermore, the publication of a website is planned (www.fit-fuer-sozialunternehmen.de, under construction), on which all information and resources on the topic will be assembled.

Download Whitepaper here: http://bit.ly/SocEntunterstuetzen  

Frankfurt Foundation Day 2020

On December 7, 2020, the Frankfurt Foundation Day will take place in digital form for the first time.

Our society is currently experiencing several processes of change. Global trends influence our everyday life and shape the world community. According to the topic "Foundations seek answers", this year's Frankfurt Foundation Day will present the answers from foundations to a society in transition via zoom. The mainly local and regional foundations will be talking about such topics as the acceleration of communication, migration movements, climate protection and the challenges of the Covid19 pandemic.
Pia Puljanic, Programme Manager for  Climate and Environment of the KfW Stiftung will speak at 4:30 pm together with Dr. Katja Heubach from the "Stiftung Palmengarten und Botanischer Garten" about the climate-political necessity of preserving biodiversity in urban areas and present some examples of the Foundation's work.

Further information about the program can be found here. The program will be held in German.