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DZ BANK Foundation

Support for projects relating to cryptoassets, digitalization, and sustainability

The foundation provides annual funding of around €350,000 for research and education

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the structural upheaval in the banking industry, the DZ BANK Foundation set up a new funding program that concentrates on three different areas. In 2021/22, the project’s funding is focused on cryptoassets, digitalization, and sustainability.

DZ BANK’s charitable foundation pursues three core objectives: the promotion of academic study and research in the field of banking and financial services, encouragement of the next generation of students, and support for education in schools.

The Germany Scholarships are another long-established component of the DZ BANK Foundation’s work. Since 2012, the DZ BANK Foundation has been supporting promising and dedicated young people on their journey through higher education. The scholarships are mainly provided for study at universities specializing in business, IT, or law. As part of its cultural engagement, the DZ BANK Foundation also supports talented students at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK) through the Germany Scholarships. Each year, it awards a total of around 30 Germany Scholarships.

Together with its cooperation partner, the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft [Polytechnic Society Foundation], the DZ BANK Foundation is also active in the field of school-based education. The ‘College for young talents’ scholarship program embraces the concept of a ‘studium generale’ and offers particularly gifted and high-performing Frankfurt-based schoolchildren between the ages of 14 and 18 insights into various specialist disciplines. It also helps them to develop their interpersonal skills. The ‘DeutschSommer’ holiday program is targeted at elementary school children with language support needs. The project aims to help the participating children with their language and personal development before they transition into the all-important fourth grade.