We encourage people to position themselves actively to social challenges and make with it a contribution to the positive change of societies. Together with the cooperation partners the Fritz Henkel Stiftung realises local as well as international projects and supports people all over the world.

Learn more about the engagement of the foundation.

2020, Düsseldorf / Global

Together against Corona

Combating the global COVID 19 pandemic

Henkel and the Fritz Henkel Foundation have announced a comprehensive global solidarity program to support everyone affected by the global COVID 19 pandemic.

2019, Berlin / Germany

Promote equal opportunities

Teach First Deutschland

The Fritz Henkel Stiftung provides long-term support for the establishment and implementation of the Teach First Deutschland program. By involving fellows in workshops and offering them the opportunity to participate in specific fellow projects, the foundation contributes to the ongoing qualification and practical expansion of the fellows’ skills.

2019, Düsseldorf / Germany

Integration through education

Education as a successful key to integration

Here, the Fritz Henkel Stiftung supports an extensive program for refugees in Germany. In cooperation with the Henkel company, external partners and the authorities, professional orientation, internships, language programs lasting several months and coaching have been offered here since 2016.

2019, Hamm / Germany

Together we are strong

Special Olympics Germany

The goal of Special Olympics is to help people with intellectual disabilities gain more recognition and participation in society through sport. Through their voluntary work, the volunteers support each individual athlete and thus grow together even more as human beings.

2019, Berlin / Germany

The courage to study

Social selection for access to studies

The number of students in Germany has been rising continuously for years, most recently to almost 2.9 million. However, scientific studies show that origin in Germany is decisive for young people’s decision to study. Family background should not be the criterion that decides.

2019, Berlin / Germany

Together against child poverty


The independent donation organisation DEUTSCHLAND RUNDET AUF offers everyone with the concept of “salary donation” the opportunity to effectively and sustainably combat child poverty in Germany through micro-donations.  All supported projects help children affected by poverty and their families to help themselves.

2019, Düsseldorf / Germany

KICKWINKEL – A round thing

Young unaccompanied refugees are accompanied in a football camp by recreational education.

Unaccompanied minor refugees overcome cultural fears through team sports. Football creates a neutral environment, the content and rules of which can be assumed to be internationally known.

2019, Veles / Northern Macedonia

Building houses for needy families in Northern Macedonia

Habitat for Humanity

We are demonstrating social responsibility with a very special commitment: 19 volunteers, five days, one house: Once again, a team together with the aid organization Habitat for Humanity supported the construction of an apartment building for needy families in Veles, Macedonia, around 60 kilometers from the capital Skopje.

2019, Tecpan Chimaltenango / Guatemala

Three new classrooms improve the future prospects of the children

The Foundation is convinced that access to good education is the driving force for equal opportunities. This social commitment contributes to building a fairer society with more equal opportunities in highly disadvantaged regions of the world.

2019, Santa Tecla / El Salvador

Learning for a better life

Education is the key to a self-determined life

The “Instituto Nacional José Damián Villacorta” is the only state school in Santa Tecla, a town near the capital San Salvador, which offers dual education to the young people there. The children, also from disadvantaged families, have the chance to attend secondary school and at the same time to complete a vocational training.

2019, Namjung / Nepal

A birth house for mothers and babies

Medical care for expectant mothers in a mother-child health centre in Nepal

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world and has a very high infant mortality rate due to lack of medical care.

2019, Kapstadt / Südfrika

Hope through education and training

Giving children a future

Children with manual skills receive vocational training as well as schooling. The aim is to support up to 600 children in all areas and age groups through education and Training.

2019, Shanghai / China

Giving also means receiving

Care for abandoned Chinese orphans

The Shanghai Healing Home is a non-profit nursing home that supports the local Chinese child care institutions by providing pre and post-operative care to abandoned Chinese orphans. The orphanage provides a home environment that meets the developmental needs of the babies.