Fritz Henkel Foundation
In January 2011, Henkel established the Fritz Henkel Foundation. In the future, the foundation will serve as the umbrella for our social engagement. The establishment of the foundation underscores Henkel’s long-term commitment for societal concerns that extend beyond its direct business interests.
The mission of the foundation comprises support for volunteer work on the part of our employees, international disaster aid, and corporate and brand engagement. The key aspects of the foundation’s work will be determined by a board consisting of representatives of the Henkel management and members of the Henkel family.
The primary objective of the social engagement of the Fritz Henkel Foundation is to promote education and equal opportunities. Since 2012, for example, the foundation has been supporting the collaborative project “Bildung als Chance” (Education as Opportunity) of the non-profit educational initiative Teach First Deutschland. The initiative's goal is to offer better educational opportunities to socially disadvantaged children and young people through the help of its Fellows.
Another project that has been supported by the foundation since 2012 is ArbeiterKind.de, a mentoring program for career starters. The goal of this initiative is to encourage young people from non-academic families to strive for a university education.
Dr. Jost Henkel Foundation
With the goal to give young people with less means the opportunity to get the best possible education the Dr. Jost Henkel Foundation continues to support gifted and motivated young talent since 1958.