BMW Foundation

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Group.png BMW Foundation  
BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt.png
HeadquartersMunich, Bavaria, Germany
Sponsor ofCESifo
Membership• Friedrich Eichiner
• Renate Köcher
• Joachim Milberg
• Nicolas Peter
• Stefan Quandt
• Norbert Reithofer
• Maximilian Schöberl
• Eberhard von Kuenheim
• Bolko von Oetinger
• Ulrich Wilhelm
• Heba Aguib
• Sandra Ortiz Diaz
• Markus Hipp
• Sabine Kuschel
• Frank Niederländer
• Ilsabe von Campenhausen
• Michael Schaefer
German foundation financed by the family that owns auto manufacturer BMW.

The BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt (German:BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt) is a German foundation that, according to its own words, "inspires leaders worldwide to take their social responsibility seriously and to work as responsible leaders for a peaceful, just and sustainable future".


The BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt is a corporate foundation of BMW AG, established by BMW in 1970 to honor the services of Herbert Quandt and the company. According to its website, the foundation inspires and supports people who work for the common good and for a sustainable society. The topics are: pro bono engagement, social finance, social entrepreneurship, social intrapreneurship, the future of Europe and Europe's role in the world. The work focuses on international conferences and Responsible Leaders programs as well as events in Berlin and Munich. The events “bring together people from politics, business, science, the media and the non-profit sector”.[1] It wants to support the Sustainable Development Goals in the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

In 2016, the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt was merged with BMW's second corporate foundation, the Eberhard von Kuenheim Foundation.


In 2016, the assets of the BMW Foundation was €100 million. In addition, the organization is to receive annual donations from its donor to expand its projects – an additional €5 million in 2016. The main shareholders of the BMW Group, Stefan Quandt and Susanne Klatten, contributed another €30 million to the Foundation. Expenses amounted to €8,760,131.[2]

Partner Organizations

The partner organizations include[3]:


Employee on Wikispooks

Jürgen ChrobogPresident of the BMW FoundationJuly 2005June 2013


Known member

1 of the 17 of the members already have pages here:

Renate KöcherOpinion pollster with solid ties to the establishment. Admits to selectively not publishing poll results she did not like, to influence public opinion.
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