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For over 60 years, the Goethe-Institut has enjoyed an outstanding reputation, both in Germany and abroad, as Germany’s dialogue partner with the world, supporting projects with an exceptional profile and major public impact. Boasting a global network, it pursues close and long-term cooperation with educational and cultural institutions.

By working together with international partners and incorporating our institutes into the cultural life of the host countries, we create effective and credible dialogue processes aimed at mutual understanding. Our work conveys an up-to-date picture of Germany and thus ensures a realistic and nuanced perception of our country abroad. To this end we receive institutional funding from the Federal Foreign Office, which we supplement with revenue generated by our language courses.

The development of major projects depends, now more than ever, on people and institutions willing to support this kind of work. Additional resources from foundations and private sponsors help us to realize exceptional projects aimed at promoting international understanding and to assume responsibility.

You can support our work as a sponsor or supporter. If for example you would like to get involved in promoting the German language by supporting education or exchange projects, or if you want to deepen mutual cultural understanding through programmes in music, theatre and performing arts, please contact us. Together, we can reach many people and create a basis for lasting friendly relations.

What sets the Goethe-Institut apart is its worldwide network, which at the same time guarantees optimal fulfilment of its mandate.

The Goethe-Institut currently maintains 159 branches and four “language course and examination institutes” in 98 host countries, including 12 branches and the Goethe-Institut headquarters in Germany. These offer language, cultural and information services with a site-specific focus. At the same time, the institutes are at the heart of local networks, providing support to cultural associations, language learning centres and reading rooms. This gives rise to a network of almost 1,000 contact points in all.

16 million people visited 32,000 cultural events organised by the Goethe-Institut last year. We have an impressive portfolio of different projects.  By partnering out-of-the-ordinary events, you obtain wide-ranging and unusual opportunities for addressing your target group.

We extend our thanks to the following institutions, foundations, companies and individuals for their support of Goethe-Institute projects in 2016:

Aareal Bank AG
Ableton AG
AGA Australia
AISC (Betriebskomitee Airbus)
Alliance française
Allianz Kulturstiftung
Allianz SE
Anderseits e.V.
Anja Fichte Stiftung
ARTE Association relative à la télévision européenne
Association des amis du Goethe-Institut de Lyon (aagil)
Aurubis Bulgaria AD
Banco de Portugal
Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall
Bayer de México
Bayer Portugal
Herr Alexander Beckmann
Bedell Trust
Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH – visitBerlin
Frau Agata Baum de Bernis
Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA*
B. Grimm & CO. Ltd.
Biuro Festiwalowe IMPART
BMW Group
busitec GmbH
Chinese Association for Relief and Ensuring Services (CARES)
Compagnia di San Paolo
Conor Griffin. Duncan
Grehan & Partners
Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes (CNCA)
Continental AG*
Herr Alejandro Cordero
Cornelsen Verlag GmbH
Daimler AG
David and Claudia Harding Foundation
Design Master GmbH
Deutsche Bank AG*
Deutsche Bank Stiftung
Deutsche Lufthansa AG*
Deutsche Telekom AG*
Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V.
Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband e.V. (DSGV)*
Deutsch-Französisches Jugendwerk (DFJW)
Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds
Deutsch-Türkische Jugendbrücke
Empresas Polar
Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
Eugen und Irmgard Hahn Stiftung
Evonik Industries AG
Exportförderung NRW Landesbüro
Familie Grohs und allen Spendern für den Henrike Grohs-Preis
Familienstiftung Geschwister Ilse und Werner Lechtenberg
Film Hub
FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFF)
Finnlines Oyj (Finnlines AG )
Fondazione Banco di Napoli
Fondazione Culturale San Fedele
Förderverein Märchen e.V., Projekt Erzähler ohne Grenzen
Freunde des Goethe-Instituts Schwäbisch Hall
Friends of the Goethe-Institut Chicago
Friends of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
Friends of the Goethe-Institut New York
Fritz Henkel Stiftung
Fundación Goethe
Fundación Goethe España
Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung
German Films Service + Marketing GmbH
German National Tourist Board
Germanwings GmbH
Giesecke & Devrient Stiftung
GoGet CarShare
Grünenthal GmbH
Hamburg Süd India Pvt. Ltd
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V.
Hemofarm A.D.
Henkel AG &Co. KGaA*
Henkell Brothers Investment Managers Pty Ltd
Herrenknecht AG
Herr Tessen von Heydebreck
HSMV Hansen Schotenroher Müller
Voets Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB
Hueber Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
IDE Moderne Büro- und Objekteinrichtungen
Infineon Technologies AG
Institute for the Promotion of Teac
ICBA – Instituto Cultural Brasil Alemanha
Internationales Haus der Musik Moskau
ITFoK – International Theatre Festival of Kerala
Jazz am Rhein e.V.
Jung von Matt AG
Kamerata Dakapo Sl.
Karl und Wilhelmine Schedlmaier-Stiftung
KBZ Bank (Kanbawza Bank)
Herr Wilhelm Kemper
KfW Bankengruppe (Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau)
KfW Stiftung
Klett-Langenscheidt GmbH
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Deutschland GmbH
Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG
Kulturstiftung des Bundes ("Museale Episode. Zur globalen Zukunft von Museen"; "African Futures" gefördert im Fonds TURN)
Kunststiftung NRW
Kusch+Co GmbH & Co. KG
Lanxess India Pvt. Ltd
Literarisches Colloquium Berlin e.V.
LLC Merck
Maison Antoine Vitez
Mark Hotels Management GmbH
Mast-Jägermeister SE
Matrick Holding Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
MaWi Group AG
Maxim Gorki Theater
Melitta Unternehmensgruppe Bentz KG
Albert und Barbara von Metzler-Stiftung
Mercedes-Benz Belgium Luxembourg S.A./N.V.
Mercedes-Benz Portugal
Merck India Ltd
Merck KGaA
MINI (BMW Group)
Museum of Modern Arts (MoMA)
Museo Diffuso della Resistenza
Musicboard Berlin GmbH
Musikhaus Thomann

National Science Museum Bangkok
Nowosibirsk Marriott Hotel
Pädagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD)
Patronato de la Industria Alemana para la Cultura
Pro Helvetia
Protección Dinámica
P.T. Siemens Indonesia
Frau Emöke von Puttkamer
RECARO Child Safety GmbH & Co. KG
Rimowa GmbH
Robert Bosch GmbH
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
Rotary Club Schwäbisch Hall
Rotary Club Bussy Saint-Georges
Schindelhauer Bikes c2g-engieering GmbH
S. Fischer Stiftung
Herr Rudolf Scholz
Schweizer Kobras Lawyers & Notaries
Siemens AG*
Siemens Ltd
Siemens Stiftung
Soroptimist International Deutschland
Herr Dierk Stemler
Stiftung „Centrum Beeldende Kunst"
Stiftung „Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft"
Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit
Stiftung Genshagen
Stiftung Mercator GmbH
Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft
Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Stiftung Vera und Volker Doppelfeld
Tanzfonds Erbe (DIEHL + RITTER GUG)
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC)
Thonet GmbH
TÜV Rheinland (India) Pvt. Ltd.
UAE Board on Books for Young People
Veho Oy Ab
Verlag Prosweschtschenie
Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH*
VIA-Fest – Internationales Theaterfestival
Varna Sommer
Virtuale Switzerland, Förderverein für Virtuelle Künste
Volkswagen AG*
Volkswagen Bank GmbH
Volkswagen Pvt. Ltd
Vrijstaat O
VTNZ Limited
Herr Dr. Gerhard Weigt
Wintershall Holding GmbH
Worldwide Group
Würth Lanka

* Member of the Goethe-Institut’s Business and Industry Advisory Board

Zahlen und Fakten
16 Mio People reached by the Goethe-Institut in 32,000 cultural events (exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, readings, dance and theatre performances, continuing education seminars in cultural professions, conferences)
34,5 Mio Visits to
3,5 Mio Fans and followers on Facebook
1.042.036 Visitors to libraries worldwide
705.036 Loans from libraries.
During the course of the year, around 130,000 publications were additionally accessed from the Goethe-Institut’s "eLibrary" service.
278.000 Language course participants worldwide
484.000 Examination candidates