Goethe-Institut Partners and Sponsors Photo: Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca

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 1,100 contact points in all.

Staging 30.000 cultural events each year, we pursue a very sizeable project portfolio. By partnering out-of-the-ordinary events, you obtain wide-ranging and unusual opportunities for addressing your target group.Staging 30.000 cultural events each year, we pursue a very sizeable project portfolio. 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 2017:

Aareal Bank AG
Ableton AG
Adiyat Marketing & Distribution Co. Ltd.
Alawar Entertainment
Albert und Barbara von Metzler-Stiftung
Al-Faisal Cultural Center
Allianz (Allianz Senegal)
Anja Fichte Stiftung
ARRI Gruppe
ARTE Association Relative à la
Télévision Européenne
Audi AG
Audi México S.A. de C.V.
Austrian National Tourist Office
Bartholomäus-Brüderschaft der
Deutschen in Lissabon
BASF India Ltd.
Bayer Nordic SE
BDF México, S.A. de C.V.
Beiersdorf Manufacturing México,
S.A. de C.V.
Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA*
BMW Group
BMW Group México
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd.
Frau Rita Blumenthal
Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam
Centre National du Cinéma et
de l’Image (CNCI)
Herr Mounir Chahine
Chang International Co., Ltd.
Chinese Association for Relief and
Ensuring Services (CARES)
Cinemart plus, s.r.o.
Conor Griffin, Duncan Grehan & Partners
Continental Automotive Corporation Japan
Cornelsen Verlag GmbH
Covestro, S.A. de C.V.
Daimler AG
DaKapp Filming
Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds
Deutsche Bank AG*
Deutsche Lufthansa AG*
Deutsche Telekom AG*
Deutsch-Türkische Jugendbrücke gGmbH
Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband
e. V. (DSGV)
Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e. V.
Distribuidora Waltho, S.A. de C.V.
E.ON Hungária Zrt.
Empresas Polar
Ensemble Modern GbR
Ernst & Young México
Ernst Klett Verlag GmbH
Escea Ltd.
Espace Pandora
Eugen und Irmgard Hahn Stiftung
European Cultural Foundation
European Deli
Familienstiftung Geschwister Ilse und
Werner Lechtenberg
Familie Grohs und allen Spendern für
den Henrike Grohs-Preis
Festo Pneumatic S.A
Freunde des Goethe-Instituts
Schwäbisch Hall
Friends of Goethe Chicago
Friends of Goethe New York
Friends of Goethe of Southern California
(Los Angeles)
Friends of the Goethe-Institut in
Washington, DC
Fundación Goethe
Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung
German Films Service + Marketing GmbH
Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS
Giesecke+Devrient Stiftung
Haggar Holding Company Ltd.
Hamburg Sud India Pvt. Ltd.
Haribo Konfety OOO
Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e. V.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
HSBC Trinkaus Jugend & Bildung e. V.
Hueber Verlag GmbH & Co KG
IDE Moderne Büro- und
Industrias Norm, S.A. de C.V.
Institute for the Promotion of Teaching
Science and Technology (Thailand)
Frau Christina Jörg
Karl und Wilhelmine Schedlmaier-Stiftung
KfW Stiftung
Kigala Preschool
Klitschko Foundation
Kulturstiftung des Bundes („Museale
Episode. Zur globalen Zukunft der
Museen“ und „Imagined realities“,
gefördert im Fonds TURN)
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
Kusch+Co GmbH & Co. KG
Landesstiftung „Miteinander in Hessen“
Lanxess India Pvt. Ltd.
LfA Förderbank Bayern
Lidl Suomi Ky
Maison Antoine Vitez Paris
Mark Hotels Management GmbH
Herr Bruno Mazza
Mercedes-Benz Belgium Luxembourg
Mercedes-Benz Japan Co., Ltd.
Mercedes-Benz Portugal, S.A.
Merck KGaA
Merck Ltd. Japan
Merck, S.A. de C.V.
MIJE Voyages
MINI (BMW Group)
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Musicboard Berlin GmbH
National Science Museum Thailand
New Horizons AS
Niepoort Vinhos
Patronato de la Industria Alemana
para la Cultura en México A.C.
Plan International Sudan
Prince Claus Fund
Pro Helvetia Schweizer Kulturstiftung
Robert Bosch Mexico S.A. de C.V.
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
Roland Berger GmbH*
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung e. V.
Seoul International Drama Awards
Siemens AG*
Siemens Ltd. India
Siemens, S.A. de C.V.
Siemens Ltd. Vietnam
Siemens Stiftung
Société des Amis de Goethe (Montreal)
CoopCulture (Società Cooperativa Culture)
Société Générale Lille
Solidar Suiza - Ayuda Obrera Suiza
Spotlight Verlag GmbH
Stadtjugendring Freiburg e. V.
Herr Dr. Dierk Stemmler
Stewart Construction
Stiftung „Erinnerung, Verantwortung
und Zukunft“
Stiftung für deutsch-polnische
Stiftung Mercator GmbH
Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft
Frankfurt am Main
Stiftung Vera und Volker Doppelfeld
Théâtre Joliette
Thonet GmbH
thyssenkrupp Presta de México, S.A. de C.V.
T-Systems México, S.A. de C.V.
T-Systems Rus
TÜV Rheinland
UAE Board on Books for Young People
Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck*
Volksbühne Basel
Volkswagen AG*
Volkswagen Financial Services AG
Volkswagen Group Russland
Volkswagen Group Japan
Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd.
Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.
Wilhelm Oberle-Stiftung
Wuerth Moskau
Würth Japan Co., Ltd.
Wüstenrot stambene štedionice d.d.
Yamaoka Memorial Foundation
Young Scot
ZAO MaWi Group

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

Zahlen und Fakten
14 Mio People reached by the Goethe-Institut in 30.000 cultural events (exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, readings, dance and theatre performances, continuing education seminars in cultural professions, conferences)
34 Mio Visits to
4,1 Mio Fans and followers on Facebook
1,2 Mio Visitors to libraries worldwide
730.000 Loans from libraries.
During the course of the year, around 154.000 publications were additionally accessed from the Goethe-Institut’s "eLibrary" service.
272.000 Language course participants worldwide
510.000 Examination candidates