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

For over 70 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 157 branches 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 32.000 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 2019:

ACO Okinawa
Agorize Canada
AHK Portugal Lissabon
Airbus Staff Council AISC
Alexander S. Onassis Public
Benefit Foundation
Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung
Allianz Kulturstiftung
Allianz SE
Anders Jahres Humanitære Stiftelse
ARTE (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne)
Asociación Amigos del Goethe-Institut España (BMW España, Claro Sol Facility Services, Deutsche Bank España, Friedenskirche Madrid, Dr. Frühbeck Abogados S.L.P., Mercedes-Benz España, S.A.U., MONEREO MEYER ABOGADOS, S.L.P, Herr Carsten Moser)
Association Defkalion
Association des Amis du Goethe-Institut de Lyon (aagil)
Association MP Culture
Axel Springer Stiftung
B.Grimm Trading Corporation Limited
Bartholomäus-Brüderschaft der Deutschen in Lissabon
BASF Portuguesa, S.A.
Bäuerliche Erzeugergemeinschaft Schwäbisch Hall
Bayer AG
Beer Company Co., Ltd.
Beiersdorf Vietnam
Mr. Frank Bendl
Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA*
Ms. Rita Blumenthal
BMW Group*
BMW Group (Vertriebsgesellschaft Polen)
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd.
Budapesti Elektromos Művek Nyrt.
Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur
Cappelen Damm forlag
Carl Hanser Verlag
Centrum Beeldende Kunst (CBK)
Ceres Foundation
Mr. Mounir Chahine
chi K11 art museum (Shanghai)
Chinese Association for Relief and Ensuing Services (CARES)
CinemArt a.s.
CLAAS Global Sales GmbH
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)
Continental AG*
Continental Tyres (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Cornelsen Verlag GmbH
Creative New Zealand
Daimler AG
DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH
D-cinema, s.r.o.
Deutsche Bank AG*
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation gGmbH
Deutsche Lufthansa AG*
Deutsche Telekom AG*
Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V.
Deutsch-Norwegische Handelskammer
Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds
Deutsch-Türkische Jugendbrücke gGmbH
E.ON Hungária Zrt.
ENERGETUS, Instalações Industriais, S.A.
Ernst Klett Verlag GmbH
Espace Pandora
Eugen und Irmgard Hahn Stiftung
Evonik Industries AG
Family Grohs
Familienstiftung Geschwister Ilse und Werner Lechtenberg
FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH
Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH
Franz Collection Inc.
Freunde des Goethe-Instituts Schwäbisch Hall e.V.
Friends of Goethe Chicago
Friends of Goethe New York
Friends of Goethe Los Angeles
Friends of the Goethe-Institut in Washington, D.C.
Friends of the Goethe-Institut Dublin (Allianz Insurance Ireland, Duncan Grehan & Partners, Siemens Ltd, Volkswagen Bank GmbH (Volkswagen Financial Services Ireland))
Friends of the Goethe-Institut London (Bayerische Landesbank, Pan Macmillan, Siemens)
Fritt Ord
Fundación Goethe
Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung
German Films Service + Marketing GmbH
German Kitchens Limited
Giesecke+Devrient Stiftung
GP Günter Papenburg AG
Mr. Arthur Grossmann
Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS
H. Aschehoug & Co. (W. Nygaard)
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics SE & Co. KG
Hueber Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

INPUT – International Public Television Screening Conference
Institut dokumentárního filmu
The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (Thailand)
Institut umění – Divadelní ústav /Arts and Theatre Institute
Iona Stichting
Jazzrausch Bigband
Kagge Forlag AS
Karl and Wilhelmine Schedlmaier-Stiftung
KfW Stiftung
Klitschko Foundation
Knauf Gips KG
Kruh z.s.
Kulturstiftung des Bundes („Fluss im Bauch“ gefördert im Fonds TURN)
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
Kunsthochschule Nanjing
Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt
Lidl Lietuva UAB
Lions Club Schwäbisch Hall
Lithuanian Centre of Non-formal Youth Education
Mangold Consulting GmbH
Mark Hotels Management GmbH
Mercedes Benz Portugal, S.A.
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck, S.A.
Moravská zemská knihovna /
Mährische Landesbibliothek
Musicboard Berlin GmbH
Nasjonalbiblioteket (Oslo)
National Science Museum Thailand
NHK (Japanese Broadcasting Corporation)
NORLA − Norwegian Literature Abroad
Norsk kulturråd (Arts Council Norway)
Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association (NO)
Norwegian Publishers Association (NPA)
Norwegian Association of Literary Translators
Norwegisch-Deutsche Willy-Brandt-Stiftung
Old Europe Restaurant, Washington D.C.
Opulent State Life Corporation
Patronato de la Industria Alemana para la Cultura en México A.C.
People’s Literature Publishing House
PLUS Corporation
Plzeň 2015
Pro Helvetia
Dr. Reinhard Reibold
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
Sertoma Club of Greenwood
Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre
Shanghai Imperial Language
Services Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum
Siemens AG*
Siemens Stiftung
Silver Cinemas Acquisition Co.
Škoda Auto a.s.
Société des Amis de Goethe (Montréal)
Mr. Dirk Stemmler
Stiftung “Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft”
Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit
Stiftung Mercator GmbH
Thai Media Fund
Théâtre TACA – Compagnie
De Théâtre Contemporain
The Bernard Osher Foundation
The Japan Foundation
Thonet GmbH
TMS Media Corporation
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Tourism Authority of Thai
UNEP – UN Environment Programme
Veridos GmbH
Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH*
Volkswagen AG*
Volkswagen Group China
Volkswagen Group Rus
VR Bank Schwäbisch Hall-Crailsheim eG
VTNZ Limited
Wellington City Council
Wirtschaftskreis des Goethe-Instituts Singapur (BMW Asia Pte Ltd, Deutsche Bank AG, Evonik (SEA) Pte Ltd, Luther LLP, Lufthansa German Airlines, NORD/LB, T-Systems Singapore Pte. Ltd.)
Wirtschaftskreis des Goethe-Instituts Tokyo (Continental Automotive Corporation Japan, Mercedes Benz Japan Co., Ltd., Merck Ltd. Japan, Volkswagen Group Japan, Würth Japan Co., Ltd.)
Yamaoka Memorial Foundation

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

Numbers and Facts
13 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)
41,5 Mio Visits to
4,7 Mio Fans and followers on Facebook & Twitter
1,5 Mio Visitors to libraries worldwide
712.000 Media are available in the libraries of the institutes abroad.
250.000 media borrowed via the Onleihe online library.
278.000 Language course participants worldwide
700.000 German exams were taken at Goethe- Instituts and at partner institutions.