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 157 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 2018:

Aareal Bank AG
Ableton AG
Airbus France
Albert und Barbara von Metzler-Stiftung
Al-Faisal Cultural Center
Allianz Sénégal Assurances
Anne Frank Fonds
Anton-Philipp-Reclam-Gymnasium (Leipzig)
Artport Tel Aviv
Arts Council Korea
Arts Council Tokyo
Arvato CRM Solutions Georgia
Association des amis du Goethe-Institut Lyon (aagil)
Audi AG
Bartholomäus-Brüderschaft der Deutschen in Lissabon
BayernLB, Niederlassung London
Beiersdorf Vietnam
Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA*
Bertelsmann Stiftung
Berthold Leibinger Stiftung GmbH
BMW Group*
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd.
Brussels Airlines
Budapesti Elektromos Művek Nyrt.
Capital Magazine Wellington
Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam
Ceres Foundation
Cervecería Polar, C.A.
Herr Mounir Chahine
Chinese Association for Relief and Ensuring Services (CARES)
Compagnia di San Paolo
Continental AG*
Continental Automotive France SAS
Continental Automotive Corporation Japan
Cornelsen Verlag GmbH
Deutsche Bank AG*
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation gGmbH
Deutsche Lufthansa AG*
Deutsche Telekom AG*
Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e.V.
Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds
Duncan Grehan & Partners
E.ON Hungária Zrt.
EcoGrape Ltd.
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries)
Ernst Klett Verlag GmbH
Eugen und Irmgard Hahn Stiftung
Evonik Industries AG
Evonik (SEA) Pte Ltd.
Faber-Castell AG
Familie Grohs sowie allen Spenderinnen und Spendern für den Henrike Grohs-Preis
Familienstiftung Geschwister Ilse und Werner Lechtenberg
Format Print
Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH
Friche la Belle de Mai
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V.
Friends of Goethe Chicago
Friends of Goethe New York
Friends of the Goethe-Institut in Washington, D.C.
Fritt Ord
Fundación Goethe
Fundación Puerto de Ideas
Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung
Gerda Henkel Stiftung
German Films Service + Marketing GmbH, Inc.
Gesellschaft für Akademische Studienvorbereitung und Testentwicklung e.V.
Giesecke+Devrient Stiftung
Giesen Group Ltd.
Glasgow Airport Ltd.
Groupe Forrest International S.A.
Herr Arthur Grossman
Hamburg Marketing GmbH
Hessische Kulturstiftung
HOCHTIEF (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Herr Udo Holtkamp
Frau Ruth Holtzhauer
HSBC Trinkhaus Jugend & Bildung e.V.
Hueber Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
IDE Moderne Büro- und Objekteinrichtungen
International Public Television (INPUT)
Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (Thailand)
Johanneshof Cellars Ltd.
John Deere GmbH & Co. KG
Karl und Wilhelmine Schedlmaier-Stiftung
KfW Stiftung
Klitschko Foundation
Kulturstiftung des Bundes („Museale Episode. Zur globalen Zukunft der Museen“ und „Imagined realities“, gefördert im Fonds TURN)
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
LANXESS (Pty) Ltd./South Africa
L’Espace Pandora
LfA Förderbank Bayern
Liebherr-International Deutschland GmbH
Lietuvos mokinių neformaliojo švietimo centras (Zentrum für außerschulische Bildung, Vilnius)
Lions Club Schwäbisch Hall
Literarisches Colloquium Berlin e.V.
Mark Hotels Management GmbH
Mercedes-Benz Japan Co., Ltd.
Mercedes-Benz Portugal, S.A.
Merck Ltd. Japan
Merck Ltd. Korea
Merck LLC
Merck, S.A.
Musicboard Berlin GmbH
National Science Museum Thailand
Norwegisch-Deutsche Willy-Brandt-Stiftung
Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Opulent State Life Corporation
Pan Macmillan
Patronato de la Industria Alemana para la Cultura en México A.C.
Peter Krämer Stiftung
Plan International Sudan
Prince Claus Fund
PTT Global Chemical
Quai des Savoirs
Région Auvergne-Rhône–Alpes
Herr Dr. Reinhard Reibold
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung e.V.
Rotary Club Bielefeld
Rotary Club of Madras
S. Fischer Stiftung
Satys SA
Schubert Wines Limited
SCHWING Stetter (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Siemens AG*
Siemens Indonesia
Siemens Stiftung
Société des Amis de Goethe (Montréal)
Société Générale Lille
Stadt Lyon
Stiftung „Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft“
Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit
Stiftung Mercator GmbH
Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main
Stiftung Vera und Volker Doppelfeld
Stiftung Volkswagen Slovakia
Thai Beverage Plc.
The Japan Foundation
The Tokyo Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Thonet GmbH
UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY)
UNICEF Burkina Faso
Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck*
Volkswagen AG*
Volkswagen Financial Services AG
Volkswagen Group Japan
Volkswagen Group Russland
Woven Theatre Project
Würth Japan Co., Ltd.
Yamaoka Memorial Foundation
Young Scot Enterprise Ltd.
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien

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

Zahlen und Fakten
10 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)
36,8 Mio Visits to
4,4 Mio Fans and followers on Facebook & Twitter
1,4 Mio Visitors to libraries worldwide
730.000 Loans from libraries.
During the course of the year, around 190.000 publications were additionally accessed from the Goethe-Institut’s "eLibrary" service.
270.000 Language course participants worldwide
550.000 Examination candidates