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 1,000 contact points in all.

Staging 19.661 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 2015:

Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S.
Allianz Kulturstiftung
Allianz SE
Associação Baiana dos Ex-Bolsistasna Alemanha
Association Beaumarchais-SACD
Associazione Culturale Herman Film
Australian German Association Inc.
Baden-Württemberg Stiftung GmbH
Frau Manila Bartnik
Bayer AG
BEK Catering, Taschkent
Berkeley Center for New Media
Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH
Billa AG
BMW Group
Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.
Olga und Frank Borchers
Caixa Econômica Federal – CAIXA
Chinese Association for Relief and Ensuring Services (CARES)
Cine-Audio & Media Services
Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts
Condor Flugdienst GmbH
Continental AG *
Copydan Verdens TV
Cornelsen Schulverlage GmbH
CTM Siberia
Daimler AG
Dänisches Filminstitut
David and Claudia Harding Foundation
DB Schenker
Deutsche Bahn AG
Deutsche Bank AG
Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Deutsche Welle
Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus e. V.
Deutscher Sparkassen und Giroverband e. V. *
Deutscher Übersetzerfonds e. V.
Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk e. V.
Deutsch-französischer Fonds für Kulturprogramme
Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft Belgiens
Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds
Deutsch-Türkische Jugendbrücke GmbH
DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival
Duncan Grehan & Partners, Solicitors
E.ON Hungária Zrt. Kommunikációs osztály
ELMÜ Nyrt. Budapest
Erdinger Weißbräu
Ernst von Siemens Stiftung
European-American Cultural Foundation
Evonik Degussa (SEA) Pte. Ltd
Al-Faisal Cultural Center, Khartoum
Frau Sonia Falcone
Ferrostaal GmbH
Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH
Finnisch-Deutscher Verein Turku
Fondazione Caligara
Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo
Fondazione CRT
Freilichtspiele Schwäbisch Hall
Freudenberg SE
Freunde des Goethe-Instituts New York
Freunde des Goethe-Instituts Schwäbisch Hall
Freunde des Goethe-Instituts Washington
Fritz Henkel Stiftung
Fundación Goethe España

Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung
German Films Service + Marketing GmbH
German National Tourist Office
Germanwings GmbH
Giesecke & Devrient Stiftung
Gujral Foundation

Hamburg Tourismus GmbH
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA *
Herman Film
Huber Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
IDE Moderne Büro- und Objekteinrichtungen
Institut Ramon Llull
Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, México
International Alert, Sri Lanka
Jaunrades Fonds, Riga
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco
Kempinski Hotel Indonesia
KfW Bankengruppe
KfW Stiftung
Klett-Langenscheidt GmbH
Knauf Gips KG
Herr Matthias Kögel
Korea Forum for Peace &
Kulturbehörde Hamburg
Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
Kunststiftung NRW
Kusch+Co GmbH & Co. KG
L‘Association des Amis du Goethe-Institut Lyon – AAGIL
Frau Maria Lewunowa
LfA Förderbank Bayern
Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG
Literarisches Kolloquium Berlin e. V.
Mark Hotels Management GmbH
MaWi Group
Mercedes Benz Belgium-Luxembourg SA
Albert und Barbara von Metzler-Stiftung
Merck KGaA*
National Science Museum Bangkok
Nemetschek Stiftung
nightnurse images GmbH
Nivea (Beiersdorf AG)
NJORD Law Firm Kopenhagen
Norwegisch-Deutsche Willy-Brandt-Stiftung
Oi Futuro
Palace Cinemas
Patronato de la Industria Alemana para la Cultura
Pixel World GmbH
Herr Slawo Plata
Plzeň 2015, o.p.s.
Pro Helvetia
PVT Produktion Video-Tonträger GmbH
Queen Olga Hotel, Thessaloniki
Radeberger Gruppe KG
Herr Lorenz Reibling
Robert Bosch GmbH
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
Rotary Club Schwäbisch Hall
S. Fischer Stiftung
Schering Stiftung
Frau Elke Schlack
Schweizer Kobras, German Lawyers, Australia
Semper idem Underberg GmbH
Siemens AG
Siemens Stiftung
Società Consortile per Azioni OGR-CRT
Statens Kunstfonds
Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft e. V.
Stiftung „Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft“ (EVZ)
Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit
Stiftung Mercator GmbH
Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft
Stiftung Vera und Volker Doppelfeld
submarines, subtitling & translation
The Japan Art Association
Thonet GmbH
TIFF Bell Lightbox & Festival Tower
Türkisch-Deutsche Unternehmensvereinigung
Twiline Medienproduktion
UAE Board on Books for Young People
Urban Institute, Riga
UVEX Safety Group, Australia
Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH*
Volkswagen AG*
Vehicle Testing New Zealand Limited
Wüstenrot & Württembergische AG
Yarra Trams, Melbourne

ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

Zahlen und Fakten
11 Mio People reached by the Goethe-Institut in 19,661 cultural events (exhibitions, concerts, film screenings, readings, dance and theatre performances, continuing education seminars in cultural professions, conferences)
31,9 Mio Visits to www.goethe.de
2,9 Mio Fans and followers on Facebook
883.756 Visitors to libraries worldwide
773.644 Loans from libraries.
During the course of the year, around 128,000 publications were additionally accessed from the Goethe-Institut’s "eLibrary" service.
271.986 Language course participants worldwide
435.102 Examination candidates