The Citizens' Assembly "Germany's Role in the World" was financially supported by various foundations.

Robert Bosch Foundation

The Robert Bosch Foundation is one of the largest corporate foundations in Europe. With its work, it has been following the legacy of Robert Bosch for over 50 years and continues his social and societal commitment in a contemporary form. It promotes the common good and the development of civil society.

GLS Treuhand

GLS Treuhand promotes charitable projects for an active, democratic and open civil society with ideas and money. With its foundations, it supports social, ecological and cultural fields of learning and development. In addition, it supports and advises dependent and independent foundations. Through donations, gifts and legacies, it supports charitable projects with its numerous partners.

Mercator Foundation

Through its work, the Mercator Foundation strives for a society characterised by openness to the world, solidarity and equal opportunities. In doing so, it focuses on strengthening Europe, increasing the educational success of disadvantaged children and young people, especially those with a migration background, improving the quality and impact of cultural education, advancing climate protection and promoting science.

Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations are the world's largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance and human rights. Through a network of national and regional foundations and offices, they provide thousands of grants each year and fund a wide range of projects.

Schöpflin Foundation

The Schöpflin Foundation is committed to critical consciousness-raising, a vibrant democracy and a diverse society. With its work, it wants to set the course for a better future for the younger and coming generations.


The Volkswagen Foundation provides targeted impetus to science with its funding: in accordance with its statutory mission, the Foundation promotes science and technology in research and teaching.

ZEIT Foundation

In the tradition of its founders Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius, the ZEIT Foundation sees itself as a part of and supporter of a liberal, cosmopolitan civil society. It realises its goals through projects and its own institutions, but equally supports people and organisations that courageously try something new and set impulses in science, culture and education.