The BNP Paribas Foundation

Creating opportunities – removing obstacles

Graphic image about the work of the BNP Paribas Foundation

The German foundation of the BNP Paribas Group was founded in 2015. It supports projects in the areas of education, solidarity, personality development through art and culture and, since 2021, also in the area of ​​environmental and climate protection throughout Germany. More than 80,000 people have benefited from grants from the BNP Paribas Foundation since its inception.

For a fairer society

BNP Paribas Foundation’s vision is for all children and young people to have the same opportunity to discover their own strengths and talents in order to be able to develop and flourish in the best possible way.

We have made it our goal to systematically confront and remove obstacles that exist due to social disadvantage, refugee backgrounds or disabilities. This also includes conserving the environment in which these young people live.

The BNP Paribas Foundation designs its work in accordance with the principles of good foundation practice and is a member of the Association of German Foundations.

Selection of funded projects

“The BNP Paribas Foundation contributes to establishing a situation where origin, personal biographies or impairments play no role in the development of young people and in which they can face the future with confidence.”


Photograph of Alexandra Gimbel, member of the Foundation Board

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Activity Report 2022

For the foundation, 2022 was particularly characterized by enormous solidarity. Both the donation from the Rescue and Recover Fund of the BNP Paribas Group in relation to the war in Ukraine and the corresponding donations from employees in Germany were higher than ever. In regards to volunteering in our foundation projects, the commitment of our colleagues at BNP Paribas has also increased significantly.

  • Sponsoring guidelines

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  • Sponsoring application

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