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Deutsche Telekom Stiftung

Exploring new horizons

A driving force for education in the digital world

Deutsche Telekom Stiftung was established in 2003 to strengthen Germany's position as an education, research and technology leader. It is one of the country's main corporate foundations with an endowment of EUR 150 million. Deutsche Telekom Stiftung's mission is to improve education in the digital world concentrationg on the so called STEM subjects science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It focuses on four core areas: Education Drivers, Education Opportunities, Education Innovations and Education Dialog. To make the foundation’s projects as effective as possible, acknowledged experts in the fields of practical education and academic research are involved right from the word go. They then advise and accompany in the conceptualization and realization of the individual projects. 

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How we work

Our activities are strictly not for profit and are predominantly operative in nature. In other words, we develop and also implement our projects ourselves – either alone or with partners. This means that we provide no financial support for others’ initiatives and projects - even where their objectives match our own. Any support we do provide takes place within the scope of a small number of clearly defined foundation programs - in most cases within the framework of limited-term invitations to tender, which we announce in good time. Only applications submitted in this context are given any consideration by us. In everything we do, we aim for the greatest possible transparency. We therefore take the declaration of commitment of the German transparency organization Initiative Transparente Gesellschaft, the Principles of Good Practice for Foundations and the recommendations for non-profit corporate foundations of the Federal Association of German Foundations (Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen) as our guidelines.