Körber Foundation

Identifying international best practice for symposia on demographic change

Beyond Philanthropy has been supporting the Körber Foundation for many years now, in particular through research and analysis on topics of civil society and demographic change.

The Körber Foundation was founded in 1959 and is one of the largest foundations in Germany with an annual budget of around 18 million euros. It focusses with its operative projects, its networks and cooperation partners on challenges in the fields of innovation, international understanding and vibrant civil society.

The Körber Foundation has repeatedly relied on the support of Beyond Philanthropy in its manifold activities. Among other things, Beyond Philanthropy analysed civil society trends in UK and Sweden on behalf of the Foundation and accompanied various international learning trips. For many years now, Beyond Philanthropy has also moderated the international learning forums during the annual Körber Demography Symposium. In 2016 and 2017 the focus was on (super)diversity and Beyond Philanthropy identified international good practice from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Malmö and Toronto for the symposia.

Karin Haist, Deputy Director Haus im Park, Körber Foundation

"We believe that our civil society and our communities can learn a lot from good international practice - and Beyond Philanthropy has provided us with valuable services over the years, especially in researching and communicating good international practice for strategic community action in demographic change: They have access to very good international networks and possess an excellent understanding of 'translating' the cultural context of good practice models."