"leuchte auf" is the non-profit foundation of Borussia Dortmund and was founded in November 2012. The aim of the foundation is to support non-profit projects and organisations with materials and financial resources or with charitable work. Our commitment is focused in particular on the Dortmund and Ruhr regions. By establishing the foundation, BVB is looking to make the best use of its mass appeal in order to bundle and expand our social commitment in the region. In addition, our foundation aims to draw attention to important social issues and to give something back to society out of something we have been given since the club was founded with great passion and enormous commitment, especially from our fans – real love.
Our funding priorities and projects
Since it was established, the "leuchte auf" foundation has funded more than 170 projects and supported the social sector to the tune of more than €1.5 million.
The main areas of support that "leuchte auf" addresses are:
· Helping children, young people, the elderly and families
· Training and education
· Integration / anti-racism
· People with disabilities / social inclusion
· Volunteer work / citizenship
· Health and sport