That is the motto of the tenth birthday celebrations of the club's foundation "leuchte auf". We are looking to celebrate the establishment of the foundation back in 2012, on Saturday 8 October, as part of the Bundesliga home match against Bayern Munich.

More than 270 social projects supported, over €2 million invested in projects, over €400,000 worth of goods donated, and over 15,000 people helped each year: the remarkable balance sheet of the past ten years of work by the foundation alone is one reason to continue. Because the foundation knows about the special opportunities it has – and therefore will continue to push on with full passion. Working together with the numerous project partners, whose commitment makes a difference each and every day in helping to tackle the social and ecological challenges facing society today, we are looking to show particular appreciation for the long-standing work of "leuchte auf" as we put the foundation in the spotlight.

Change needs people to drive it. In order to support this work and thus also the foundation, you can make a donation here. The new merchandising collection for the anniversary of the foundation is also available in the online shop. The net proceeds will go to the foundation.

More information on the BVB "leuchte auf" foundation can be found here.

The aim of the foundation is to support non-profit projects and organisations with materials and financial resources or through charitable work. The foundation focuses on Dortmund and the Ruhr region. By establishing the foundation, BVB has bundled and expanded its social commitment. In addition to promoting social projects, the foundation also sees its task as drawing attention to important social issues using the media attention that Borussia Dortmund attracts.