Background
The BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt was established on June 22, 1970, on the occasion of the 60th birthday of Herbert Quandt and in recognition of his services to BMW AG. Through annual donations, BMW AG in addition contributes to the payment of the foundation’s personnel and material costs. For its further development, the foundation adheres to the “Principles of Good Foundation Practice", formulated by the Association of German Foundations.
Mission
• To support leaders who, in their professional and personal lives, take into consideration the greater common good and who are committed to developing a lively civil society in cooperation with others. • To deal with questions of globalization and thus contribute to an international dialogue on sociopolitical issues. • To base our work on scholarly expertise and promote interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral approaches. • To provide guidance by making visible successful socio-political commitment and promoting the dissemination and development of innovative pilot projects.
Geographic focus
Europe, North America, Asia
Programme areas
The foundation works in the following areas:

• Social cohesion
• Responsibility in society (Responsible leadership)