Philanthropy & foundations

Use our extensive expertise in matters relating to foundations

As a result of decades of working in the non-profit area our team has acquired technical expertise that far exceeds the usual banking services, thereby enabling a comprehensive range of advisory services to be offered.

Our range of products and services

for you as a
Foundation & non-profit organisation
From formation to a tailor-made fund raising strategy: HSH Nordbank AG assists you in structuring your charitable causes in an even more successful and targeted manner.
Our offer for foundations & non-profit organisations
 
Private client
You want to engage in society and are looking to establish contact with the foundation scene. Regular events on the latest topics provide the right framework for your work.
Our offer for private clients
 
Company
Whether regarding social responsibility or company succession our experts support you in identifying the right mix of corporate responsibility and put you in touch with the appropriate partners.
Our offer for companies
 

Your network

We would like to see foundations, organisations and private individuals involved in philanthropy get to know each other and communicate and cooperate with each other. With our different event formats, e.g. the benefactors breakfast, we promote networking in each region.
More about our offer for your network

Topics & dates

Our numerous event formats provide the right setting for an exciting and practical exchange of information. Emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary relevance of the topics in order to demonstrate innovative approaches and opportunities for cooperation. Please contact us, we will gladly provide you with detailed information on upcoming topics and dates.
More about topics and dates

Our foundation experts are on the road for you throughout Germany. Please contact us

 

Foundations & non-profit organisations

Structure charitable causes even more successfully

We advise foundations and non-profit organisations throughout Germany from the formation phase to strategic repositioning. Our trained foundation managers assist you, for example, in drawing up your Articles of Association, in enhancing or creating your fund raising strategy and in public relations.

As competent and reliable partners our foundation experts are on the road throughout Germany for you.

Our range of products and services for you
Fund raising
  • Drawing up of and assistance in implementing fund raising strategies in individual workshops.
  • Advice to identify the appropriate fund raising mix for your donors.
  • Support in establishing cooperation arrangements, acquiring donations, donors and sponsorship contacts.
Strategy and brand advice
  • Individual workshops and advice regarding your strategic direction
  • Sharpening of your profile in the non-profit sector.
  • Support in forming partnerships and cooperation arrangements.
  • Identification of the best marketing tools for your organisation.
Investment strategies and asset structuring
  • We develop a tailored investment strategy according to your individual wishes and objectives.
  • Through the VIA Foundation Fund U1 you invest responsibly in sustainable and ethical companies and receive half-yearly dividends.
Network "neues stiften" Our online platform provides you with a wealth of information for the foundation's work. It provides you with:

  • the means to identify new trends.
  • an opportunity to exchange views on new topics on a monthly basis.
  • relevant news at a glance.
To the neues-stiften.de website
 
Planning and design on formation
  • Identification of the optimal organisational form taking account of legal and tax-related factors.
  • Development of comprehensive solutions for your requirements.
  • Formulation of appropriate strategies for the long-term success of your organisation.
Expertise in all relevant areas
Use the expertise of colleagues from other core divisions of the Bank for optimal and individual advice, e.g., regarding

  • real estate (granting of loans and investment advice).
  • Wealth Management (investments and investment advice).
  • Corporate clients (e.g. for investments in the health industry).

 

Private clients

Combine social commitment with wealth preservation

How am I going to preserve my wealth? How can I combine a commitment to charitable causes with the long-term preservation of wealth? Where do I find ideas and contacts regarding social topics that concern me? We will gladly answer these and many other questions in a personal discussion with you together with our Wealth

Our range of products and services for you
Formation of a foundation
  • Identification of the optimal organisational form taking account of legal and tax-related factors.
  • Development of comprehensive solutions for your requirements.
  • Formulation of appropriate strategies for the long-term success of your organisation.
Inherit & bequeath
  • We provide you with answers to important questions regarding succession.
  • We provide solutions for preserving your wealth for the next generation - whether for private or charitable purposes.
Network
  • Our network brings together benefactors and foundations.
  • You obtain ideas and impetus for attractive sponsoring niches in our exclusive information evenings.
  • Exchange views, we put you in contact with like-minded benefactors.
Events
With presentations given by experts on the inherit and bequeath topic we provide you with important pointers for your path to an orderly succession plan. More
 

 

Companies

Actively shape your corporate responsibility

HSH Nordbank completes its range of products and services provided as a "Bank for Entrepreneurs" with the "Philanthropy & Foundations" team. We provide you with competent contact partners with many years of experience in "social responsibility and social commitment" and "succession".

Our range of products and services for you
Social responsibility (CSR)
Social responsibility is used by companies as the basis for integrating, on a voluntary basis, social and economic needs as well as environmental concerns into their corporate activities and the interrelationships with stakeholders. We offer you in this connection:

  • Identification of the right mix of corporate responsibility.
  • Support in forming partnerships and cooperation arrangements.
  • Organisation of workshops and events on "social responsibility" and implementation in your company.
Succession
A suitable successor can often not be found for one's life work. In this case the transfer of the company into a foundation may be the right way to continue the legacy of the company founder in accordance with his wishes. Together with experts from the Corporate Clients division we support you competently and reliably in this step.
 
Sponsoring
The support given to charitable projects need not necessarily be of a financial nature. Even the technical competence provided by companies can be very valuable for a non-profit organisation, e.g. setting up a website or drawing up the annual report. We will gladly advise you in order to identify appropriate support options.
 

 

Networks

We help you to establish the right contacts

We would like to see foundations, organisations, private individuals and companies involved in philanthropy get to know each other and communicate and cooperate with each other. With our different event formats, e.g. the donors breakfast, we actively promote networking in each region.

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Our range of products and services for you
Benefactors breakfast
This event, which is reserved exclusively for women involved in the foundation and corporate environment as well as non-profit organisations, is dominated by lively networking and an intensive exchange of ideas. More
 
Theme events
We organise regular theme events on relevant questions such as brand positioning, optimisation of charitable contributions, inherit & bequeath and relating to the health industry. More
 
Workshops
We offer you a selection of workshops on topics such as fund raising, brand positioning and communication. Contact us for a personal appointment.
 
Netzwork
"neues stiften"

Our online platform provides you with a wealth of information for the foundation's work.
It provides you with:

  • the means to identify new trends.
  • an opportunity to exchange views on new topics on a monthly basis.
  • Relevant news at a glance.

To the neues-stiften.de website
 

 

Topics and dates

Establish contacts at events and appointments

Benefactor breakfasts

At the benefactor breakfast we speak to businesswomen, wives of entrepreneurs, women benefactors as well as women general managers and women Board Members of foundations. In the breakfast meeting the focus is on the personal exchange of the participants' views in addition to a talk.