A Short Overview
The foundation "Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft"

As one of the largest private foundations in Germany, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main is dedicated to working for the benefit of Frankfurt and its citizens. Its work is concentrated in three main areas:

- Education, science and technology
- Arts and culture, including preservation of the city's cultural heritage
- Social, charitable and humanitarian work.

The Foundation supports schemes for the general public and also those aimed at encouraging excellence. In addition to its established areas of sponsorship it also identifies groups or parts of society which are in need of special financial assistance.

The Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft was founded in October 2005 and is pursuing the ideals of the founding fathers of the Polytechnische Gesellschaft from 1816. They dedicated themselves to raising the profile of the city in the fields of education, science, technology, culture, industry and trade.



Thursday, February 17, 2011 6:29:00 PM


Education needs support – We encourage both children and parents

The innovative Diesterweg-Scholarship helps children and their parents during the student’s transition from primary to secondary school. It supports children with a high intellectual potential but lack of German language knowledge to master and successfully continue their secondary school education. But it also encourages parents to actively accompany their children’s education and engage in school and social activities. It is a joint project of the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and the Ministry of Social Affairs of the federal state of Hessen and the city of Frankfurt, Germany.

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Cities of Migration is a Canadian organization that seeks to improve local integration practice in major immigrant receiving cities worldwide through information sharing and learning exchange. They showcase good practices in the integration of urban migrants and promote innovative ideas that create equity, social cohesion and urban prosperity.

On 06/22/2011 Cities of Migration organized a 60-minute webinar to learn about the winning educational strategies of the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft. They picked the Diesterweg-Scholarship to demonstrate the new ideas in and outside the classroom. The Diesterweg-Scholarship aims for academic success in the classroom while building bridges to full participation in German life for all members of the family.