The Global Green Foundation

Fostering democracy and upholding human rights, taking action to prevent the destruction of the global ecosystem, advancing equality between women and men, securing peace through con­flict prevention in crisis zones, and defending the freedom of individuals against excessive state and economic power – these are the objectives that drive the ideas and actions of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. We maintain close ties to the German Green Party (Alliance 90/The Greens) and as a think tank for green visions and projects, we are part of an international net­work with currently 30 international offices, working with 160 project partners in over 60 countries (see here). About half of our funds are dedicated to projects abroad. We gladly follow Heinrich Böll’s exhortation for citizens to get involved in politics, and we want to inspire others to do the same.

Depending on the region and the political situation, our work has a range of thematic priorities, such as

  • globalisation and sustainable development
  • climate and energy policy
  • strengthening civil society
  • gender policy
  • promotion of democracy
  • European policy
  • transatlantic dialogue
  • political consulting
  • arts and culture
  • promoting young talent

The main office in Berlin was built in 2008 with a green energy concept.

Mission Statement

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