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Enabling people to live self-determined lives in a sustainable world

Do you think like us that new approaches are needed to tackle the major issues of our time – from poverty and educational inequality to climate change and species extinction? Then we invite you to support our Changemaker Community for social and environmental justice. Together with you, we strengthen innovative solutions that empower marginalized individuals to actively shape their own lives and contribute to a more just world. In doing so, they not only improve their own living conditions, but also make our planet a more livable place for all of us.

Together with you

  • we create new life opportunities and sustainable livelihoods,
  • we preserve important habitats for nature and wildlife,
  • we advance contemporary models of education and locally relevant forms of learning,
  • we strengthen innovative business models that lift people out of poverty,
  • we promote new ideas and perspectives for a more humane and peaceful society.

When you donate to us, 200% of your charitable contribution goes to the supported projects! Every Euro donated to the knodel foundation is matched by our donor, who also covers all overhead costs.

What happens with your donation

Your contribution to a more just, sustainable world goes directly into our five funding areas. We have carefully selected these areas to enable long-term, systemic change at various levels and to kickstart innovative and bold solutions around the world. Our focus is currently on Africa and South Asia, but we also support several pioneering projects in Germany. These help various target audiences to develop a better understanding of global interdependencies and their own role in the world.

Our thematic funding areas

  • Reimagining Education
  • Sustainable Habitats
  • Self-determined Lives
  • Wellbeing Economies
  • Catalysing Change in Germany

Your Donation is in good hands with us 

The knodel foundation was founded in 2017 by Reinhold and Patrick Knodel and has since been recognized as a charitable non-profit organization. We handle the donations entrusted to us responsibly and use them exclusively to maximize the common good. We work closely with our project partners, coordinate the specific use of funds for their intended purpose, and receive the respective supporting documents. All of our grants are reviewed annually, and new funds are only passed on after specific agreed-upon goals have been met. We also visit selected funding projects several times a year to gain a first-hand impression of the work on the ground and to see the impact and outcomes for ourselves.

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