The Eberhard von Kuenheim Fund forms the connecting link for all impact investments of the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt. It aims to generate not only financial return, but positive social impact in accordance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Through the Eberhard von Kuenheim Fund, we pursue a holistic approach to foundation management. That means that the Foundation realizes its mission not only through its operational programs but also, step by step, through its investments.
To this end, we cooperate with expert partners and intermediaries and together with them invest in funds. In addition, we put innovative investment instruments such as social impact bonds to the test.
Via the Eberhard von Kuenheim Fund, the Foundation has, for example, invested in Juvat, Germany’s first social impact bond. Moreover, we have invested in the Mission-Related Investment Pilot Fund on Education, the first impact fund especially for German foundations. Our portfolio also includes investments in the worldwide network Impact Hub Global and the social enterprise African Clean Energy.