Since its establishment in 1998, the Metzler Foundation has initiated and supported projects that directly contribute to making our society a better place for everyone. It focuses on promoting training and education and also provides social assistance. Furthermore, the foundation promotes cultural and art education as well as projects in the areas of health care, science and research, development aid, and protection of endangered plants and wildlife.
The foundation’s full name is "The Albert and Barbara von Metzler Foundation" in memory of Albert von Metzler and his daughter Barbara. It was established by Friedrich von Metzler, a banker who cares as much about bettering society as he does about his work on the capital markets.
Our foundation motto "doing good" works at two levels. On the one hand, we provide financial support, and on the other hand, we get personally involved in the foundation's projects to provide assistance and advice.
The foundation is closely linked to Metzler Bank through its founding family, the Metzler family. Members of the family are active on the Executive Board and the Board of Trustees, and each of the foundation’s projects is championed on a voluntary basis either by a member of one of these boards or by an employee of the bank. This means that, in addition to personal commitment, we contribute financial and entrepreneurial expertise as needed. The foundation’s projects also benefit from our extensive network.