The Bayer Foundations: Partner of Pioneers since 1897


Our world is full of challenges. All around the globe dedicated men and women are creating new answers to society’s questions. It is this pioneering spirit that the Bayer Foundations are seeking to foster.

The foundations act as a catalyst for societal progress by connecting impact pioneers to funding, power and knowledge.

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the Bayer Science & Education Foundation confers the Hansen Family Award 

It was back in 1897 that Friedrich Bayer Junior laid the basis for Bayer's first activities as a foundation.

Today, the two corporate foundations support pioneers worldwide: The Bayer Science & Education Foundation with focus on excellence in Life Science, medicine and science education, and the Bayer Cares Foundation with focus on social innovation for global challenges related to health and nutrition.

Both foundations share the ultimate goal of Bayer: Science For A Better Life!

20,000 Euro

is the prize money of the Aspirin Social Innovation Award every year

632 projects

volunteer projects are supported by the Bayer Foundation