The Kullmann Stiftung is a Hamburg-based charitable and non-profit foundation established in 2019 to support global philanthropic work that balances and respects both social and environmental needs. The principal purposes of the Foundation, as specified by its statutes, include its particular commitment to making a lasting impact and long-term positive change on the lives of vulnerable and excluded children as well as the protection and conservation of the environment.
The Foundation pursues its mission through grants and volunteer service on a worldwide basis, supporting key projects on an exclusive and non-exclusive basis. We do not run projects ourselves but partner instead with dedicated and professional organisations that possess a deep understanding of the relevant program area and the landscape in which they operate. The Foundation is proud to have financed the operation of several orphanages, a shelter for victims of human trafficking and other projects that helped improve the wellbeing and quality of life of hundreds of children in need.
The Foundation’s management board consists of Benjamin Kullmann, Graf Constantin zu Castell-Ruedenhausen and Dr. Michael Demuth.
The work of the Foundation is complemented through social enterprises founded or funded by Benjamin Kullmann which act as impact investors in the programme areas that we support.
We are devoted to touch the lives of as many children and people in need as possible and - while the limited scope of the Foundation’s work is unable to change the course of global challenges - make our own microscopic contribution to a fairer world where all can thrive and live in dignity while preserving our environment for future generations.
The Foundation is exclusively funded by its founder, Benjamin Kullmann. Born in Hamburg, Benjamin started, after studying business administration at the Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management and law at the University of London, a successful career as an international start-up entrepreneur founding and managing various businesses and was most notably the co-founder of the payment company Skrill. Benjamin donated a large part of his personal assets to the Kullmann Stiftung to fund its philanthropic work. He continues to act as a globally active investor as well as a business angel to various businesses around the globe.