Mission

Bayer Foundations: Partner of Pioneers since 1897

The world is full of challenges. All around the globe, dedicated men and women are devising new answers to society's questions.

It is this pioneering spirit that the Bayer Foundations are seeking to foster.

We see our role as a catalyst for social progress in all areas of society – in science, in health and nutrition, in education and in the welfare sector.

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

Today, our 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 and new solutions for a better living.

Both foundations give more than just funds. We provide a trustful forum where industry, academia and civil society can develop new solutions in a trustful partnership.

Innovation really is the lifeblood of Bayer. It is fundamental for the continuing existence as a company and also it is the basis for progress in society.

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