Role Models worldwide

New Impulses for Society

Special commitments require resources. That is why the Bayer Cares Foundation supports volunteers from the Bayer Group and the area surrounding its sites with grants for projects. Here, the focus is on sustainable innovative approaches that can be used as a model for future projects

Role Models: Ärtzin legt einer Patientin eine Kopfstütze an

Bayer role models: A special cooling hood can prevent hair loss in cancer patients

A Bayer retiree trains kitchen staff at a South American orphanage. An Indian employee renovates a village school in his hometown. A former public health official in Berlin helps children gain a fascination for medicine through various art projects. There are many ways to meet social challenges as a volunteer. Projects that are committed to providing better healthcare, education or healthy nutrition have good prospects for receiving funding from the Bayer Cares Foundation.

The foundation recognizes the most innovative voluntary projects as “Role Models”. They receive a one-time grant of up to € 5,000. Fitting with its goal of stimulating positive change, the foundation also networks them with potential partners. Since the start of its volunteer program in 2007, the foundation has contributed to the success of 632 projects in more than 60 countries.


All Bayer employees and retirees can apply for the grant. In Germany, the foundation also supports volunteers working near Bayer sites. Important: Those applying for a grant need to be actively involved in the project.

Helping Cents - Special engagement opportunities for Bayer employees

"When the cents go marching in...": If all Bayer Employees rounded cent amounts of their salaries down, something big could arise. Therefore the Bayer Cares Foundation and HR Germany invite to the new donation campaign "Helping Cents". In this video the cents become alive and show that they want to effect something big. Take a look!

Global Winners‘ Map – Changemaking Volunteers All Around the Globe