More Than Just Coffee

Germany is the third largest consuming country for coffee in the world. Historically it has been playing a key role in the trade and import of green coffee worldwide. Today, Hamburg as the biggest German port is still the largest import destination for coffee to western and eastern Europe including Scandinavia.

Therefore, it is no surprise that Hamburg is home to Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung.

Hamburg as the second largest city in Germany with more than 1.8 mil inhabitants and 5.3 mil people living in its metropolitan region has become a multicultural city with over 45 different nations living on the river Elbe.

Today every second child starting school in Hamburg has a migration background. This makes the city of Hamburg very unique but also brings challenges regarding integration of future generations into the local community.

Since its founding in 2005, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung has been supporting young people in coffee growing countries. In 2016, within our global youth strategy, we decided to additionaly support the social and economic integration of youth with and without a migration background in northern Germany.

As a corporate citizen of the city of Hamburg, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung has built up a local network of partners. Their projects involve young people from disengaged areas with education, culture, music, art, and politics in order to integrate them into the local society and give them a perspective for their future lives.

The support of the Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung is long-term in most instances and therefore secures stability.

Jens Sorgenfrei

Managing Director

North-German Youth Partner Projects

Children For Tomorrow

Founded by tennis-champion Steffi Graf, the foundation supports children and young people who have become victims of war and persecution.
Through the collaboration of psychotherapists, schools, hospitals, and parents, traumatized children and young adults are psychologically treated in schools and refugee shelters.

Entenwerder Elbpiraten

Founded by Alexandra and Thomas Friese, at the Entenwerder Elbpiraten children and young people from disadvantaged districts in Hamburg get the opportunity to extracurricular activities in nature.


SchlauFox supports children and young adults with a number of different projects in their school and extracurricular education through weekly one to one mentoring on various stages of their academic path.

Other Partners of Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung are:

Kids Welcome – 120 volunteers are taking care of 1000 children that have fled war and persecution in 12 refugee camps.

Entenwerder Elbpiraten – Providing youth with summer camps and make them familiar with the environment through outdoor-sports and aware of nature through field trips.

New Hamburg – An organization incentivizing children to team-work, concentrate and establish creative workflows with projects such as stop-motion film editing.

Hamburger Kunsthalle – Bringing culture and art to children within “Kitas” that otherwise would not have access to any.

Bandboxx – Teaching migrated and non-migrated children the art of band-music and song-writing that serves as a way of expressing and processing negative experiences.

Hamburger Kinderwünsche e.V. – A Hamburg based initiative that fulfills ill children their life time wishes. 

Jesus Center – The registered association (e.V.) JesusCenter is a socio-diaconal work and has been accompanying youth in St. Pauli and the Schanzenviertel since 1970.

Mäck & Pomm, das Kinder- und Jugendprogramm der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – Bringing education, music, and culture to children with disadvantaged backgrounds.