In its grid area, 50Hertz primarily supports projects that promote a diverse cultural landscape, serve to protect nature or meet social demands. In some cases, partnerships are also promoted in other thematic areas, such as sports.
We enter into long-term sponsoring partnerships in order to achieve the greatest possible benefit and sustainable economic effect for society, the region, its citizens and our company.
Regarding donations, we support concerns about promoting young talent, education, sport, social affairs, culture and the environment in our grid area. It is important to us that the projects supported have a positive influence on the local living environment.To maintain our independence, we do not support individuals or political parties. Our commitment for sponsoring and donations can only take place within our grid area which includes the new federal states, Hamburg and Berlin.
In the year of the corona pandemic, we have decided to increase our donation commitment. In a Christmas donation campaign, especially (but not exclusively) children and youth projects are given additional support. The following institutions receive a financial contribution:
In cooperation with the Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 50Hertz supports young art. With the exhibition series Rundgang 50Hertz, young positions in contemporary art are promoted and presented to the public at the company's Berlin headquarters, the 50Hertz Netzquartier. Over a period of three years, a four-week presentation of theses written at the art academies in Berlin, Leipzig and Hamburg takes place here every summer.
50Hertz participates in the series „Artist in Residence“ am Konzerthaus Berlin, where each concert season focuses on one artist.
In the framework of the Mecklenburg-West Pomerania Festival each spring and summer numerous events take place in the German federal state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. 50Hertz also supports the current festival season again and is the main sponsor of the children's and family programme this year.
„Energie gemeinsam wenden“ (Changing energy together) is the title of an interactive exhibit developed by 50Hertz and the Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (Unabhängiges Institut für Umweltfragen e.V.) and used at schools in Mecklenburg- West Pomerania for spring 2013. Thus, students of the fifth and sixth grade playfully learn about the energy transition.
As part of its grid expansion, 50Hertz is also responsible for offsetting the effects of its activities on nature and landscape, for example by creating or enhancing biotopes. Together with contractual partners, we have created several orchards and fruit avenue. Together with the online community mundraub.org we carry out educational projects on some of these meadows and avenues and produce delicious apple juice.
Since 2011, 50Hertz has supported the annual Rennsteig Autumn Run in the Thuringian Forest. More than 500 runners conquer the 20.5 kilometre long course through the Thuringian Forest.
50Hertz supports the young biathletes of the sports club Schorfheide in the south of the Brandenburg Uckermark. In a hilly area, the youngest "biathinos" learn Nordic winter sports with the support of 50Hertz so that one day they can run at the top.
In Thuringia, 50Hertz supports the young female volleyball players ofVfB 91 Suhl e. V.