By establishing our Environmental Fund in 1997, we have added nature conservation and environmental protection outside the airport premises to the activities this fund fosters. Besides projects dealing with environmental education (only available in German) this funding instrument also supports the conservation and development of biodiversity in the Rhine-Main region as well as projects concerning the protection and change of climate. Since 1997, more than 900 initiatives around the airport have been granted some €36 million.
The largest individual project is the Rhine-Main Regional Park. In 2011, we defined the goal of considerably increasing the publicity for the Regional Park.
Among the projects that have been funded so far, there are also initiatives in the field of media policy, such as “Jugend recherchiert” (Young People Researching), initiated by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and honored as an Education for Sustainable Development “decade project”.
In the future the Environmental Fund will even focus more intensely on climate protection and biodiversity. The educational offer of the Environmental Fund, especially for schools and day care centers, will be maintained.
Application for Funds (only available in German)