Foundations

As a good corporate citizen, RTL Group supports worthy causes and organisations through its own foundations. This support focuses on three main areas that reflect the Group’s role as a major family-friendly media company: creative freedom and media freedom, help for children in need, and education. It is part of the Group’s effort to maintain good relationships with local non-governmental organisations, schools, and other stakeholders and to foster local engagement with charities. Our foundations and activities are often directly involved in the charities’ operations.

Overview of our foundations

Stiftung RTL – Wir helfen Kindern

Founded in 1996, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland’s 'Stiftung RTL – Wir helfen Kindern e.V.' (Registered Association) has three objectives: improve the prospects for children and young people worldwide, alleviate child poverty in Germany, and provide disaster relief.

Since 1996, ‘Stiftung RTL – Wir helfen Kindern’ e.V. has raised more than € 161 million for underprivileged children in Germany and around the world. Donations made to TV telethon RTL-Spendenmarathon – which ran for 24 hours in 2017 – are distributed to various projects, including RTL Kinderhäuser (RTL Children’s Homes).

Click here to visit the Stiftung RTL – Wir helfen Kindern website.

Fondation M6

Since 2010, Fondation M6 has supported prisoners as they re-join their communities and rebuild their lives. Its work centres on three areas: helping people get back to work, addressing illiteracy and access to education, and re-socialisation through cultural activities.

Fondation M6 assumes its social responsibility by focusing on the general public – the channel’s traditional public – and with the prison population through audiovisual support initiatives offered to prisoners, as well as rehabilitation projects introduced by the Justice Department.

Click here to visit the Fondation M6 website.

RTL pomaže djeci

2017 marked the 10th anniversary of the RTL pomaže djeci (RTL Helps Children) charity fund, and in less than three hours, the anniversary Budi mi prijatelj (Be my Friend) show raised €300,000.

Croatia’s most recognised humanitarian association has financed 202 projects, raising over €2 million for more than half a million sick, disabled and underprivileged children. It helps non-profit organisations raise funds from private and corporate donors, as well as build rehabilitation centres, schools, kindergartens, libraries and playgrounds. It has also procured toys, as well as sport, music and medical equipment.

Click here to visit the RTL pomaže djeci website.

Fundación Atresmedia

Fundación Atresmedia aims to improve living conditions for children in need all around the world. It was created by Atresmedia in Spain, in 2005, and has since supported thousands of projects, studies and conferences.

In 2017, Fundación Atresmedia has won an award at the third ‘Super Cuidadores’ (Super Caregivers) Awards in the category of 'Associations, Organisations, NGOs and Third Sector' for innovative campaigns aimed at improving the quality of life of hospitalised children. 

Click here to visit the Fundación Atresmedia website.

  • Trailer Stiftung RTL - Wir helfen Kindern

  • 10th anniversary of RTL pomaže djeci

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