Become a partner

Here are some of all the companies and institutions that make our work flourish and grow

2021

Aktion Mensch

Period: August 2019 – July 2022

Aktion Mensch has generously supported our work with refugee women and children in Berlin. Their funds have been crucial in creating safe spaces for those exposed to a new culture and life dynamics. With their help, GSBTB provides long-term and focused support for refugee families in the city.

Lotto Stiftung Berlin

Period: October 2019 – September 2021

Lotto Stiftung Berlin has been generously supporting our Open Music School, creating positive meeting points between new arrivals and local communities in Berlin, and supporting refugee and newcomer musicians in the city.

Deutsche Fernsehlotterie

Period: January 2021 – December 2023

The Deutsche Fernsehlotterie has been generously supporting our activities with refugee women, children, and young people to promote linguistic and social integration.

sevDesk

Period: Continuous

sevDesk offers intuitive software for all accounting and financial management needs for those who are self-employed, freelancers, or for small businesses. Useful functions such as quotation and invoicing, integrated online banking, or the digitisation of receipts and automatic posting make everyday office life easier. sevDesk have generously offered GSBTB their accounting software on a pro-bono basis, to help our Finance Team better streamline their processes — thanks a lot!

Qatar Foundation International

Period: January 2021 – December 2021

US-based Qatar Foundation International has the goal to create meaningful connections with the Arab world through the support of cultural and education projects in the US, UK and Germany, as well as building awareness of the richness and diversity of Arabic culture and language. QFI supports our Open Music School, creating positive meeting points between new arrivals and local communities in Berlin.

Buddy Bär Berlin

Period: January 2021 – December 2021

Most people in Berlin know the big Buddy Bär-bears standing around the city. Those colorful bears are not only the official symbol of Berlin – but they also raise money for good causes. An artist makes every bear, which is then auctioned and sold, with donations going to projects worldwide. One of the projects Buddy Bär Berlin supports, through a monthly donation, is GSBTB Open Hearts Space and its work with women and children.

ChartMogul

Period: February 2021

ChartMogul is an analytics startup committed to excellence, integrity, ownership, impact, and empathy. Having an international team working across the world and staff members with migration background, they felt inspired by our initiatives. We enjoy a generous unconditional donation from ChartMogul to continue our project activities and support our community members.

Ubisoft Berlin

Period: February 2021

Opened in 2018, Ubisoft Berlin is a diverse and creative studio and works as part of Ubisoft Blue Byte’s German development studio network. It aims to deliver inspiring and meaningful game experiences. Ubisoft Berlin invited GSBTB to the Game Jam 2020, where our team met and interacted with young and enthusiastic game developers from Berlin and beyond. Ubisoft Berlin and its game developer community has kindly supported our office work and weekly activities run by multiple project groups.

European Commission

Period: November 2020 – June 2022

GSBTB’s communication and outreach efforts are supported by the European Commission’s DEAR Programme through the project “I am European”. Led by the Estonian NGO Mondo the multilateral project aims to have a positive impact on achieving a more open, inclusive, and peaceful culture towards migrants and refugees in Europe. Within this framework, GSBTB has been running a project called “A Europe for All, without any If and But”.

PopSockets

Period: Continuous

PopSockets exists to change the world for the better with innovative, magical products and community-empowered activism. Products include PopGrip, PopTop, PopWallet, PopThirst, and PopMount, all designed to increase the functionality of devices we use daily. Through their Poptivism program, PopSockets donates 50% of the sale price of custom PopGrips to selected charities. We’re proud to be a Poptivism charity partner. You can support our mission by purchasing one of our custom PopGrips.

PerMondo / Mondo Agit

Period: Continuous

PerMondo is an initiative of the translation agency Mondo Agit. It was launched in 2009 to offer free translation services for non-profit organisations and projects. Collaborating with volunteer translators, PerMondo has been helping NGOs to spread their message in several languages and increase their outreach globally.

GSBTB is grateful for PerMondo’s support in translating its website and some of the communication materials.

2020

sevDesk

Period: 2020

sevDesk offers intuitive software for all accounting and financial management needs for those who are self-employed, freelancers, or for small businesses. Useful functions such as quotation and invoicing, integrated online banking, or the digitisation of receipts and automatic posting make everyday office life easier. sevDesk have generously offered GSBTB their accounting software on a pro-bono basis, to help our Finance Team better streamline their processes — thanks a lot!

Landesamt für Flüchtlingsangelegenheiten (LAF)

Period: July 2020 – November 2020

The Landesamt für Flüchtlingsangelegenheiten (LAF) started its important work on 1st of August 2016, and is the youngest government authority in Berlin. With enormously increasing numbers of refugees arriving in Berlin during the fall of 2015, the Senate decided to found the LAF to provide support and accommodation for refugees. The LAF kindly supports the Frauen- und Jugendcafé in 2020.

Buddy Bär Berlin

Period: January 2020 – December 2020

Most people in Berlin know the big Buddy Bär-bears standing around the city. Those colourful bears are not only the official symbol of Berlin – they also raise money for good causes. Every bear is made by an artist, then auctioned and sold, with donations going to projects all over the world. One of the projects Buddy Bär Berlin supports is GSBTB Open Hearts Space and its work with women and children, with a monthly donation.

 

Qatar Foundation International

Period: January 2020 – December 2020

US-based Qatar Foundation International has the goal to create meaningful connections with the Arab world through the support of cultural and education projects in the US, UK and Germany, as well as building awareness of the richness and diversity of Arabic culture and language. QFI supports our GSBTB Open Music School, Open Art Shelter and Open Language Cafe creating positive meeting points between new arrivals and local communities in Berlin.

Lotto Stiftung Berlin

Period: October 2019 – September 2021

Lotto Stiftung Berlin has been generously supporting our Open Music School, creating positive meeting points between new arrivals and local communities in Berlin, and supporting refugee and newcomer musicians in the city.

Aktion Mensch

Period: August 2019 – July 2022

Aktion Mensch has generously supported our work with refugee women and children in Berlin. Their funds have been crucial in creating safe spaces for those exposed to a new culture and life dynamics. With their help, GSBTB provides long-term and focused support for refugee families in the city.

The Global Whole Being Fund

Period:  January 2019 – January 2020

San Fransisco-based The Global Whole Being Fund is a family foundation supporting holistic work for “people on the move” globally. They aim to nourish migrants and their communities’ dignity by supporting courageous, compassionate heart-led local, national, and international programs and initiatives. We are proud to have our GSBTB Open Art Shelter as one of their few German grant partners.

PopSockets

Period: 2020

PopSockets exists to change the world for the better with innovative, magical products and community-empowered activism. Products include PopGrip, PopTop, PopWallet, PopThirst, and PopMount, all designed to increase the functionality of devices we use daily. Through their Poptivism program, PopSockets donates 50% of the sale price of custom PopGrips to selected charities. We’re proud to be a Poptivism charity partner. You can support our mission by purchasing one of our custom PopGrips.

European Commission

Period: November 2020 – June 2022

GSBTB’s communication and outreach efforts are supported by the European Commission’s DEAR Programme through the project “I am European”. Led by the Estonian NGO Mondo the multilateral project aims to have a positive impact on achieving a more open, inclusive, and peaceful culture towards migrants and refugees in Europe. Within this framework, GSBTB has been running a project called “A Europe for All, without any If and But”.

2019

Der Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband

Period: January 2019 – April 2019

Thanks to a generous grant from our umbrella association “Der Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband“, GSBTB was able to close a gap in financing for our GSBTB Open Art Shelter.

The Global Whole Being Fund

Period:  January 2019 – January 2020

San Fransisco-based The Global Whole Being Fund is a family foundation supporting holistic work for “people on the move” globally. Their aim is to nourish the dignity of migrants and their receiving communities by supporting courageous, compassionate heart-led local, national, as well as international programs and initiatives. We are proud having our GSBTB Open Art Shelter as one of their few German grant partners.

TOMS

Period:  April 2019 – April 2020

In 2019, GSBTB teamed up with the Californian shoe brand TOMS, which is regularly investing proceeds into causes such as gun control, clean water and safer births around the globe. GSBTB is super proud of being one of their first German partners.

Buddy Bär Berlin

Period: January 2017 – 2019

Most people in Berlin know the big Buddy Bär-bears standing around the city. Those colourful bears are not only the official symbol of Berlin – they also raise money for good causes. Every bear is made by an artist, then auctioned and sold, with donations going to projects all over the world. One of the projects Buddy Bär Berlin supports is GSBTB Open Art Shelter‘s work with women and children, with a monthly donation.

Krankenkasse BKK Verkehrsbau Union

Period: January 2018 – December 2019

The German Krankenkasse BKK is supporting GSBTB’s projects with different aspects of health prevention for refugee newcomers. Those themes are an integrated part of many different aspects of our work – such as swimming lessons, healthy food, weekly yoga lessons for community members and volunteers, psycho social support, meditation, walks in nature, body therapy and much more.

Demokratie Leben

Period: October 2017 – December 2019

Demokratie Leben is generously supporting our GSBTB Open City project. Here we are aiming to create concrete grassroots tools to ensure more political advocacy for migrants and refugees, making them active contributors in their cities. This creates stronger networks for participation and inclusion. Demokratie Leben is a state fund from Bundesministerium für Famillie, Senioren und Jugend.

Qatar Foundation International

Period: January 2019 – January 2020

US-based Qatar Foundation International has the goal to create meaningful connections with the Arab world through the support of cultural and education projects all over the globe, as well as building awareness of the richness and diversity of Arabic culture and language, and empowering Arabic youth to learn and develop themselves. QFI supports our GSBTB Open Music School and Open Art Shelter activities creating positive meeting points between new arrivals and local communities in Berlin.

Landesamt für Flüchtlingsangelegenheiten (LAF)

Period: September 2019 – November 2019

The Landesamt für Flüchtlingsangelegenheiten (LAF) started its important work on 1st of August 2016, and is the youngest government authority in Berlin. With enormously increasing numbers of refugees arriving in Berlin during the fall of 2015, the Senate decided to found the LAF to provide support and accommodation for refugees. The LAF has kindly supported our Sprachcafé in 2019.

Lotto Stiftung

Period: October 2019 – September 2021

Lotto Stiftung Berlin is generously supporting our Open Music School, creating positive meeting points between new arrivals and local communities in Berlin, and supporting refugee and newcomer musicians in the city.

2018

Demokratie Leben

Period: October 2017 – December 2019

Demokratie Leben is generously supporting our GSBTB Open City project. Here we are aiming to create concrete grassroots tools to ensure more political advocacy for migrants and refugees, making them active contributors in their cities. This creates stronger networks for participation and inclusion. Demokratie Leben is a state fund from Bundesministerium für Famillie, Senioren und Jugend.

The Global Whole Being Fund

Period: January 2017 – December 2018

San Fransisco-based The Global Whole Being Fund is a family foundation supporting  holistic work for “people on the move” globally. Their aim is to nourish the dignity of migrants and their receiving communities by supporting courageous, compassionate heart-led local, national, as well as international programs and initiatives. We are proud having our GSBTB Open Art Shelter as one of their few German grant partners.

Buddy Bär Berlin

Period: January 2017 – December 2018

Most people in Berlin know the big Buddy Bär-bears standing around the city. Those colourful bears are not only the official symbol of Berlin – they also raise money for good causes. Every bear is made by an artist, then auctioned and sold, with donations going to projects all over the world. One of the projects Buddy Bär Berlin supports is GSBTB Open Art Shelter‘s work with women and children, with a monthly donation.

Krankenkasse BKK Verkehrsbau Union

Period: January 2018 – December 2019

The German Krankenkasse BKK is supporting GSBTB’s projects with different aspects of health prevention for refugee newcomers. Those themes are an integrated part of many different aspects of our work – such as swimming lessons, healthy food, weekly yoga lessons for community members and volunteers, psycho social support, meditation, walks in nature, body therapy and much more.

PayPal

In 2018, we were awarded a generous donation from the Berlin PayPal​ Gives for the coordination and support of GSBTB’s 25+ weekly projects.

East Side Music Days

In 2017 and 2018 we curated one of the main stages at the big music festival East Side Music Days taking place in August at the famous Berlin Wall. There we showcased our diverse community of newcomer bands and acts that we know through our GSBTB Open Music School platform.

Brammibal's Donuts

Located in the heart of Neukölln, Brammibal’s Donuts is a beloved local enterprise which specialises in making delicious vegan donuts. This August, as part of their social involvement plan, they created a special “GSBTB donut”, the proceeds of which went to support GSBTB’s work. Creating awareness about projects while making a contribution to the local neighbourhood at its best – thanks so much!

Lush

Thank you to Lush for donating some amazingly fresh and nice-smelling cosmetic goodies to support our work and projects with women and children!

2017

Lotto Stiftung

Period: September 2016 – December 2018

Lotto Stiftung Berlin is generously supporting GSBTB’s work with training, managing and running workshops for hundreds of GSBTB volunteers and community members active in our events and 25+ projects per week. This is crucial to maintain quality and continue to develop our methods and our status as a ‘best practice’ model.

Booking.com

As a part of their Christmas donation campaign, Booking.com organised an charity gala for its hundreds of multicultural Berlin employees. A big part of the entrance fee went directly to GSBTB.

Shuttleworth Foundation

In 2017 we had the great honour to recieve a flash grant from the South African Shuttleworth Foundation – a grant that is only accessible via a recommendation through a Shuttleworth Fellow.

muxmäuschenwild

In 2017 and 2018 we had the honour of getting a big part of the entrance fees of the lovely summer and birthday-parties from our friends at the PR and marketing agency Mixmäuschenwild.

greatcontent

Thanks greatcontent for the 2017 Christmas-donation supporting our weekly German Sprachcafé!

Refuge

Period: 2017 – ongoing

Refuge aims to conduct a series of fundraising events targeted to support local homeless and refugee charities in Berlin. In 2017, GSBTB was one of the charities picked for the Refuge party at Griessmuehle, where part of the proceeds from door sales went as donations for GSBTB’s work. In 2018, Refuge and GSBTB worked together again to organise the Soli Streetfood Festival (where the GSBTB Open Kitchen also had a stall) which took place at Klunkerkranich.

2016

Anschutz Hilft e.V.

As a part of supporting refugee and newcomer musicians in Berlin, Anschutz Hilft gave us a generous donation to kick-start our GSBTB Open Music School. Thanks!

Aktion Mensch

Thanks for the support of our Open Kitchen project in 2016!

Stone Brewing Berlin

Since 2016, US craft-beer giant Stone Brewing Berlin has been donating beers to our regular events and festivals. The proceeds from these directly go back to our community work.

Immobilien Scout

Period: March 2016 – ongoing

Since over two years we have had a partnership with Immobilen Scout, that is hosting one of our bi-weekly English tutoring at their beautiful and professional HQ in Berlin.

Yellow Yoga

Yellow Yoga has supported our work with women and children by donating from their Yellow Yoga charity day as well as organising weekly teachers for our GSBTB Open Yoga classes for our volunteers and community members.

Allianz Kulturstiftung

GSBTB are happy to have had Allianz Kulturstiftung as one of the first partners of our different music projects involving newly arrived refugees within the frame of the GSBTB Open Music School.