Social responsibility

Marga and Walter Boll Foundation

The Marga and Walter Boll Foundation , founded in 1995, is a non-profit, legally independent foundation under private law based in Kerpen. The founder, Marga Boll, endowed it with shares in Boll & Kirch Filterbau GmbH. As a classic corporate investment foundation, it receives an annual share of the distributed company profits for use in accordance with its statutes.

Versatile support

Since 1995, the Boll Foundation has been dedicated to the promotion of science and research, with a focus on basic and applied medical research. It also supports social projects and institutions in the region of Kerpen, Rhein-Erft-Kreis and Cologne.

In doing so, the foundation focuses on the well-being of people. The foundation relies on its professional know-how and on good partnerships with the sponsors and representatives of the projects and institutions. Scientific research projects and social projects must be in line with the purpose of the foundation in order to receive financial support. The selection will be done according to the competence of the project partners and sponsors.

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Promotion of science & research

Promotion of basic and applied research especially in the fields of:

  • Technical sciences
  • Economic and social sciences
  • Medical and health sciences, pediatrics
  • Biological and natural sciences

Promotion of social projects & purposes

Promotion in the following areas:

  • Health care
  • Child and youth related facilities and projects
  • Family-related facilities and projects
  • Senior-related facilities and projects
  • Education and training support

Real estate for social purposes

The Marga and Walter Boll Foundation supports the region not only through financial aid, but also by providing real estate used for social projects.

Haus der Familie

As the building owner, the foundation built the Haus der Familie in 2017. This house was designed for people in Kerpen as a central umbrella for counseling centers of youth welfare. Families in different life situations receive help and support here through information, counseling and educational services.

Daycare center

In order to help children in the Kerpen community and relieve parents, the Marga and Walter Boll Foundation has acquired a suitable plot of land from the city of Kerpen and has realized the construction of the 8-room daycare center there in the immediate vicinity of the globally active company Boll & Kirch Filterbau GmbH and the foundation's headquarters. The city of Kerpen, together with the non-profit and experienced sponsor Johanniter Unfall-Hilfe e.V., can thus offer daycare places for families with care needs in large numbers. Since August 2019, around 130 children have been at the Kita Bollerbü. There, the children have the opportunity to eat healthy and regional food and to let off steam in the diverse areas.

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