The important role of Jungbunzlauer

Without the significant contribution of Jungbunzlauer, owned by the Kahane Family, we would not be able to do our work. Jungbunzlauer continues to hold its place as one of the world’s leading producers of biodegradable key ingredients of natural origin. Today, the company employs around 1400 people globally with four manufacturing plants and numerous sales offices all over the world.
Since 1991, Jungbunzlauer has donated over 42 million CHF to the Kahane Foundation through continuous contributions. 

Project funding through Jungbunzlauer

Each year, employees of Jungbunzlauer have the opportunity to nominate projects in the Jungbunzlauer communities. After a company-wide selection process, a number of these projects are subsequently submitted to our board and considered for funding from the Karl Kahane Foundation. Given the main locations of Jungbunzlauer, some of these projects take place outside of the foundation’s geographic focus areas. Projects coming through Jungbunzlauer are therefore exceptions to the KArl Kahane Foundation’s general rule of only funding projects in our regions of focus. We are proud to be able to contribute to the communities in which Jungbunzlauer operates in this way and are grateful to the Jungbunzlauer staff, without whom our work would not be possible.

JBL Projects Past and Present

Verein Behindert Besoders Anders BBA/Laa
Annual Dance Event "Movement and Reunion"AustriaSocial Welfare2016 - 2017Funding a dancing event in Hollabrunn for people with and without disabilities in order to overcome social, cultural and language barriers.
Hilfswerk NiederösterreichSupport for Children with Learning DisabilitiesAustriaEducation2017A project offering learning support for children with learning disabilities between the ages of 6 and 12 in the area of Hollabrunn.
Kindergarten ZwingendorfKindergarten Zwingendorf RenovationAustriaAccessibility2018Renovation of the Kindergarten, making it barrier-free to all students.
Verein SonnendachDay-Care Centre RenovationsAustriaAccessibility2018 - 2019Renovation and maintenance of the day care centre for the disabled in Hollabrunn.
Pfadfindergruppe LaaRenovation of the Club House of the “Pfadfindergruppe (Scouts) Laa”AustriaSocial Mobility2019Building renovations will allow the scout group of Laa to continue their activities into the future.
Verein Lebensträume (Steinbacherhof)Horse-assisted therapy and inclusive leisure-oriented offers for young persons with special needs/traumaAustriaAccessibility2021Support for families and their children with special needs, through horse-assisted therapy, impulse workshops and conversational training.
Verein SonnendachGerneral Financial Support for the OrganisationAustriaSocial Welfare2016; 2019-2021Financial support for the organisation for rennovation and maintinance work, including the renovation of the "Snoezelen" room for severely disabled children, the Day-Care Centre and the design of the community garden.
City of Port ColbornePlayground RenovationsCanadaEducation2009 - 2010Support for the renovation of a playground in the City of Port Colborne.
Lakeshore Catholic High SchoolStudent Health and PerformanceCanadaHealthcare2010 - 2011The provision of health equipment for a workout meant to improve both student health and academic performance.
Port Colborne High SchoolStudent Health and PerformanceCanadaHealthcare2012The encouragement physical activity for at-risk students to promote good health and academic performance.
Port Colborne High SchoolScholarship ProgrammeCanadaEducation2013A scholarship programme for students looking to pursue a post-secondary education.
Women's Place of South NiagaraRenovation and ModernisationCanadaSocial Welfare2014The renovation and modernisation of the women's shelter in Niagara.
McKay Public SchoolPlayground ModernisationCanadaEducation2015The modernisation of the McKay Public School playground.
POCOMARProviding Equipment to Rescue VolunteersCanadaHealthcare2016Providing new equipment and boats to POCOMAR, a group of 46 volunteers providing a rescue service on Lake Erie.
Hamilton Health Sciences FoundationPurchasing Medical Equipment for Health and Research CentreCanadaHealthcare2016Equipping patient programs with the Essentials for Excellence: ensuring that health care professionals have the essential equipment to provide excellence in patient care.
Pathstone FoundationMending Children's MindsCanadaHealthcare2017The building of a state of the art mental health facility for children in the Niagara region of eastern Canada.
Community living Port ColborneInspiring PossibilitiesCanadaSocial Welfare2017The conversion of a child care facility into an assisted living complex with six shared apartments for people with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviours.
Niagara Children's CentreChildren’s RehabilitationCanadaAccessibility2018The purchasing of a point of care ultrasound unit and financing of pool renovations for the spasticity clinic.
Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central OntarioMeals that HealCanadaAccessibility2018Expanding meal accessibility for families of seriously ill children.
Mutual SupportBedroom MakeoverCanadaAccessibility2019Refurbishing up to 21 bedrooms for children in a children’s residential program.
Niagara Foundation for Family & Children's ServicesEducation Grants for Former Youth in CareCanadaSocial Mobility2021Post-secondary education grants for former
youth in care (Crown Wards) to help them
become self-sufficient and achieve their
education and life goals.
Niagara Health FoundationEquipment FinancingCanadaAccessibility2019-2021Financial support for the organisation in purchasing medical equipment, including Spirit Beds, and a SonoSite Sll Ultrasound, as well as laptop computers for their Transition to Independent Youth Program.
Adapei Papillons Blancs AlsaceMore mobility for better integration in complete safetyFranceAccessibility2021Support in developing the independance of disabled people in the program through the purchase of two suitable transport vehicles.
Association Adele de GlaubitzAcquisition of a Dedicated Vehicle for People with DisabilitiesFranceSocial Welfare2017Helping local disabled people to become more mobile and integrated in society through the provision of a dedicated vehicle.
Association Adele de GlaubitzWorkspace redesign for inclusion of persons with disabilitiesFranceAccessibility2021Support for the organisation in financing the redesign of a factory workplace to account for persons with disabilities, thereby making the workspace inclusive.
Terre des Hommes AlsaceFurnishing of the New Solidarity ShopFranceSocial Welfare2017Providing funds for the interior design of the solidarity shop, where people with financial and social disadvantages or special needs can get clothes either for free or for minimal prices.
Association Hands and SmilesInvestment and Purchasing of a VehicleFranceAccessibility2019The purchase of a minibus with 9 seats to contribute to the organisation's mission of solving accessibility and societal inclusion issues for persons with mental and psychological disabilities.
Trisomie 21 AlsaceDevelopment of a new games library for children with Down’s SyndromeFranceAccessibility2019Additions to the future games library will promote better integration so that children with Down's Syndrome can find their places in society.
Central Institute for Mental Health (CIMH)State of the Art Time-Out Room for Mentally Ill ChildrenGermanySocial Welfare2016Funding the addition of a time-out/retreat room in a home for children suffering with mental illness in order to deescalate situations as well as to relax clients.
Das Frühchen e.V. HeidelbergSupport for families with premature born babiesGermanyAccessibility2021Support and counseling for families with premature born babies after hospital discharge with regard to feeding disorders, trauma, social law claims and networking with therapists and medics.
Elisabeth-von-Thadden-SchuleSchool without Racism - School with CourageGermanyMigration & Integration2017 - 2022Speeding up the integration process for students from other countries (especially refugees) through means of support and encouragement and helping them to realise their potential so that they may lead self-determined and fulfilling lives.
Foundation LebenspfadeLA Corona SchoolGermanySocial Mobility2021Support for the organisation as they provide coaching sessions for disadvantaged children in individual settings in cooperation with the schools of Ladenburg
Habito E.V.Gemeinschaftlich Wohnen in SchwetzingenGermanyAccessibility2018The construction of a community housing project in which eight young adults with mental and / or physical disabilities will be able to live without barriers.
Heimatbund LadenburgA Map for the Blind in the Old City of LadenburgGermanySocial Welfare2017The production of a bronze 3D map of the old city of Ladenburg, helping to make the area more accessible for the blind and visually impaired.
Ich bin ein ViernheimerGerman Courses for ImmigrantsGermanyEducation2016Promoting the successful integration of 40 refugees in the town of Viernheim with a holistic approach by sponsoring their German courses.
Kinderhospitz Sterntaler E.V.Renovation of a Parental HomeGermanySocial Mobility2019"Renovation of a building meant to serve as accommodation for parents (and siblings) of mortally ill children during stays at the
Lernmobil E.V.Supplementary German Lessons for Migrant StudentsGermanyMigration & Integration2018Offering supplementary German language courses for migrant-students with insufficient knowledge of German in order to improve chances of integration and success.
Nyitnikek Nursery SchoolOutdoor Playground ProjectHungarySocial Welfare2018Building an outdoor playground tailored to the needs of pre-schoolers at Nyitnikek nursery school.
Akogo? FoundationWe Wake Up to LifePolandHealthcare2017An intensive rehabilitation programme for patients with severe brain damage which are in states of coma, through which the chances of the patients waking up is improved.
Stiftung RheinlebenSupport for Children with Mentally Ill ParentsSwitzerlandHealthcare2016Providing the children of parents with mental difficulties with psycho social support.
Interkulturelles FoyerReplacement of Defective FacilitiesSwitzerlandSocial Welfare2016Providing a community centre in Basel with new chairs and lamps.
Universitätsspital BaselNot-Smoking is CleverSwitzerlandHealthcare2017A non-smoking campaign for Basel students between 12 and 14 years of age.
Robi Spiel AktionenEquipping the Robi-Spiel Horburg Location with ToysSwitzerlandSocial Welfare2017Providing the Robi Horburg location with new toys for Robi-Spiel-Aktionen, an initiative providing youth between 5 and 14 years of age with a supervised and safe place to play.
Stiftung für menschen in NotSchweizer TafelSwitzerlandSocial Welfare2017Support for the initiative which collects excess food from supermarkets and producers and distributes it free of cost to the needy throughout Switzerland.
Nachbarnet BaselNeighbourhood Assistance and Social CohesionSwitzerlandSocial Mobility2018Promoting an inclusive rather than exclusive existence amongst neighbours.
CrescendaVocational Training and Start-Up Centre for Migrant Women in SwitzerlandSwitzerlandMigration & Integration2018Pioneering in implementing the concept of female migrant entrepreneurship in the culinary field in Basel as well as offering these women German language courses and basic PC training.
Verein Blind JoggingIntegration through Sport for the Visually Impaired and BlindSwitzerlandAccessibility2019-2022Motivating and enabling visually impaired and blind people to participate in regular jogging trainings and in running competitions.
Stiftung RheinlebenIntegrative Jobs for the Mentally DisabledSwitzerlandAccessibility2019Generating integrative jobs for mentally disabled persons in the north-west area of Switzerland.
Sosijn VOFFurnishing of the New Care CentreThe NetherlandsAccessibility2018Furnishing of the new location for 24/7 care of severely disabled children.
Marktgemeinde GrossharrasEstablishment of a daycare facilityAustriaAccessibility2021-2022A barrier-free day care facility for children aged 1 to 6 years is to be installed, meeting a very important concern of municipality and parents alike.
NÖ ÖKO-Mittelschule HaugsdorfInstallation of a stairliftAustriaAccessibility 2022As classrooms are located on the upper floors, the project "Installation of Stair Lift" came into being. This enables children with special needs to attend school close to the centre of their lives and thus also to promote integration.
Global Citizens Care For Underprivileged And Refugee EmpowermentAcademic Mentoring ProgramCanadaMigration / Inclusion and Social Mobility2022-2023Empowerment Squared’s Academic Mentoring Program is a culturally relevant system level initiative designed to improve learning outcomes for racialized and newcomer youth.
Meals On Wheels Port ColborneUnbudgeted Capital Expenses/UpgradesCanadaAccessibility 2022The non-profit charitable organization provides hot and frozen meals to those in the community at nutritional risk due to age/living with a chronic health condition &/or disability/convalescence from an illness/or needing support as a caregiver.
Frauenhaus Speyer E.VRealization of a new women's shelterGermanySocial Mobility2022Support for the construction of a needs-oriented larger women's shelter with several places for women and children affected by domestic violence from Speyer and the surrounding area.
ASF MulhouseDiscovery of nature and the heart of the forest for people with disabilitiesFranceAccessibility 2022The project consists of creating an "electric all-terrain wheelchair" pole and to acquire hybrid all-terrain wheelchairs, with electric assistance to allow people with reduced mobility to discover nature
independently and ecologically.
Fondation Le RefugeImplementation of social assistance for young LGBTQI+ adults in situation of social breakdownFranceSocial Mobility2022-2023The Refuge provides accommodation and support for young LGBT+ people, aged 14 to 25, who have been rejected by their parents, driven out of the family home, because they are homosexual or trans and/or questioning their identity.
Association Voisins d'ailleurs Ferrette (VDA)Singular and PluralFranceMigration / Inclusion2022-2024The project focuses on assisting the 80+ asylum seekers in the "Adoma de Ferrette" reception centre. Most of them suffer from a high psychological stress due to their history and their precarious status.

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