Elite Sport (DFL Foundation)

Alongside its commitment to “growing up healthy and active” and the “integration and participation” of children and young people in Germany, the DFL Foundation promotes success in elite sport.

As a part of German professional football, the DFL Foundation acts in solidarity with the German sporting family. Over more than ten years, the DFL Foundation has supported around 550 athletes via German Sports Aid. The core of the partnership is Youth Elite funding, which provides direct financial support for up to 250 talented athletes from Olympic and Paralympic disciplines as well as deaf sports. 

In addition to financial support, far-reaching publicity campaigns and events help the athletes to gain public attention. Following on from days of action in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 in 2009, 2010 and 2011, the DFL Foundation draws attention to athletes from other sports in the context of the Supercup.