I am very pleased to welcome you to the Arne Friedrich Foundation (AFS) website. During my time playing profession soccer I often thought about how I could actively work for the common good. Now that moment has arrived. AFS will focus primarily on health, education and integration. The focus of our work will be children and youth. Our goal is to use our resources well so as to help as many children possible to lead a better life. We plan to do this by sponsoring projects with clear objectives and broad-based support in the community.

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Foundation’s Mission

  • AFS (Arne Friedrich Foundation) is a charitable foundation with its official headquarters in Herford under the administration of “Our hearts beat here- Foundation for the citizens in the district of Herford”. Our operational headquarters are in Berlin.

  • Foundation’s Mission: health, education, sports, and social integration of refugees.

Foundation Statutes



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