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Announcing Our 2018 Welcoming Communities!


2018 marks the third year of the Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange, a program that brings together US and German community leaders to share strategies for welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees.

Welcome to the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America!

The Heinrich Böll Foundation North America is the Washington, DC office of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, a political foundation affiliated with the German Green Party. The foundation acts as a catalyst for green visions and projects, a think tank for policy reform, and an international network.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America promotes policy reform and political dialogue in our program areas through publications, public seminars, conferences, workshops, study tours and visitor programs. We seek to advance democracy and human rights, protect the environment and climate, and promote the peaceful resolution of conflicts. We also place particular emphasis on gender democracy, meaning social emancipation and equal rights for women and LGBTI communities. 

Contracts for Sustainable Infrastructure


Infrastructure is essential to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and to the success of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Our partner IISD presents why governments must invest in sustainable infrastructure and how they can integrate sustainability into infrastructure contracts.

The Transatlantic Media Fellowships support well-researched transatlantic journalism. Each year, the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America sponsors a select number of journalists from the US and Europe for an independent, five-day, transatlantic trip to research stories relevant to the foundation’s work on climate and energy policy, democracy and social policy, or foreign and security policy.

Visit our 2018 call for applications