Our responsibility for the next generation does not end with their graduation. After all, this is only the beginning of the educational biography. However, on our travels to developing countries, we have seen far too often how young adults are left alone after school. Disoriented.

It is a matter close to our hearts to give these people a perspective and to get them on their professional path in the hospitality industry. The diverse job profiles of the industry open up opportunities at all career levels. The internationality of the travel industry also creates points of contact with cultures from all over the world and contributes to greater tolerance and international understanding. That is why we also make sure that sustainable tourism is being taught.

In order to live up to this responsibility, a functioning foundation is essential. That is why we see it as our task not only to support individuals, but also to bring the teaching and research in the hotel, gastronomy and tourism sectors forward.

In particular, we would like to strengthen countries in which tourism creates many jobs, but where there is a lack of funds for solid vocational training.

We currently have projects in sub-Saharan Africa, on the Cape Verde Islands and in Germany.

“Everybody deserves a perspective in life. A motive to grow beyond yourself.”

Manfred Friedrich • Chairman of the Board of Trustees


Our work is rooted in our personal identification and solidarity with the tasks and goals of the Friedrich Hospitality Foundation. Values are not empty phrases for us. They are the principles by which we align our lives – carefully and consistently. Therefore, we pay close attention to the adherence to these values – by our employees, supporters and promoted alike.

Based on our mission and our values, we have formulated principles to which we commit ourselves. The ultimate goal is to maintain our common attitude at all levels and at all times, and to fill our mission with life. Our guiding principles accompany us in our daily work and should serve as an orientation for action.

We take responsibility for the future of our society and our environment.

We behave reliably and loyally.

We only pass on information that is true to the best of our knowledge and belief.

We respect the free opinion and attitude of others – regardless of religious, ideological or political beliefs.

We treat each other fairly.

We respect the dignity of the individual.

We are committed to the common good.

We speak out clearly against misanthropic, racist or other discriminatory ideas.

We maintain an unbiased attitude.

We are proactive in planning and acting in terms of economy, ecology and social responsibility.

“Trust is something you deserve – simply by keeping what you promise.”

Manfred Friedrich • Chairman of the Board of Trustees


Most of our funds come from private funds and cooperation partners. State subsidies are only minor. This will keep our political independence. Each individual contribution from private individuals and companies is therefore extremely valuable to us – every small donation is followed by a big impact!

Your contribution is also a great vote of confidence for us, which we greatly appreciate. We take the associated responsibility very seriously and commit ourselves to a careful, safe and meaningful handling of the funding.

The social vulnerability of people and the appropriateness of projects are checked before acceptance under strict conditions, so that our help actually reaches those who need it. Its own internal controlling monitors the use of funds and the selection of the projects. A project report will be prepared at least every six months via already existing funded projects. Only after thorough review of these reports will further funding be made available to continue the project. In addition, each year we undergo a voluntary audit by an independent auditor and disclose our donations and their use in the annual report.

You should always know where your subsidy is going and how the projects are going. We keep you up to date with updates!

Help and donate now!


Many people rely on us: people who can build a better future with our help, and people who make it possible for us by providing funding. Everyone has a right to know who benefits, how they are shared and used. They rely on sustainable use and an impact that lasts. We are very proud of the trust placed in us and treasure it.

For this reason, transparency, efficient spending and the lowest possible administrative costs are our top priorities. In addition to the above-mentioned testing mechanisms, we keep in constant contact with our project partners and fellows in order to stay up-to-date. In this way, we can also react in the short term and make informed decisions. The proximity to the persons involved is particularly important to us, because only then can we be sure that our work arrives and works. In discussions with affected persons, co-operation partners, politics, economy and natives we find out, which needs are present and which concrete goals can be implemented. We also go hand in hand with other nonprofit organizations to create synergies. That is why our contact persons are always available to answer questions directly and without any hierarchical hurdles.

  • Careful selection of funding projects

  • Regular and detailed review of ongoing support projects

  • Very low administrative costs

  • Annual strict control by independent bodies

  • Clear internal structures and responsibilities

  • Accessible contact persons without hierarchical hurdles for questions

  • Administration personally on site



Our executive board leads the non-profit organization in the sense of our mission and determines the organizational structure. As the decision-maker, it defines the strategy, selects funding projects, manages the assets and approves the budget. It is also responsible for the preparation of the annual report and financial statements and receives the reports of the independent auditor. In addition, the executive board represents the non-profit organisation externally.

Michael Friedrich is the founder and managing director of the Friedrich Hospitality Foundation. In this function, he ensures that the mission and purpose of the non-profit organization are always adhered to. As a hotelier with heart and soul and as a successful entrepreneur, he has all the prerequisites to manage the Friedrich Hospitality Foundation professionally and efficiently. At the same time, he always retains the humanity that characterizes hospitality and drives our non-profit organization.

Michael Friedrich
Michael FriedrichManaging Director
Christina Friedrich
Christina FriedrichMember of the Executive Board
Martin Pleiss
Martin PleissMember of the Executive Board


Behind our non-profit organization there are many other people who live the hospitality and want to lay the foundation for a better future through their commitment to the Friedrich Hospitality Foundation. To make it easier for you to find the right contact person, we present a part of our administrative team here.

Charline Hesker
Charline HeskerHead of Social Engagement
Hannah Grüter
Hannah GrüterHead of Social Engagement
David Caspar
David CasparWebdesign & amp; Web development
Caroline Nguyen
Caroline NguyenHead of Public Relations


It’s easy to help. Just get in touch with us. Now is the best time for it! Help shape the future!