• Ideas go further
    when they're
    made for good


    We support the success of entrepreneurs who offer new solutions to challenges in society

Fostering a more dynamic and inclusive marketplace

Our Made for Good program supports a robust ecosystem for socially engaged and creative enterprises whose innovative ideas and business models transform the disciplines and environments of which they are a part.

From incubators to microlenders to cultural institutions, these new approaches to enterprise that place societal benefit and cultural production at their core are driving progress for individuals, communities and the world at large.

Together, they are helping to meet the needs of the underserved, spark neighborhood revitalization, create employment opportunities and foster equity and inclusion.

Learn more about how the bank is enabling social enterprises to succeed and have impact, including through its longstanding Creative Enterprise grant program.


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Made for Good around the world

Click here to learn about Made for Good projects around the world

Program Areas

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Enabling EnterpriseEnabling Enterprise


Csr leadership incubatorCSR Leadership Incubator

Deutsche Bank’s CSR Leadership Incubator™ equips employees and emerging nonprofit leaders to strengthen organizations at the enterprise level. These training sessions reflect many years of advising employees and nonprofit partners. more

MicrofinanceMicrofinance legacy

Deutsche Bank was the first global bank to establish a socially motivated microfinance fund more than two decades ago. Our activities in the microfinance sector originated as part of the bank's overall Corporate Social Responsibility commitment. more

Preserving traditions and amplifying narratives to strengthen communities

Preserving traditions and amplifying narratives to strengthen communities

MOCA is dedicated to preserving the history, heritage and modern culture of Chinese Americans and educating communities. MOCA stands as a valued community pillar, amidst heightened racial injustices against Asian Americans. more

Unlocking talent for underserved entrepreneursUnlocking talent for underserved entrepreneurs

Accion works to catalyze equitable financial services for all entrepreneurs. Since 1991, they have invested $200 million to develop business ideas into reality. Accion builds strong foundations for underserved, yet motivated entrepreneurs. more

Joining together in philanthropic leadershipJoining together in philanthropic leadership

A partnership with DonorsChoose.org enabled employees to join forces with the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Raikes Foundation and Pearl Jam to help the student homelessness crisis. more

Empowering immigrant families and fostering neighborhood successEmpowering immigrant families and fostering neighborhood success

A Made for Good Creative Enterprise grant helped NYSCI launch its new culturally and linguistically attuned Parent University. The program helps local parents prepare their children for STEM career paths. more

New resources expand engagement with history of racial injusticeNew resources expand engagement with history of racial injustice

DBAF is proud to support Equal Justice Initiative to develop online curricula and teaching tools, to expand the reach of the new educational hubs beyond their physical sites in Montgomery, Alabama. more

New Center for Women's History fosters a more inclusive futureNew Center for Women's History fosters a more inclusive future

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation is proud to support the Center for Women's History and expand its reach. This new education and exhibition hub illuminates how women actively shaped every chapter of American history. more

Made for Good marketplace draws crowds at 60 Wall officeMade for Good marketplace draws crowds at 60 Wall office

A monthly marketplace in the lobby of Deutsche Bank's New York City headquarters brings employees a range of artisan breads from the social enterprise Hot Bread Kitchen, a Made for Good project partner. more

Women March event

Women March event

Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation celebrates the 19th Amendment centennial at the Center for Women's History. more