We attach great importance to the partnership and regular cooperation with our partner organizations.

As a rule, we seek direct contact with the partner organizations from the submission of the application to the impact evaluation.

We enter into a written agreement with all project partners, which regulates the modalities of funding and reporting.

We are looking foreward to receive applications that meet the funding goals of the Palatin Foundation.

Application submission

We communicate with the applicants in German and English.

The applications are examined in a two-stage procedure.

‣ Click here to access the submission platform for applications

Postal requests will not be answered.

As soon as we have checked your request, you will hear from us again. Unfortunately, we may have to reject your request. If this is not the case, we will require further documents on the project from you in electronic form. In general, these are the following:

  • Information on the organisation and project partners
  • Project description (maximum 5 pages). This contains the description of:
    • Initial situation,
    • special needs for the target group and/or in the target region,
    • Aims of the project
    • Planning and implementation
    • Quality assurance
    • Budget and financing plan
  • Information on other applications and/or financial contributions from foundations and government agencies
  • Annual reports of the last two years (if no new project)
  • PR material (if available)

Especially in the case of cost-intensive or complex projects, we will contact you.

Evaluation criteria

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Completeness of the application

The application is only submitted to the entire Foundation Board for a decision when the required information is available and open questions have been answered. It is possible that we would like to discuss this with you in advance.

Conformity with target groups

In principle, only projects that clearly benefit children, young people and young adults will be considered.


The Palatin Foundation only supports projects for which there is a special need. This need usually arises from the fact that

  • the public and private financial support for those affected is insufficient or non-existent, and/or
  • children, adolescents or young adults are clearly disadvantaged in their chances or run the risk of becoming so. These can include children and young people who live in poor circumstances, are in a difficult family situation, have limited access to education, are ill or disabled. Other forms that we do not mention here are possible.


It is a matter of concern to us that the projects try to generate sustainable benefits for the target group and/or are oriented towards the long term.


We consider it important that the quality assurance and development of the projects is guaranteed.


Projects should be creative, innovative, well thought-out and/or solution-oriented in approach. We check that there are no parallel structures to the project that could compete with each other.

Overall impression

Finally, we draw a conclusion and include considerations that are relevant irrespective of the evaluation criteria.