Hypo-Kulturstiftung is a non-profit foundation of HypoVereinsbank/UniCredit Bank Munich. The foundation was established in 1983. According to its charter, its main purpose is “the non-material and material promotion of cultural projects and institutions in the fields of art, the care and preservation of cultural values and the preservation of historical monuments”.
Art and building culture
The two main areas of support are the visual arts and building culture. The Kunsthalle München is one of the most renowned exhibition halls in Germany and was opened in 1985. The variety of projects ranges from archaeology to old masters and contemporary art. The support programme in the field of fine arts includes a museum fund, grants and a scholarship.
In addition, the Hypo Cultural Foundation is also committed to building culture and the preservation of historical monuments. More than 200 private owners have already been able to enjoy the Monument Award. And as a founding member, the foundation has been supporting the “Kulturerbe Bayern” initiative since 2015 – and thus the preservation of historical architectural monuments.