The Solidarfonds Foundation has developed into a hallmark for the Ruhr and Northrhine-Westphalia. It fills the gap that our social system leaves, despite big expenditures. The successes can be seen annually: thousands of pupils, especially from financially weak families, profit from the foundation's support. Due to the Solidarfonds, many have graduated, realised an apprenticeship or have been integrated well. The collective aim: give young people chances to create perspectives for a good future and help to make it possible that no child and no youth falls behind.