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Institutional Donors & Corporate Sponsors

The AAF is fortunate to have both public and private donors as well as funding from foundations with similar goals.

Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

One of the major donors for the AAF’s medical programs is the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.

Education, Science and Research are essential to social and economic development. The ministry’s mission is to create a positive environment in which education as well as science and research can flourish and provide a platform for students, teachers, researchers and all those involved in it to communicate with each other.


The Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations/Soros Foundation has jointly funded the AAF’s Salzburg Medical Seminars with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy since its inception in 1993. In addition to providing funds, OSF provided a key service with their local in-country coordinators vetting all the applications to our programs. This ensured that only qualified bona fide physicians received fellowships. They also provided crucial assistance in the early years with visa and travel support.

Over the years, our relationship with OSF has evolved and we organize a number of pubic health seminars for OSF at Schloss Arenberg, providing infrastructure and logistical support.



The Viennese Hospital Association (KAV)

The Viennese Hospital Association (VHA) with 13 hospitals and 11 geriatric centers in Vienna, is one of the largest healthcare providers in Europe. The VHA provides mentored training opportunities to physicians from the AAF’s programs. In addition it also provides room and board.


The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
The Max Kade Foundation

The foundation was endowed by Dr. Max Kade (1882-1967), a German who immigrated to New York in 1907. After a successful career as a pharmaceutical researcher and entrepreneur, creating the cough syrup Robitussin, Dr. Kade turned toward philanthropy.

The Max Kade Foundation promotes the study of Science and the German language and co-funds the Max Kade Clinical Clerkships of the American Austrian Foundation for 4th year medical students to study in Austria or the United States.

The Regional Government of Salzburg

The Regional Government of Salzburg is the highest executive institution in the province, responsible for all areas of local government and provides some funding for the AAF programs, the majority of which are based in Salzburg.


City Government of Vienna

The Vienna City Magistrate defines itself as a modern, efficient and customer-service orientated organisation which contributes significantly to ensuring that day-to-day life in the city runs smoothly. This involves a wide range of responsibilities - from drinking water supply to garbage collection, from kindergardens to schools, from the ambulance services to the fire brigade.


The city administration's success can be seen in Mercer's annual ranking of cities across the world, with Vienna consistently scoring top marks for quality of life.

The Regional Government of Styria
European Association of Urology (EAU)
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH)
Andlinger Family Foundation

Andlinger Family Foundation

The Leir Foundation

The Leir Foundation

Haimoff Foundation

Haimoff Foundation

Corporate Sponsors

Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation

As the world's leading medical technology company, The Medtronic Foundation focuses its grants on improving the health of people with chronic diseases, educating future generations of scientific innovators, and enhancing the communities where Medtronic employees live and work.

Medtronic is actively involved in the Salzburg Medical Seminars program in Cardiology as well as in the Satellite Symposia and Observership programs, providing financial and technical support.


Austrian Airlines (AUA)

Since 1993, Austrian Airlines has supported The AAF with discounted airtravel for individuals involved in programs of the Foundation.


UniCredit Group

In 2005, UniCredit merged with the German group HVB, which was formed in 1998 by merging two Bavarian banks: Bayerische Vereinsbank and Bayerische Hypotheken-und Wechsel-Bank, resulting in a single, major European bank. Integration with the HVB Group, reinforced by the merger with Bank Austria Creditanstalt in 2000 and its territorial establishment in many areas of the new Europe, enabled further growth for UniCredit Group, thus building on its own European vocation. Bank Austria Creditanstalt is Austria's largest banking group.

Bank Austria Creditanstalt, part of UniCredit Group since 1991, has generously provided AAF with office space since 1990.



Leaders in the Medtech arena, Siemens supports a Cardiac Imaging Seminar annually.


Raiffeisen Bank Albania, Raiffeisen Bank Russia, Raiffeisen Bank Serbia

Raiffeisen Bank Albania

Raiffeisen Bank Russia

Raiffeisen Bank Serbia


Since 1994 PremiQaMed (previously Humanomed) has provided substantial in-kind support for a variety of our medical exchange programs.