In many German cities children with a “Migrationshintergrund”, in other words those with an immigrant background, make up 50% of most classrooms. Evidence, such as the latest PISA study, tells us time and again that our school systems are often failing to graduate this part of the population, let alone prepare them for jobs. It is a daunting challenge that will shape German society for years to come. However, integrating such a diverse set of cultures and skills into the fabric of our society is also a wonderful opportunity. The question is, can philanthropy, with its limited resources, play a role in unlocking opportunities for these children and their families?