Sustaining the natural world as the vital livelihood of future generations.

We support initiatives that generate new, socially relevant findings.

We need new ways to include the elderly in our daily lives.

Every person has a purpose in life and a place in the world.

Strengthening children and teens in their unique development potential.

Personal development results in changes that last for a lifetime.

By making grants, we help people to help themselves.

The act of giving requires us to commit our very hearts to the future of a project and to a group of people.

Setting tangible examples for the future of our world.

Personal contact with the people engaged in a project is crucial for us.

We help our project partners to realise their initiatives responsibly, for the well-being of others and of our society as a whole.


The Software AG Foundation

  • helps independent organisations and initiatives to obtain the necessary funding to carry out their plans.

  • provides funding in a measured and targeted way, because it believes that disproportionate donations can threaten a project's social impetus.
  • supports projects that put meaningful ideas into action, that directly improve the well-being of our communities and that set examples for the future.
  • focuses on addressing socially relevant issues.

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Since 2001, the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture has annually recognized three agricultural companies for implementing new ideas and contributing to the future of organic agriculture. In 2018, one of the farms was Dottenfelderhof in Bad Vilbel, Germany.

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Artist and project manager Christoph Teixeira speaks in an interview about the Software AG Foundation's new logo, his artistic strategy, and the intended effect of the new colors and forms.

read more „Warm Colors and...”

It's more than a law of physics that "like attracts like": countless scientific studies have demonstrated that people are more likely to trust and cooperate with those who are most like them. This principle forms the basis of peer counselling.

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Bare walls, grey linoleum floors, neon lighting – the intensive care station is not the kind of place where children and adolescents can develop in age-appropriate ways. Yet some children have to spend a majority of their lives in such an environment because they rely on constant mechanical respiration. The Luftikus organization was founded with...

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At the end of the primary school years, most students in Germany face an important decision: the choice of which type of school to attend next. This decision often determines the type of degree they obtain and thus the further educational journey of the child. A pilot project in Mannheim supported by the Software AG Foundation offered support and...

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