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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The University of Bern has established a new associate professorship in medicine with a complementary anthroposophic orientation. The position is located at the Institute of Complementary Medicine, a part of the university's medical department. The position is financed by the University of Bern together with partners Weleda AG, the Software AG...

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"It takes a village to raise a child" - this African proverb is taken literally in the Schloss Tempelhof community. Schloss Tempelhof, a self-governed commune located between Stuttgart and Nürnberg, has been working since 2011 to develop a school. In 2013, the first students began learning in the newly founded Schule für freie Entfaltung Schloss...

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How can learning be designed to take place in real life, and not in an artificially created learning environment? How can a farm provide a basis for such a learning environment - providing the oft-cited "village" that it takes to raise a child? Dr. Tobias Hartkemeyer has been mulling over these questions for quite some time.

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Growing old with dignity, maintaining quality of life, and remaining as independent as possible - despite dementia - is exactly the challenge being taken on by the Verein für ambulante Sozialdienste e.V., an outpatient social services organisation in Obersteinbach, a village in north-west Bavaria. The association has created an exemplary new way of...

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