• Maintaining nature long-term
    as the livelihood
    of future generations.

  • Education is unimaginable
    without interpersonal encounter.

  • Strengthening children and youth
    in their individuality
    and development potential.

  • Putting personal encounters
    front and center.

  • Valuing human beings
    in all their dimensions.

  • Maintaining nature long-term
    as the livelihood
    of future generations.

  • Education is unimaginable
    without interpersonal encounter.

  • Strengthening children and youth
    in their individuality
    and development potential.

  • Putting personal encounters
    front and center.

  • Valuing human beings
    in all their dimensions.

THE SOFTWARE AG FOUNDATION

The Software AG Foundation (SAGST) is an independent charitable foundation under German civil law with headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. We are not a corporate foundation; rather, the foundation is the principal shareholder in the Software AG company, also located in the research town of Darmstadt. The founder of both, the company and the foundation, is Dr. h. c. Peter Schnell, who in the 1990s transferred all company shares to the foundation.

Since its founding, SAGST has been using the profits on around 1.4 billion euros in foundation assets to support projects organized by independent charitable organizations that directly and exclusively serve the common good. SAGST supports initiatives not only in the areas of Education, Children and Youth, Assistance for the Elderly and Individuals with Disabilitiese but also in Anthroposophical Medicine as well as scientific and practically-oriented projects in Nature and Agriculture. Our funding focuses on Germany and Europe. Together with the MAHLE FOUNDATION we are also involved in Brazil.

In total, we co-enable an average of about 250 projects per year that create healing social impulses for the (further) development of people and society. SAGST ranks among the largest foundations in Germany, measured both in terms of assets and total grant making to further its goals


SHOWCASE

Jüngere Frau unterstützt ältere Frau

For years, DemenzForum Darmstadt has been providing information about living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses, as well as assistance with many practical questions. The association wants to build on this important work with the planned “Memory-Haus” in Darmstadt’s Martinsviertel.


PROJECT GALLERY

Fisch geernter Mangold

It is obvious that the quality of our food is related to the way it is produced. In his recently published book “A Biodynamic Guide to Food Quality”, the Danish scientist Dr Jens-Otto Anderson shows the contribution biodynamic agriculture can make in this context.


Ältere Dame beim Teigrühren

Does your grandma bake the best cakes and your grandpa know how to repair a broken lamp? Such valuable competencies are to be consciously integrated in the planned baking workshop and new repair café in the Postsiedlung neighbourhood in Darmstadt. Now the expansion of the former bakery into a meeting centre can begin.


Kinder beim Spielen auf dem Osterhof

The new building for the home school of the Osterhof therapy centre near Baiersbronn is in its final phase – the children who have found a temporary home here in the Black Forest will probably be able to start using the new classrooms and the spacious schoolyard playground in summer 2022.


Beratungsgespräch

Advice and support, sponsorships, tutoring and cultural youth work: The IKJA association, which emerged from an international student initiative, helps refugee youth and families on many levels.


Fleißige Hände: Vorbereitung von Hornmist

The Free International Field School for Biodynamic Agriculture provides advice and development support for Demeter agriculture. It relies on self-empowerment and regionally adapted structures to promote this particularly compatible form of organic agriculture worldwide.


Tasse Kaffe mit Herzschaum und Lesebrille

Get out of your home, meet people, enjoy a cup of coffee together: The new Sempers meeting centre in the Wolfsanger district of Kassel offers seniors a welcome change in their sometimes lonely everyday lives.


Further Projects