The projects we support
are our windows onto the world.

The projects we support
are our windows onto the world.

What We Support

Project Insights

The goal of our public relations work is to make our current activities and exemplary projects more visible. That’s why the people and initiatives that we support take center stage, both in our print publications and on our website. Lighthouse projects both large and small are given a special place.

Here, we provide short updates that reveal current happenings among our projects. In addition, we present in-depth reports and interviews that create a vivid picture of the initiatives that our foundation is privileged to enable and support.

To make this possible, our public relations team visits many of the projects together with the responsible project managers and gets to know the organizations and people on location.

We hope that these reports, in text and image, help to orient engaged individuals regarding possible support from the Software AG Foundation (SAGST) – and encourage them to tread new paths.

Dr. Katrin Grüber

In a project set up for two years, the Berlin-based Institute for Humanity, Ethics and Science (IMEW) has focused on men and women with complex cognitive and/or physical limitations and investigated to what extent the needs of these people in everyday life are being given consideration. In the interview, Dr. Katrin Grüber, Head of the IMEW, talks about the principal findings that have come to light from the investigation, published in May 2021.

Mit Smileys bemalte Kinderhände

Children and young people need safe havens, where they can feel at home as well as develop in a protected and healthy way. The association Violetta e. V. is committed to the cause of children being raised free of physical harm and discrimination. The specialist counseling center has, for over 30 years, been dedicated to protecting minors and young adults from sexualized violence. In that respect, in the context of a three-year project it is placing a particular focus on impaired boys and girls.


Development work is under way at the Friedrichshulde Support Center just west of Hamburg that carries on tradition: A number of residential groups will be housed in a contemporary and homely style in five new accessible buildings that have been erected. SAGST is helping to acquire new furnishings.

Jan Schweinsberg

The state aid agency Blaufeuer advises public and independent professionals in Saxony on sexual border violations by children, adolescents and adolescents. In the interview, graduate psychologist Jan Schweinsberg speaks about the educational and therapeutic work with juvenile perpetrators and how important it is to support girls and boys in learning borderline behaviors.

Mentor und Mentee auf dem Feld

Support for organic farmers in northern Germany is provided by the organic farming mentoring network Mentoren-Netzwerk Ökolandbau. Financed by SAGST, not only does this offer place experienced colleagues at the disposal of young managers, but it also provides advice to those responsible in special situations, such as a transfer of operations.