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 his company shares to the foundation.

Since its founding, SAGST has been using the profits on more than 1.2 billion euros in foundation assets to support projects organized by independent charitable organizations in Europe and Brazil that directly and exclusively serve the common good.

SAGST supports initiatives not only in the areas of Education, Children and Youth, Disability Care and Elder Care but also in Anthroposophical Medicine as well as scientific and practically-oriented projects in Nature and Agriculture.

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

With its youth program LÄUFT?!, the organization WERKstattSCHULE focuses on youth ages 15-25 who have fallen through the system. The goal of the project is to provide them with much-needed security and educational opportunities.


PROJECT GALLERY

With its youth program LÄUFT?!, the organization WERKstattSCHULE focuses on youth ages 15-25 who have fallen through the system. The goal of the project is to provide them with much-needed security and educational opportunities.


The production chain of industrially produced foodstuffs is long, and for consumers often nontransparent. Very few people are aware that package foods may be subjected to x-ray quality control, which producers and retailers are not obligated to explicitly declare. This might be a mistake, as Dr. Uwe Geier explains in this interview.


At ACT e.V., young people learn how to direct their own lives. Recognition, communication, and participation as well as a common project goal play a central role in this educational initiative.


In Thüringen, independent schools are at a financial disadvantage: these are the results of a new study from the Institute for Structural Politics and Economic Promotion in Halle. The study is based on an examination and comparison of school-reform related costs between public and independent schools.


The TUSCH partnership project generates valuable impulses for a new culture of teaching and learning, as well as lively theatrical developments. Independent theater troupes are partnering with schools in Darmstadt to bring various productions to the stage.


The “Learning Paths” project at the Care Education Center in the Filderklinik aims at an even better integration of theoretical and practical training for caregivers – and emphasizes competence-oriented collaboration and individual learning.


Further Projects