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.

Angehende ÄrztInnen bei der Patientenbesprechung

What does anthroposophic medicine entail? Clear answers to this question are provided in the recently released documentary entitled “Die Kunst des Heilens” (The Art of Healing), which presents various fields of work in this integrative extension of conventional medicine. Another topic is fuelling the talent pipeline – such as at Witten/Herdecke University, where students can learn more about anthroposophic perspectives in the course of their regular medical studies.

Zwei Menschen mit und ohne Assistenzbedarf auf Augenhöhe

What basic and specific skills do specialists working with severely disabled people need? How can quality be increased and ensured in the relevant places of work or educational organisations? A research project offers valuable impulses for training and continuing education.

Jugendliche mit Assistenzbedarf Arm in Arm

More creative freedom and more case-specific support for people requiring assistance, yet more bureaucracy, with quite a few unresolved questions pending: Benjamin Andrae, a Board Member of the Anthropoi Federation, explains, in an interview, the state of affairs in matters relating to the Federal Participation Act. He comments that, for institutions of the anthroposophical social care system, the present reforms opened up development prospects, which may lead to a new quality in community...

Waldorfschüler lernen von ihrem Lehrer den Umgang mit Hörfunktechnik

How do children and young people learn to use media with confidence? And what can kindergartens and schools do to introduce them to different media appropriate for their age – analogue as well as digital? A current research project at the Alanus University is pursuing these issues in the context of progressive educational institutions. The initial results were published in an interim report at the end of 2020.

Helping hands: carer looks after old woman with walking stick

The important issue of dementia was the focus of the current “Echo hilft!” charitable initiative from the Darmstädter Echo regional newspaper. In addition to the five main projects, four other initiatives can look forward to financial support this time. SAGST has provided a special fund of €10,000 for this. A total of €261,634.77 were raised for dementia projects in southern Hessen.