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.


Portrait photo of Georg Seifert

The recently-published book „Von Anfang an gesund“ („Healthy from the Start“) informs parents how they can naturally strengthen their child’s healing powers. One of the authors is Prof. Dr. med. Georg Seifert, holder of a SAGST endowed chair for integrative medicine at the Berliner Charité hospital.


Main building of the neighborhood farm

People from around 60 different countries live in the Sahlkamp neighborhood of Hannover, which has the highest population of children in the city. About half of the residents have a migrant background. In this inner-city area, a neighborhood farm has been in operation since 1992. Its goal: city development through integrated work with children and young people as well as a close network between parents, local educational establishments, and youth aid organizations. 


Photo of the Earthship at Tempelhof community

How self-sufficiently do we want to live? How CO2-neutral can our lives become? How do we construct eco-friendly buildings that protect our resources? Five years ago, questions like these were the impetus for the Schloss Tempelhof community to construct the first Earthship in Germany.


Heydenmuehlen Team says "thank you" for the fundraising campaign with a group photo

Since 2005, the Echo media group has organized a major annual donation drive. In 2019/2020, the collected donations will benefit five multi-generation projects in South Hessen. The supported organizations include an intergenerational café in Darmstadt, a residential facility for the disabled in Otzberg, programs for seniors in Büttelborn and Oberzent, and the civic foundation of Heppenheim.


Children who think in images being taught on a Demeter farm

A number of projects of Software AG Stiftung have been concerned with the phenomenon of those people sometimes referred to as the “people who think in images”. A recent large-scale investigation conducted by the University of Hamburg provides further insight into the special way that this fine body of people perceive the world. Software AG Stiftung has, through said investigation, been put in a position to provide targeted financial support.