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.

The AtemReich children's home is a care facility for children and teens with serious breathing difficulties who need intensive care or artificial respiration. (AtemReich means “breath-rich”). The residents are up to 18 years of age. AtemReich offers children a family-like home where they are cared for by a team of trained doctors, caregivers, educators, and therapists. Emergency care is optimally secured by a 24-hour hotline to an adjacent children's hospital, the Dritter Orden Clinic.

In the diverse cultural landscape of Western Pomerania in north-west Poland, the village project Juchowo-Radacz-Kądzielnia was organized in 2001 by the Stanisław Karlowski Foundation. There, a number of families from Central and Western Europe, with a great deal of pioneer spirit and competence, worked together with Polish workers to build a farm which operates according to the principles of biodynamic farming.

In Germany, educational success and cultural and social participation remain closely tied to background and origin. Developmental opportunities for children and teens vary widely; often, poverty and a lack of resources result in limited opportunities for participation. This is where the theatre laboratory in Bielefeld, with its project “My World - Our World - Bielefeld”, comes into play. It is primarily aimed at disadvantaged children and youth from Bielefeld, both with and without disabilities.

The University of Witten-Herdecke is the first private, state-recognized university in Germany. The university is founded on the conviction that education should be free and autonomous - an ideal that the university's founders considered to be insufficiently implemented at the state universities in the late 1970s and which they decided to realize independently. In 1982 the university received state recognition.

Among national and international wine growers, an interesting development has taken place in recent years. Numerous wineries, including many that specialise in the production of premium wines, are transitioning from conventional to biodynamic wine growing. Over the course of time, it has become clear that biodynamic methods have a very positive impact on wine quality.