Funding Priorities of our Foundation
We support projects, research projects and educational institutions that focus on self-education and thus create conditions that enable children and young people to learn and live in a sustainable and self-determined manner according to our vision.
Specifically, we support:
- Educational projects (e.g., after-school educational programs) and educational institutions that focus on self-determined and self-organized education,
- Social, ecological and charitable projects (e.g. district projects, cultural centers, leisure activities) that enable and support children to developfreely and in a self-determined manner and to participate in society,
- Ecological, educational and social projects (e.g. independent agriculture and electricity/water supply, school and vocational training, street children projects) in regions and countries affected by poverty, disadvantage and lack of development prospects,
- Studies and research projects related to self-determined and self-organized education (e.g. scientific accompanying research of pedagogical institutions, studies in developmental psychology or investigations of pedagogical concepts and methods),
- Educational and public relations work to promote and disseminate the idea of self-determined education (e.g. further training of pedagogical staff, information events for parents and interested parties).
The project sponsors must be recognized as non-profit in Germany or apply for non-profit status.
In General, one or more of the following principles should be included in these projects:
- Sustainable, self-determined or self-organized learning
- Principle of democracy and children’s rights
- Ethnic and religious diversity
- Equal rights for people of all gender identities
- Future perspectives in disadvantaged regions
- Ecological future of the earth