The Toepfer Foundation
We are anchored in Hamburg and at the same time focus on the whole of Europe. We promote art & culture, education & society, science and sustainable land use with a variety of resources, operational formats and methods: from individual scholarships and prizes to academies, think tanks and workshops. We are present in our home port, but we are also always curiously casting off our lines and setting new sails with courage.
We support and accompany outstanding, intelligent, committed individuals in various phases of their lives and thus provide impetus for social change. Linked to this is the aspiration to discover talent at the right time and to encourage people to take new steps.
We are convinced that the willingness to experiment and the courage to take risks are crucial for the future viability of society. In clearly defined thematic areas, we want to bring about changes with a model character.
We are happy to be generous hosts and make the Foundation's various locations available as a forum for meeting, discussion or reflection, as a stage or salon. In addition to the office in the Georgshof and the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichtchen, the seminar center Gut Siggen is of particular importance for the Foundation's work.