Development area

Social commitment

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A central element of our work in the area of social commitment is supporting disadvantaged persons living on the fringes of society such as convicts, the homeless, prostitutes and people with addictions.

Haus Arche

Haus Arche (The Ark) opened its doors in 1981 as a mixed residential and non-residential facility for former prisoners who are transitioning back into society after being released from prison. The facility offers seven studio apartments. All of the residential units are furnished and have a fully equipped kitchen. The house was acquired by the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung in 2017. The stay at Haus Arche is intended to help residents regain the ability to assume responsibility for their own lives, conscientiously manage the living units entrusted to their care, use their financial resources sensibly and cope with the problems that arise in everyday life. To ensure that they have the means to earn a living, help is made available to the residents of Haus Arche during their job search, the application process and while preparing for job interviews.

eva’s Tisch

The people who come to eva’s Tisch are people who do not have enough money to live on or who have no place to live. And what all of these people who live on the fringes of society find out when they come here: just how important they are. No one who wants to eat here has to show proof of their financial situation. All are welcome to come and just be themselves. Located at the center of Stuttgart, eva’s Tisch has many patrons. It is run by the Evangelische Gesellschaft Stuttgart, a social welfare organization of the Protestant church.

Off Road Kids Foundation

We congratulate the Off Road Kids Stiftung on its 30th birthday and on more than 10,000 street children and homeless young people in Germany to whom the street workers have provided a new roof over their heads. The requests for help have become more diverse and now come primarily via the Internet. With, the Off Road Kids Stiftung operates the only nationwide online help service in addition to its streetwork stations. This year alone, the foundation expects 6,000 calls for help from young people - 1,000 more than last year.

Submit a funding request

We are open to ideas for new projects, particularly if the outcome is relevant to more than one of our funding areas or if the project makes content accessible to new target groups.

Please contact us by phone
before submitting an application at
+49 7042 2607 004

Your application must include the following information:

Applicant (person/institution)
Brief description of the project
(maximum 3 Din A4 pages)
Objectives of the project
Naming of possible co-sponsors
Cost and budget plan
Time frame of the project
Reference to the focal points of the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung
Your bank details (IBAN & BIC)

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If you have any questions relating to the funding we provide in the area of social commitment, please contact:

Markus Wener
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