Alfred Toepfer Foundation


The Alfred Toepfer Stiftung was established in 1931 by Alfred C. Toepfer, the Hamburg merchant and farmer. As a private, non-profit-making foundation the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung issues and implements its own projects and support programmes.

Core areas of the Foundation's work are:

  • Europe: promoting European unification and supporting European integration, ensuring European cultural diversity, enhancing mutual understanding among the peoples of Europe
  • culture, science and education: support of the humanities, literature, music, art, folk traditions, architecture and monument preservation
  • nature conservation: development of protective activities and structures, agriculture and forestry, town and country planning, ecology
  • youth work: grants/scholarships, camps, seminars, conferences, school excursions
Alfred Toepfer Foundation


Alfred Toepfer Stiftung
Georgsplatz 10
20099 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40 334 020
Fax: +49 (0)40 335 860