We support needy children worldwide

We promote social projects run by charitable organisations and institutions for children and young people with diseases and disabilities around the world. The Lipoid Stiftung focuses on supporting projects abroad for children and young people with disabilities as well as young orphans (including social orphans) and children from poor families who are often members of ethnic and/or other minorities.

Support for children and young people with disabilities
We support improvements in supervision and care, promote therapies through remedial pedagogy and help to strengthen the relevant institutions. Our primary objective is to improve the living conditions of people with disabilities and their families. We support the dignified care and treatment of seriously ill children and children with life-limiting illnesses in the inpatient or outpatient hospice is a clear focus of our funding activities.

Help for people with disabilities to lead a life of independence

We promote institutions and projects that support people with disabilities in leading as independent a life as possible, thereby allowing them to participate in society. This includes initiatives for greater awareness and improved treatment of rare and hence neglected disabilities (such as Fragile X Syndrome and deaf-blindness).

Support for orphans and very poor children
We support projects for orphans, social orphans, and children who grow up under difficult living conditions, while focusing on:

  • creating and safeguarding conditions worthy of human dignity
  • improving the sustainability of relevant institutions
  • medical and social care as well as hospice work
  • promoting educational development and the vocational training of young people


Further emphasis is placed on establishing and promoting therapy and competence centres that support the families of children with disabilities.

Support for research
The funding activities of the Lipoid Stiftung also encompass the promotion of research and science, including scientific communication, in particular for palaeontological work in Germany.


Funding by continent
(in projects)

Africa (grey)
Asia (green)
Europe (blue)
Latin America (red)

Funding by issue
(in %)

Medical treatment, therapeutic/remedial pedagogical measures for children and young people with disabilities; healthcare/advice
Support for orphanages/day nurseries; promotion for the development, education and vocational training of children with disabilities, children from socially disadvantaged families, and children from ethnic or religious minorities
Improvement of living conditions for children, socially disadvantaged families and ethnic minorities
Support for independent life for people with disabilities
Hospice work
Palaeontological research

In2018, we were involved in a total of approx. 75 individual projects for charitable institutions in Germany and abroad with a total funding amount of around EUR 2.9 million, partly as a continuation of ongoing projects or as new projects with corresponding project applications.