Viessmann Allendorf Foundation
The Viessmann Allendorf Foundation was founded by Viessmann Werke, the contributor to the foundation capital was Karl Johann Viessmann. The foundation’s tasks are many and varied. Among other things, it sets out to promote science and research, public health care, education and vocational training, and student support. It promotes art and culture, and the protection of historical monuments is also close to the foundation’s heart. In addition, the foundation supports the conservation of nature and the countryside, the preservation of local heritage, and sports. The foundation also supports charitable and church purposes. The Chairman of the foundation’s Board is Professor Dr. Martin Viessmann, and his deputy is Annette Viessmann. The other members are Dr. Manfred Schlappig, Prof. Dr. Markus Pfuhl, Max Viessmann, Jörg Lenz, and Anna-Katharina Viessmann.
The foundation promotes among others projects that support sick and mentally or physically disabled people as well as people suffering economic hardship, especially when children are involved. The foundation’s Board decides on project funding at its twice-yearly meetings. Most of the foundation’s activities focus on the regions of Allendorf (Eder), Battenberg, and Frankenberg, as well as at the Viessmann Group’s other German sites.