Viessmann Foundations

We contribute to society and social projects

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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.  

www.viessmann-allendorf-stiftung.de

FOUNDING YEAR

2010

AUGUST

Based in

Allendorf

GERMANY

Foundation capital

4.98

million euros

Grants

56000

EUROS IN THE YEAR 2019

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Hans Viessmann Technologie Foundation

The Hans Viessmann Technologie Foundation promotes engineering and scientific research in the field of technology, in particular in building and refrigeration technology and thermal insulation, as well as scientific training and further education in these specialist areas. In his will, Dr. Hans Viessmann wrote: “It is my wish that technology and science be furthered from the fruits of my life’s work and that my life’s work be continued through research. I would also like to pass on my love of technology and technical sciences. This may be achieved through scientific exchange and by promoting the cultivation of contacts.”

The purpose of the foundation is achieved, among other things, through grants to students from Germany who are studying engineering or sciences in the field of technology at an international university. Preference is given to students who are close to the company. The foundation’s Board is made up of Professor Dr. Martin Viessmann as Chairman and Dr. Harald Fichtner as his deputy. The other members are Dr. Oliver Bär, Friedrich Leupold, Rainer Schmidt, and Dr. Christian Heinrich Sandler. Jörg Lenz and Werner Mergner manage the business of the foundation.

www.hvts.info

FOUNDING YEAR

2003

OCTOBER

Based in

Hof

GERMANY

Foundation capital

8.5

million euros

Grants

118000

EUROS IN THE YEAR 2019

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Dr. Hans Vießmann Foundation

The aim of the Dr. Hans Vießmann Foundation is the promotion of culture, particularly monument preservation, as well as education and science. In addition, it pursues social purposes, especially in the field of child, youth, and elderly welfare. The foundation’s activities focus largely on the town and region of Hof, where the company was founded by Johann Viessmann in 1917. His son, Dr. Hans Viessmann, felt connected to the town and the region, its people, and the social and cultural institutions and historic buildings in Hof throughout his life.

To safeguard his charitable activities in this region for the long term beyond his lifetime, he dedicated part of his assets to this foundation. Among other projects, the Dr. Hans Vießmann Foundation donates up to 10000 euros to school projects every year. The foundation is represented by the Board consisting of Dr. Manfred Petri (Chairman) and Ralph Schmidt. They are also members of the foundation’s Board of Trustees, which also includes Annette Friedrich, Rupprecht von Reitzenstein (Chairman), and his deputy Johannes Scheruhn.

www.dr-hans-viessmann-stiftung.de

Founded in the year

1994

SEPTEMBER

Based in

Hof

GERMANY

Foundation capital

3.5

million euros

Grants

17000

EUROS IN THE YEAR 2019

We have many more good things planned

Creating living spaces for generations to come – the purpose of the Viessmann Group is also groundbreaking for the social commitment of the family business. For us as a family-owned company, social commitment and entrepreneurial action have been inseparably linked since the company was founded. This applies to the Viessmann Allendorf Foundation, the Hans Vießmann Technology Foundation and the Dr. Hans Vießmann Foundation. In addition, we are establishing the Viessmann Foundation gGmbH with a clear focus on the Viessmann Purpose.

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