Attic Sculptures on City Palace (Potsdam)
Since 2017, the Foundation is supporting the Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten with the restoration of selected sculptures on the attic of the State Parliament in Potsdam, the former City Palace. The donation firstly enabled fundamental research on the attic sculptures. A comprehensive photo documentation of the attic sculptures has been produced. Then, sculptors in Berlin/Potsdam and Saxony were commissioned to restore or make copies of the statues.
Three groups were formed which complete the picture of the attic at important points and will make the building appear “alive” again. Due to the support of the Foundation a total number of ten attic sculptures will be back on display at the Landtag.
Kindermuseum – Education Program (Berlin)
The Jewish Museum Berlin will open a permanent new exhibition to the interest and needs of children between three to ten in 2020. It aims to playfully introduce children to important social matters such as nature conservation, religion and inter-human cohabitation. Young children shall be encouraged to approach others open-minded and respectful and to be curious towards the new or the unknown.
The history of Noah’s Ark thereby represents the conceptual and creative starting point to all offerings. The museum will be located opposite the Jewish Museum Berlin in the Eric F Ross Bau.
Oceana Inc., a US-registered nonprofit organization, is one of the largest international advocacy organizations focused solely on ocean conservation. The organization’s offices around the world allow it to run strategic, directed campaigns that achieve measurable outcomes to maintain or improve the biodiversity of our oceans. The Hasso Plattner Foundation is particularly involved in a project protecting habitats and kelp in Chile’s marine ecosystem.
Solidarity Fund (South Africa)
The Solidarity Fund is a South African public benefit organization initiated by the president, Cyril Ramaphosa. The independently administered Fund was created as a response to the COVID-19 crisis in South Africa. It is a consolidated platform for individuals, the public and private sector to contribute to COVID-19 initiatives.
The Hasso Plattner Foundation already supports various projects in South Africa and other African countries. By means of this donation, the Foundation wants to reaffirm its partnership with South Africa and continue to support it in its time of need.
Notre Dame (France)
The cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris is not only a national monument of France but also a central element of the European culture. Therefore, the Hasso Plattner Foundation quickly decided to support the cathedral’s by means of a donation to the respective fund of the Republic of France after the devastating fire in April 2019. This was also meant as a gesture to underline the European spirit and the French-German friendship in a moment of dismay.