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SAP Solidarity Fund e.V.

"Solidarity" means standing up for one another in a community. Shaken by the attacks of September 11, 2001, SAP employees immediately founded the SAP Solidarity Fund. They wanted to create an instrument that would support people in need. The SAP Solidarity Fund is supported by donations from SAP employees and people close to SAP. To this day, the fund is active where help is needed most. It is also important to the Solidarity Fund to draw attention to emergency situations or disasters that have less media visibility but are no less distressing or life-threatening for the people they affect.

Through the SAP Solidarity Fund, help from SAP employees reaches people who cannot help themselves - whether they are victims of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, those affected by the famine in Niger, or those left homeless after the earthquake in Kashmir, Pakistan. The goal of the SAP Solidarity Fund is to help the victims of such disasters on their way to a new normal by implementing concrete projects through the donations. This aspect is particularly important to the Fund: all monetary donations must benefit specific, self-contained, and verifiable projects. With fixed partners such as Habitat for Humanity, the German Red Cross, or UNICEF, donations are therefore mainly used for reconstruction or disaster prevention. To date, the Fund has been able to pass on more than four million Euros to those affected by humanitarian disasters through more than 45 fundraising campaigns.

Through, it is now possible to support local associations and organizations in Germany, as well - whether after natural disasters or in humanitarian emergencies, and both quickly and unbureaucratically.

current aid programs

aid program "ukraine”

Our neighbors in Ukraine are fighting for their lives and many women, children, and elderly people have been forced to leave their homes. Within Ukraine, UNHCR speaks of about 6.5 million people who are seeking protection in other parts of the country. Another 4.5 million people have already left the country - 90% of them women and children.

As of the beginning of April, about 270,000 had already arrived in Germany. Help with visits to local support agencies, language lessons, or simply a warm welcome - all of this is provided by volunteers from associations in Germany. Supporting this work is the aim of the "Ukraine Assistance Program." We want to support this commitment of the associations with grants of up to 5,000 Euros, both quickly and unbureaucratically.

aid program "flood relief”

Immediately after the flood in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia, SAP SE supported the victims of this disaster by donating to “Aktion Deutschland Hilft.” A donation to AWO International made it possible to provide unbureaucratic emergency cash assistance to those on the ground who were affected.

The SAP Solidarity Fund and SAP provided 260,000 Euros for associations and nonprofit organizations in the affected regions. In an initial funding program in the fall of 2021, SAP Solidarity Fund enabled organizations to resume their activities and allowed funding applications of up to 10,000 Euros for immediate measures. In May 2022, the second funding program will be launched, which aims to support long-term and sustainable projects in the affected regions.



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