Dr. Hans Riegel had a strong interest in art and collected paintings and sculptures. As an admirer of art, he wanted to support art through the foundation. That is why the foundation aims to promote fine arts and improve their accessibility to help preserve artistic values of all types.
In his youth, Dr. Hans Riegel experienced times of need. This is the reason why helping others was a matter of the heart to him. Particularly, the well-being of his colleagues, the "HARIBO family" as he called them, took top priority. Our charter reflects this wish as well.
How we accomplish our mission is anchored in our foundation's philosophy.
As the founder, Dr. Hans Riegel wanted to give back to children and young people what they had given to him as an entrepreneur and to the company HARIBO:
The foundation is primarily committed to supporting young people, particularly by supporting education and training as well as scientific research and teaching. We also support the fine arts and charitable purposes.
We support motivated children and young people – from kindergarten all the way to university and beyond – especially in the so-called STEM subjects.
We connect school and science with business. Through the sustainability of our projects, we contribute to innovation and progress in our society.
We are committed to the entrepreneurial spirit of our founder, paired with social responsibility. We want to create a noticeable benefit for society through our work.