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  • Max Planck Foundation

    The Max Planck Foundation is the independent, non-profit organization of private supporters of top research in the Max Planck Society.

Welcome to the website of the Max Planck Foundation.

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The Magic of Knowledge

Whether looking into the mystery of the universe or discovering the causes of heart disease, tumor formation, and dementia – the passion for promoting science begins with the “Max Planck moment”. That’s the moment when people think about how the best minds solve the big questions. Whether out of personal concern or pure curiosity, sponsors share the desire to contribute – to innovation in Germany and worldwide and to the progress of humanity, both scientifically and socially.



Knowledge creates the future


Private support creates freedom and enables research at the highest level. The insights gained can change the world.

The effect of private support

Strategic philanthropy - since the establishment of the Max Planck Foundation, we personally and individually care about our donors.

How commitment works