The RAINER WINTER FOUNDATION is a public foundation incorporated under civil law and is headquartered in Fürth. It was founded in 1980 by Rainer Winter, shareholder and Chairman of UVEX WINTER HOLDING GmbH & CO. KG. “I set myself the task of helping children all over the world who are in need, ill or living with a disability, as quickly as possible and with a minimum of bureaucracy,” he explains. For 30 years, the RAINER WINTER FOUNDATION has been providing financial support to needy and sick children, 60% of whom are living in Germany and 40% across the rest of the world.
Since the foundation was established, EUR 1.6 million has already been poured into regional and international projects. The RAINER WINTER FOUNDATION also works with other organisations and makes one-off donations, for example when disasters or famines occur, providing immediate aid to children in need or offering sponsorship. Examples include the earthquake in Haiti, the Asian tsunami and the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.
But it is projects in Germany, and particularly in the Fürth/Nuremberg area, that are particularly close to the foundation’s heart. For example, support is provided to youth welfare offices and nursery schools in the city and rural district of Fürth, the St. Michael children’s home, the “Zentrum Aktiver Bürger” (Active Citizens’ Centre), the Verein 1-2-3 e.V. (1-2-3 Association, working to prevent addiction and violence in junior high schools), and the Nuremberg city mission. Another important focus is the Foundation’s collaboration with the Christliches Jugenddorfwerk Deutschland (CJD, Christian Association of Youth Villages of Germany).