Commitment and tasks of the foundation:
- Political education in Germany
- Research and consultancy: social and municipal studies; research into the Christian-social movement
- Awarding scholarships to German and foreign students, graduates and scientists (also from developing countries) as well as to students at universities of applied sciences
- Consulting and educational assistance for developing countries: trade unions, political parties, cooperatives, crafts, trade, industry, media, social work, public administration, educational institutions
- The organization of meetings and conferences on development policy issues.