Under its Charter, the Possehl Foundation promotes "the renovation of the beauty of the cityscape and its public spaces, charitable and non-profit institutions and youth organizations, the encouragement of art and science and the alleviation of hardship for those in need" in Lübeck. The Foundation therefore supports the development of the community in the Hanseatic City in a comprehensive manner. The multifaceted commitment of the people of Lübeck is reflected in the up to 500 applications approved each year. This comprehensive and long-term support is in no small measure due to our founder Emil Possehl: approximately one hundred years ago, he defined the Foundation's goals so broadly that they still give the Foundation a great deal of leeway today. The following pages will give you a brief insight into the wide range of support available.