The Karg Foundation at a glance



Founded: in 1989

Founder: Hans-Georg Karg (1921-2003), owner of Hertie Waren- und Kaufhaus GmbH, and his wife Adelheid (1921-2004)

Purpose: The support of gifted children and young people prior and during their school education

Topics: Qualification, information, support of and networking between kindergarten, school as well as counselors spezialised in highly gifted students. The foundation acts mainly through operational support but also by acting as a sponsor.

Committees:  Executive Board  and  Board of Trustees

Number of employees: 26

Federal Association of German Foundations
Frankfurt Foundations Initiative
Deutsche Gesellschaft für das hochbegabte Kind
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children



Annual Funding amount: 4.4 million euros (scheduled in 2022)

Accumulated amount of funding: Since 1989 the foundation has spent a total of 54 million euros in funding (including 2022).

Assets: 139 million euros (as per balance sheet 2022) 



The Karg Foundation acts in accordance with its statutes. 

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