We Drive the Future – sustainably mobile into a good future!

The Webasto Foundation wants to move people – physically and figuratively – improve conditions, mobilize for the future and bring things forward according to its leitmotif "We Drive the Future – sustainably mobile into a good future!"

We drive the Future

This is the Webasto Foundation

The Webasto Foundation is a non-profit limited liability company. Jointly supported by the owner families of the company and Webasto SE, the Webasto Foundation is – beyond the company´s boundaries – committed to sustainability in the dimensions: social, health & education, and environment & innovation. 


In doing so, the Webasto Foundation on the one hand focuses its international social commitment on the topic Webasto stands for like no other: mobility.


On the other hand, the Webasto Foundation embodies values that the company has also stood for since its founding: responsibility & solidity on the one hand, future & further progress on the other. ​

Webasto Foundation Overview

Doing good together ...​

... and lend a helping hand wherever help is needed. Webasto has been family-owned since it was founded in 1901. This shapes the culture of the company. Not only within Webasto is special emphasis placed on good and fair cooperation; Webasto also strives to take responsibility in society above and beyond this.​


The Webasto Foundation promotes the social, societal and ecological commitment of the Webasto Group and its employees. In the family-owned company, participation is an important subject. This also applies to the Webasto Foundation. Colleagues worldwide have a say in deciding where the Webasto Foundation helps and can nominate projects themselves.


According to its leitmotif "We Drive the Future – Sustainably Mobile into a Good Future!" the Webasto Foundation is committed to four aspects:

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Mobility for all. TODAY.

Creating added value for mobility means more to Webasto than just getting from A to B.​ 


Against this background, the Webasto Foundation funds social projects that link mobility with the prospect of a more protected, better and healthier life for socially vulnerable people.

Mobility for all. TODAY.

School on Wheels – Southern California/USA

School on Wheels is dedicated to providing children who live in shelters, motels, vehicles, group homes or on the streets with access to education and a chance for a better future. In 2022, the Webasto Foundation supported an entire school year.

female pupil entering School on Wheels Webasto Foundation supports School on Wheels in Southern California - USA

Mobility for all. TODAY.

Women´s right to mobility – León/Mexico

In Mexico, the Webasto Foundation cooperates with its international partner, the YOU Stiftung: around 50 women were provided with bicycles. Special women's bicycle paths and training to protect against violence and exploitation make the women's lives safer and more mobile in the long term.

Goup of mexican women with their bikes The Webasto Foundation supports Women´s Right to Mobility in León - Mexico

Mobility for all. TODAY.

„Kältebus“ – Project Germany

The Webasto Foundation supports the work of the Malteser Hilfsdienst: "Kältebusse" (cold buses) provide homeless and poor people in many German cities with warm meals, clothing and hygiene articles. The one or other conversation with the volunteers additionally gives a bit of security.

Volunteers provide care for the homeless The Webasto Foundation supports „Kältebus“ – Project in Germany

Mobility for all. TOMORROW.

Webasto is applying its innovative strength to the mobility of the future, for example in the area of electromobility. ​ 


Against this backdrop, the Webasto Foundation cooperates, for instance, with universities and polytechnics that are involved in the development and implementation of sustainable mobility concepts and contribute to making mobility in urban areas more sustainable for the future.​

Mobility for all. TOMORROW.

Cooperation with UNIST – Ulsan/South Korea

As part of a multi-year cooperation with the internationally highly regarded Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), the Webasto Foundation is sponsoring the implementation of selected theses in the field of forward-looking and sustainable mobility concepts. 

Futuristic research environment The Webasto Foundation supports the Cooperation with UNIST Project – Ulsan - South Korea

Mobilize strengths.

The health and safety of people are top priority of Webasto. ​


This is the context in which the Webasto Foundation supports organizations around the world that provide mobile assistance on the spot to people in need.​

Mobilize strengths.

Mobile health care – Pune/India

In India, the Webasto Foundation cooperates with the YOU Stiftung, and bought a van with 14 seats. This enables up to 100,000 people in the slums to be contacted and informed about basic health care and healthy nutrition. It also gives them access to health services, food supply services, etc.

Sponsored van surrounded by children and adults The Webasto Foundation supports the Mobile Health Care Project in Pune - India

Mobilize strengths.

Help for people in Ukraine

Thanks to the great willingness of Webasto employees and the shareholders of the Webasto Foundation to donate, it was possible, among other things, to set up an aid center for children of Ukrainian refugee families in Liberec in the Czech Republic – supported by the Czech non-profit organization ADRA.

Circle of Ukrainian children at the aid center The Webasto Foundation Help for people in Ukraine

Move people.

Developing new ideas together and driving progress – that's what characterizes Webasto.​ 


Employees from all over the world can nominate charitable organizations near their locations for the Webasto Foundation Voting and help decide how the funding amount available is distributed.

Move people.

NPO HIDAMARI – Higashi-Hiroshima/Japan

The Webasto Foundation supports the non-profit organization in helping the elderlies, disabled persons and families in need to deal with daily challenges.

Young man assists elderly woman with shopping The Webasto Foundation supports the NPO HIDAMARI Project in Higashi-Hiroshima - Japan)

Move people.

Training school for guide and assistance dogs – Bratislava /Slovakia

The Webasto Foundation supports the non-profit organization in its goal of helping people with disabilities to become more independent with a trained assistance dog.

Blind man with his assistance dog The Webasto Foundation supports the Training school for guide and assistance dogs in Bratislava - Slovakia

Move people.

Doncaster Housing for Young People (DHYP) – Doncaster/UK

The Webasto Foundation supports the non-profit organization in its goal of offering support to young people aged 16-25 who are at risk of homelessness or inadequately housed.

Two friendly, helpful women The Webasto Foundation supports Doncaster Housing for Young People (DHYP) in Doncaster - UK

Move people.

Webasto Social week

The "Social Week" aims to bring skills, energy and commitment from the company to where support is particularly needed. During the initiative, employees of the company are invited to get involved in projects of charitable associations and organisations in the region during working hours.

Malteser supported by Webasto employees The Webasto Foundation supports the Webasto Social week in Germany

Support us

Please transfer your private donation to:

Webasto Foundation gGmbH      

UniCredit HypoVereinsbank

IBAN: DE83 7002 0270 0020 2200 43


Reason for payment: Webasto Foundation, your first name, surname/address


We will be happy to issue a donation receipt for donations of 300 euros or more. 

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Get in contact

Do you have any questions or would you like to learn more about the Webasto Foundation and its work? Then please feel free to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you. 

More about our Responsibilies



Webasto considers social responsibility goes beyond the boundaries of the company. More examples of the wide-ranging social commitment at the locations can be found in the sustainability report.

Responsibility - Sustainability


Corporate culture

The history of the family company as well as its culture testify to a high level of integrity, which includes taking responsibility and standing up for others. This is part of our corporate culture.

Corporate culture