Non-bureaucratic help
for more than 40 years.

For us, typically Hanseatic means: being committed to the public good, supporting others, and expressing our bond with people. These are precisely the aims pursued by the Gustav and Catharina Schürfeld Foundation since its inception in 1977.

The foundation was named in honor of our company founder Gustav Schürfeld and his wife Catharina Schürfeld, who was also a partner in the company for many decades.


The main priorities
of the foundation are:


promoting art and historic preservation


promoting science


promoting research and vocational training in the pulp and paper industry


promoting environmental protection


promoting youth care and youth welfare

Examples of the diverse range
of projects include:

Bucerius Law School

Supporting the “Joachim Herz Programme” at the Bucerius Law School: highly qualified international university graduates receive scholarships for the “Master of Law and Business” qualification

paper making school

Supporting a paper making school

Hamburg cultural authority

Donation to the Hamburg cultural authority for the purposes of equipping public parks with lighting

children’s playground

Supporting the construction of a children’s playground

museum ship “Old Lady”

Donation for the restoration of the museum ship “Old Lady”

Since it was founded, members of the Schürfeld family have been active on the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees, which means that the foundation is always guided by the family tradition.