The new Foundation law opens up attractive opportunities – also for art collectors and their heirs who has Foundation boom changed our society and will continue to change it. The donor searches for meaningfulness, is communicative and made love to by he creates a private area and a sustainable orbit. The skepticism of institutions and authorities is not only to some wealthy individuals, but also some companies present, why pull a Foundation into consideration, to realize their objectives in the long term and to their liking. The social recognition and influence over their own lives, is an important motivation factor. Also, foundations work increasingly as a pulse generator.

Foundations are the glue of society and take over since time immemorial future tasks, Fritz Brickwedde notes by the Federal Association of German foundations. The German foundations is growing fastest in the European comparison, gave Hans meat, General Secretary of the Association, on the German Foundation Day 2008 known. According to a study by the European Foundation Centre, there are more than 65,000 foundations with over 1,000 start-ups in Germany every year. The German Foundation assets are considerable. 43 percent of the foundations have assets of more than $ 100,000 to 1 million, 23 percent a fortune up to EUR 10 million and quite a few also significantly higher. From the High Court for the legal foundations of civil law and the other well-known figures, the endowment of all German foundations can be estimated at 100 billion euros and whose yearly total expenditure EUR 30 billion. Foundations are built increasingly in community. The adopted 2007 law to further strengthen of the civic commitment\”provided the impetus for numerous foundations. The management consultant Roland Berger is planning a foundation with assets of 150 million euro. Many celebrities from business and culture have been active for some time for the common good with a foundation.