Our contribution

Promotion of climate and resource protection

Based in Hamburg, the MATSEN FOUNDATION was established in 2018 and supports projects in the field of climate protection and resource conservation. The founder is MATSEN CHEMIE AG, a global vendor of chemicals, with its headquarters in Hamburg. The company was founded in 2016 and has the vision to offer its customers all products and services exclusively CO2-neutral by 2030 at the latest.

Time for action

The founder classifies climate change as one of the greatest threats to humanity and the diversity of life on earth. The effects and intensity of the consequences vary considerably from region to region: while, according to current knowledge, comparatively moderate consequences of climate change will be felt in Central Europe in the foreseeable future, many regions, particularly in developing and emerging countries, are already seeing dramatic effects (floods, droughts, landslides) for the people living there. These effects will continue to increase in the coming decades.

The purpose of our Foundation

It is therefore very important to the founder that, in the interests of inter- and intra-generational justice (use of natural resources neither at the expense of other regions nor future generations), projects in the areas of resource conservation and climate protection in particular are initiated, financially supported and accompanied when it comes to implementation.

The purpose of the Foundation is to be realised through:

  • educational projects in the areas of resource conservation and climate protection;
  • sustainable afforestation measures and forest conversion of native forests to increase their resilience to the consequences of climate change;
  • research projects in the areas of resource conservation and climate protection (focus: substitution of chemical raw materials of fossil origin with those made from renewable raw materials); and
  • cleaning up natural spaces and bodies of water.

Our projects

Our funding projects

You can find an overview of our current funding projects with all information here.


Project: Forest conversion and reforestation in the Harz Mountains.
Project partner: Bergwaldprojekt e.V.

The MATSEN FOUNDATION has been supporting the Bergwaldprojekt e.V. since 2020. One of the main topics of the non-profit organisation is the conversion of public forests with indigenous trees to strengthen resilience to storms, drought and bark beetle infestation - all consequences of climate change.

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Project partner: MATSEN CHEMIE AG

The MATSEN FOUNDATION is supporting the MATSEN CHEMIE AG in the sustainable development of the 3 hectare MATSEN forest in Groß Niendorf (Schleswig Holstein) since mid-2021.

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Your contribution

Support the projects of the MATSEN FOUNDATION

There are various ways to support our work financially. We would be happy to advise you personally to find the ideal funding option for you. Please contact us by phone on +49 (0)40 | 650 555 940 (Mon. –Fri. 8.30 a.m.–6 p.m.) or by email: info@matsen-stiftung.de.

No matter which way you choose to support us, we will, of course, keep you regularly and transparently updated about our STIFTUNG's activities and about how the donations that are received are used.

We look forward to getting your support!

SEPA bank transfer

For donations by bank transfer, please use the following bank account:

Hamburger Sparkasse
IBAN: DE73 2005 0550 1032 2733 00


Do you need a donation receipt? Then please let us know your full name and address in the transfer reference, in addition to the subject: "Donation".

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Donation receipts

We will always send you donation receipts without being asked to at the beginning of the following year; if requested, we can also send them individually in advance. In the case of multiple donations, you will receive an annual donation receipt for the accumulated amount.

Simplified donation certificate

Your donation is tax deductible according to §10b EStG (Income Tax Act). Up to an amount of 200 euros, the tax office recognises the copy of the transfer form or your bank statement as evidence of the donation. You can obtain a simplified donation certificate for this here.
An official donation receipt is only required for donations of EUR 200.01 or above (for a single donation). We will automatically send you this donation receipt at the beginning of the following year.

Donation confirmation

We will send out the donation confirmations for the 2020 calendar year automatically and without being requested to do so in February 2

Endowment contributions

If you would like to sustainably support our efforts to promote the protection of the climate and resources, the easiest way is through an endowment contribution. With every euro by which you increase our FOUNDATION's capital, you contribute long term to the maintenance and expansion of the FOUNDATION's diverse activities. Get in touch with us here. You can also reach us by phone on +49 (0)40 | 650 555 940.

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Board of Foundation

Jan Hansen

Chief Executive Officer

FOUNDATION Council & Chairman of the FOUNDATION Board


Nina Freitag

Sustainability Manager

Member of the FOUNDATION Board


Marc Jeschke

Executive Director
JESCHKE Treuhandgesellschaft mbH

Deputy Chairman of the FOUNDATION Board


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Get in touch with us!

Do you have any questions about our projects or the FOUNDATION? Don't hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help.

Contact Details

c/o JESCHKE Treuhandgesellschaft mbH
Droopweg 31
D-20537 Hamburg, Germany