Preventive health care, literature, educating the general public, art, culture and the sciences – these are several of the many subjects that the Hubert Burda Foundation focuses on. Founded in 1999, the foundation organizes all of the non-profit activities of Hubert Burda Media. The foundation identifies the important subjects for the future in various areas, and takes theses subjects from a small panel of experts to a wide forum for public discussion. Since the foundation was created it has continually expanded its range of tasks. Each project of the foundation has one thing in common: striving to set up networks and establish communication.
The Center for Innovative Communications at the Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva is sponsored by Hubert Burda Media and has been making a significant contribution to the dialogue between Germany and Israel since it was founded in 1999.
Starting in 1975, the Petrarca Prize has been awarded to honor the works of major contemporary authors and their translators; in 1995 the award was renamed to honor one of the recipients of the award, to Hermann Lenz Award. With the European Translators Award Offenburg and the Hubert Burda Prize for young Eastern European poets the Foundation patronises translators and young authors.