The Dietmar Hopp Stiftung (Dietmar Hopp Foundation) was founded in 1995 to enable the implementation of charitable projects. The endowment consists of SAP shares, Dietmar Hopp has brought in from his private possession. Since its establishment, the foundation, which is one of the largest private foundations in Europe, has distributed about 500 million euros (as of December 2015).
The Foundation supports projects in four fields, including sports, medicine, social policy and education. The promotion of youth sports plays a central role. This is due to the personal experience of Dietmar Hopp in his youth development, on which sport had an positive impact.