The Dietmar Hopp Stiftung (Dietmar Hopp Foundation) was founded in 1995 in order to support the implementation of non-profit, charitable projects. The foundation's assets consist mainly of SAP shares contributed by Dietmar Hopp from his private property. Since it was founded, the Dietmar Hopp Stiftung, as one of the largest private foundations in Europe, has distributed some 600 million euros (as of September 2017).
The main activities focus on the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, to which Dietmar Hopp feels very connected. Upon application, the foundation may support projects of non-profit-organisations in the fields of youth sports, medicine, social affairs and education, in the Rhine-Neckar region only.
In addition, the Dietmar Hopp Stiftung implements its purposes by charitable projects of its own. The so far biggest project encourages under the slogan "alla hopp!" all generations to engage in more physical exercise. This is why the foundation built and donated facilities for exercise to 19 towns and municipalities in the region for a total value of 45 million Euros.
The Dietmar Hopp Stiftung is member of the Bundesverband Deutsher Stiftungen e.V. (Association of German Foundations), of the Verein Zukunft Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar e.V. (Association of the Rhine-Neckar region) and of the Sportregion Rhein-Neckar e.V. (Association of the sports region).