Who We Are

Background of Lindner Foundation

Lindner Foundation is an initiative of Hans Lindner Foundation, the charity arm of Hans Lindner International Group based in Arnstorf Germany. Social engagement is a top priority in the house of Lindner. The Foundation aims is to make a difference in disadvantaged communities through creating an enabling environment that builds socialeconomic fundamentals of life.

The founder of Lindner Foundation, Hans Lindner, was behind the formation of the two charitable Foundations: The Hans Lindner Foundation; a Social Foundation that was founded in 1991 and Hans Lindner Institute for Business that was founded in 1999. At the beginning of 2011, the two Foundations were merged to operate under the umbrella of “Hans Lindner Foundation”. This enabled the Foundation to operate a wider spectrum of operations and outreaches that have so far expanded to several countries including Uganda.


Lindner Foundation Uganda Limited

Since the birth of Lindner Foundation Uganda in 2006, a lot has been achieved. Over the last five years Lindner Foundation Uganda has made great strides while implementing the 2015-2019 strategic plan. We take this opportunity to thank all those who have supported us during the implementation of the previous strategic plan, especially the Lindner family without whom this would not have been possible. As we focus on the new strategy of 2020-2024 we shall build on the successes of 2015-2019 strategy.


Hans Lindner Foundation

In gratitude for the positive development of the Group, the founder, Hans Lindner, launched two charitable Foundations: The Hans Lindner Foundation (Social Foundation/1991) and the Hans Lindner Institute for Business (1999). Both Foundations were merged on January 1, 2011 and since then operate under the umbrella of Hans Lindner Foundation.


Lindner Foundation Uganda is a registered Non-governmental Organization (NGO) which started operation in 2006. It is an arm of Hans Lindner Foundation a charity based in Arnstorf, Germany. The Foundation provides community based education support to bright but vulnerable children through payment of school fees, provision of uniform, scholastic materials as well as life skills training to both the beneficiaries and their parents. Though its offices are in Kira Town Council, Wakiso district, the Foundation operates in all regions of the country in selected districts through a network of volunteers and partners. At the office premises, the Foundation has a boarding facility that can house 50 primary school children whose home environment cannot support their education. The Foundation ensures all children supported are traceable to a parent or a guardian.



The strategic framework of Lindner Foundation is guided by the principles of; children and youth centeredness, participation, cultural and social competence and partnership and collaboration.  These principles are enumerated as follows; –


The Foundation involves children the communities and other key stakeholders in decision making processes.

Children and youth centeredness

The children and the youth are at the centre of the Foundation’s work. The activities, work methods are informed by the educational and strategic needs of the children. The Foundation focuses on children whose families are traceable. This facilitates the process of exit and community integration of the children

Cultural and social competence

The Foundation conducts its business in a manner that’s sensitive, responsive and appreciative to the culture and social settings of the individual child under care.

Partnership and collaboration

In recognition of the important role played by other stakeholders, the Foundation shall strive to initiate and promote strong partnerships and collaborations with the relevant institutions and development agencies.