The Foundation was recognised as a charity promoter worthy of receiving funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Among other things, a drinking water well was drilled as the first common project in the Republic of Moldova.

After the worst flooding in a century in North Rhine-Westphalia and the Rhineland-Palatinate, the Foundation supported the German Red Cross and the Caritas Association for the Diocese of Essen

A pilot project to fight poverty in Kenya was launched by the Stern-Stiftung Foundation. The DEICHMANN Foundation joined the project as a major partner.