The Mahle Institute is a Civil Society Organization (CSO) that was born to support and advise initiatives that share anthroposophical principles and values.

Our history began in 1964, in the German city of Stuttgart. It was there that, inspired by the teachings of Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), founder of Anthroposophy, brothers Hermann and Ernst Mahle created the Mahle-Stiftung (Mahle Foundation). The original mission of the institution was to strengthen projects related to health, scientific research, agriculture, children and youth education, youth welfare, art, and culture.

In 2007, the Foundation arrived in Brazil, where it still operates as the Mahle Institute, in cooperation with the Mahle-Stiftung. Here in the country, the project areas are: Agriculture, Art & Culture, Education, and Health.

In our journey, we have honored and, more than that, proven the extreme importance of the original mission: mobilizing people and entities around initiatives that promote human development (in its spiritual, psychological, and physical essence), as well as integration with nature and the universe, using the principles of Anthroposophy.

We have already benefited and supported more than a thousand projects from various institutions recognized for their seriousness, innovation, and commitment to transforming reality.

The Mahle Institute and Anthroposophy

Since its origin, the Mahle Institute has been acting in complete alignment with Anthroposophy, supporting projects that aim to care for people and the environment around them.

We work with the guiding concept of “give today with a vision for tomorrow,” created based on the words of Rudolf Steiner, allocating financial resources to projects that have social and/or environmental relevance and impact.

We practice donation with total trust in partner institutions and certain that their actions promote transformations in the communities where they operate and in the people who live in them.

As a promoter of human rights, we bring health and education care to children and young people, professional training for adults, and support research, among other initiatives that benefit the most vulnerable and needy people.

It is our partners, collaborators, volunteers, and, above all, the desire to see realities being transformed that renew, every day, the certainty of the path we are taking.

Established in 1964 by the brothers Hermann and Ernst Mahle with the goal of contributing to social progress, the MAHLE FOUNDATION has operated since its origin, in a way that is totally aligned with Anthroposophy. The institution supports social responsibility projects geared towards people, nature and the environment. In most cases, the institution provides initial funding for these projects, but also subsidizes long-term initiatives.

Over the course of its history, the MAHLE FOUNDATION has expanded its operations to countries such as Japan, Poland, Romania and Brazil.


Founded in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1920, the MAHLE Group soon established itself as synonymous with quality and innovation in auto parts. Today, the MAHLE product portfolio covers all the crucial aspects of transmission and air conditioning technology.

The MAHLE Group is committed to making transport more efficient, more environmentally friendly and more comfortable by prioritizing the continuous optimization of the combustion engine, pushing forward with the use of alternative fuels and laying the groundwork for the wide acceptance and worldwide implementation of e-mobility.

The MAHLE Group is present in more than 30 countries, with approximately 72,000 employees spread over 160 production sites and 12 large research and development centers. Currently, half of all vehicles in the world contain MAHLE components.

Jürgen Schweiß-Ertl

Managing Partner, Mahle Foundation
Stuttgart, Germany

Oskar Kedor


Harold Winnubst


Manuela Lopes

Executive Manager

Janaina Salazar

Administrative Assistant

Arpad Spalding

Jose Carlos Ventre

Oskar Kedor

Regina Wrasse

Sergio Spalter


Felicitas Gruber


Marcos Estancial