Respect is the Key

Cornelius Foundation

With long term entrepreneurship comes social responsibility


Together with CORPUS SIREO Immobiliengruppe, the Zimmer family founded the Cornelius

Foundation in 2001. The Foundation’s primary concern is to offer support to children from socially disadvantaged and addiction prone families and open up better perspectives to them.


The most significant support project in the Foundation’s history was the opening of the Cornelius House in Cologne city centre in 2005.

In the House, pregnant women and mothers who want to overcome their addictions are offered accommodation and therapy together with their children.