The ascent foundation was set up by Helmut Rahm and Georg Schwan on September 4th, 2001 in Karlsruhe as an independent and charitable foundation of the civil law and was approved on September 25th, 2001 by the regional council. Foundation purpose is the foreign aid as well as the promotion of social projects – e.g. which support pursues of children’s homes and handicapped person facilities. The first project of the foundation was the facilities of a day-nursery in White Russia for social orphans. The company behind the foundation is fondspecialist ascent.