The Charitable Kühne Foundation was founded by the Kühne Family in Switzerland in 1976. The Kühne Foundation is an operative foundation whose first priority is to support education and further education as well as research in the fields of logistics and transport economics. Furthermore, it strongly supports cultural, medical and humanitarian projects. In the cultural area, the focus of its support is on music and literature. With the Young Singers Project, in 2008 the Salzburg Festival created a high-carat platform to support international rising young vocalists. The combination of artist encounters and practical experience means that here the Kühne Foundation is helping to sustain an encouragement programme which is an international benchmark.