The foundation Manfred-Hermsen-Stiftung for Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection was founded by Manfred Hermsen in 2001. The foundation is resident in Bremen, Germany. It is a charitable organisation and supports conservation projects world-wide. The aim of Manfred-Hermsen-Stiftung is to foster the protection or restoration of valuable natural habitats and ecosystems and to support environmental training and environmentally friendly development.

This is achieved by own projects or by funding projects of partner organisations. At present, Manfred-Hermsen-Stiftung supports projects in Bremen, Germany, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Manfred-Hermsen-Stiftung strives for the most effective use of funds provided. This is ensured by an honorary board, a technical advisory council and seven staff members.