05 August 2020 | News,

Third Impact Report : COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

We are pleased to share the third COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund impact report, covering the period of June 1 – June 30. During this period, the Fund disbursed $34.6 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners, bringing total disbursements to date to $173.6 million. From the Fund’s March 13, 2020 launch through […]

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02 Juli 2020 | News,

Philanthropy Forum Capsule – Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

Are we generous ? Giving time and money plays an important role in our lives, no matter the reason or the amount we give. There is no doubt that empathy and generosity go hand in hand with philanthropy regardless of the number of pennies involved. So, what should we give? And how much? Beatrice Fihn, […]

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01 Juli 2020 | News,

Launch of Europe’s first online Transnational Giving Platform to facilitate cross-border giving, a boost for European philanthropy

Digital revolution in the world of philanthropy, with the launch on Monday June 29, 2020 of a European digital platform for cross-border donations. An innovative pilot project which aims to facilitate donations and stimulate philanthropy in Europe. The voluntary sector has been marked by major changes in recent years, which is pushing it to reinvent […]

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18 Juni 2020 | News,

Philanthropy Forum Capsule – Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman, Verbier Festival Foundation / Chairman Emeritus, Nestlé S.A.

Should we do more for culture? Culture is fundamental—music, the visual arts and science connect us. They guide our lives in a constantly changing world. But as a society, do we have a responsibility toward culture? How can culture be, or indeed should it be, encouraged? And what is the role of philanthropy? Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, […]

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15 Juni 2020 | News,

Blog SPF sur la plateforme du Temps | “Nous devrions tous être prêts à apporter quelque chose à la collectivité”

Christophe Equey est l’invité du blog de Swiss Philanthropy Foundation sur la plateforme du Temps. Dans son témoignage, il nous partage son expérience et sa vision du bénévolat notamment comme membre de Conseils de fondation, une fonction d’importance, mais trop souvent sous-estimée par celles et ceux qui les acceptent. Après avoir dirigé une grande Fondation […]

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11 Juni 2020 | News,

“Campaign to Stop Killer Robots” wins the Ypres Peace Prize 2020

The City Council of Ypres in Belgium announced this week the winner of its 2020 Peace Prize and awarded the “Campaign to Stop Killer Robots”. A symbolic distinction for the campaign, which has been working since 2012 to ban the production and use of autonomous lethal weapon systems (“Killer Robots”), by increasing actions to inform […]

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