Register for two exclusive events on October 26 in Zurich on the theme of cross-border philanthropy. A panel discussion on the theme of cross-border giving with prestigious speakers will be preceded by a workshop with the dual objective of presenting the philanthropic solutions that can efficiently channel donations and providing an overview of the tax issues involved in these European cross-border donations.
Moved by the scale of the earthquake that hit Morocco, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation wishes to show its solidarity by listing the initiatives launched by our network of partners and by mobilizing its teams to propose solutions to philanthropists wishing to get involved or extend a commitment already initiated.
This year’s Master Class in Philanthropy was once again well attended and sold out. At the Château de Bossey estate, a group of 25 participants took part in the training. Practical case studies, presentations and testimonials alternated, and participants noted the excellent group dynamics and especially appreciated the highly instructive moments of dialogue and exchange, particularly during the testimonials.
Discover in our new video the testimonies of the three stakeholders of the S2Cities collaborative program, created in 2021 with the aim of improving the safety and well-being of young people in urban areas. A joint initiative of the Basel-based Botnar Foundation and the Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Foundation, the program is hosted by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation.
This report reviews the 2022 activities of this donor collaborative hosted by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation. This international collaboration of donor foundations aims to transform the economic system so that it generates positive effects on the environment and society. The fund was created in 2015 by the MAVA, Oak, Marisla and KR foundations, and was later joined by the Laudes and Ford foundations, and Omidyar Network.
In an interview with British magazine Alliance, Sabrina Grassi and Marc Salzmann talk about the umbrella foundation model and the Swiss foundation landscape and trends. New models for philanthropic vehicles are also discussed, such as donor advised funds, collaborative funds and fiscal sponsorship for philanthropic initiatives.
Year after year, we observe the constantly increasing generosity of the donors who put their trust in us. In 2022, the Foundation distributed CHF 37 million in grants to 500 beneficiary organisations and set up 10 new funds. A third of this funding went to the environment and sustainability, signalling the importance of acting now to protect our ecosystems, namely in the face of climate change.
In 2022, the number of donors using TGE increased to 12,700, the highest number since the network was founded in 1998. The total amount of donations in all 19 countries in the network came to EUR 21.8 million in 2022. See also the figures for Switzerland in our dedicated article.
On the occasion of the closing of our blog hosted on the Le Temps website, Etienne Eichenberger, Chairman of the Board of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, gives a personal reflection on three courses of action for philanthropy in a world of disruption.
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