The Verbier Festival and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation are joining forces for the fourth year to present the Verbier Festival Philanthropy Forum. For the 2022 edition, which will take place on Saturday, July 23 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm at the Verbier Cinema, discussions will be held around the theme “How can philanthropy be more impactful in an Age of Disruption?”. Join us in Verbier or for the first time online !
Swiss Philanthropy Foundation team comes out enthusiastic and stimulated by two days spent in the Lavaux region during a strategic and teambuilding retreat.
In a new article on our blog hosted by Le Temps, Martial Paris, Managing Partner of WISE – philanthropy advisors, makes a clever comparison between the “zone game” in sports and collaboration in philanthropy.
Touched by the magnitude of the human tragedy happening in the context of the Ukrainian war, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation wishes to show its solidarity and provide significant assistance in Ukraine and in the countries hosting the refugees by identifying the initiatives launched by our network of partners and by mobilizing its teams in order to propose solutions to philanthropists who would like to get involved or to extend a commitment already initiated.
The Thematic Fund for Education and Employment, hosted by the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, supported the project entitled “Sustainable Integration of Refugees in Switzerland”, led by the Association 1951, for three years. This project, which ended in March 2022, was selected and monitored by WISE – philanthropy advisors and co-financed by the Cantonal Office for the Integration of Foreigners and the Prevention of Racism (BCI) of the Canton of Vaud.
This first quarter of 2022, the Foundation has welcomed two new members to its team: Constance Chaix joins us as Communications Officer, and Marion Aberlé takes on the temporary position of Administrative Coordinator, supporting the Administrative and Financial Director.
In the context of a second year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the generosity and solidarity of donors continued to be demonstrated, as shown by the key figures for the past year. Donations reached CHF 49 million in favor of 458 beneficiary organizations.
The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund was created at the request of the World Health Organization (WHO). Active from March 13, 2020 and December 31, 2021, it enabled individuals, corporations and foundations to support the work of WHO and its partners to help countries prevent, detect and respond to the pandemic. In total, 676,626 donors have given more than $256 million.
The fund was co-hosted by the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation from March 13, 2020 to March 13, 2021. As of March 13, 2021, the newly created WHO Support Foundation officially became the primary fundraising agent. On December 31, 2021, the fund was closed by WHO, which continues its fight against COVID-19. In total, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation received CHF 32.3 million from 3’850 donors. Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is honored to have been able to participate in this global initiative.Learn more
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