Become a philanthropist

Donor Advised Fund

Set up a Donor Advised Fund with an initial starting capital or through an annual contribution.

Your fund is an independent entity within the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and can be named according to your wishes. Without the burden of running a foundation, you can focus your efforts on achieving your goals and become personally involved in projects you care about, with the help of your family if you wish.

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Testamentary Philanthropic Fund

Give wings to your estate for a positive impact beyond living

Structuring and planning a legacy in your will with Swiss Philanthropy Foundation allows you to designate during your lifetime

  • causes
  • regions
  • themes
  • populations
  • personalized projects

as future beneficiaries of part or all of your estate.

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Thematic philanthropic funds

Participate in one of the thematic funds managed by the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation Board.

Thematic funds enable you to join forces with other philanthropists and benefit from professional project management at a much lower cost, while gaining experience and learning about the chosen theme.

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Collaborative funds

The donor collaborative operates on the same model as the donor advised fund, with the difference that the endowment of the initiative is made by several donor foundations that collaborate for the same cause and sit together on the steering committee. By entrusting the administrative management of the initiative to Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, this solution allows the entities that join forces and capital to pool costs and simplify their administrative processes. This allows them to create leverage and have a greater impact to support systemic change in various fields.
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European Cross-border Donations Fund

Support projects across Europe as easily as when donating in your country of residence.

Transnational Giving Europe is a network of accredited foundations in 20 European countries, which aims to support the development of philanthropy and facilitate cross-border giving.

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