02 February 2023 | News,

SPF blog on the Le Temps platform | “Philanthropy – three courses of action in a disrupted world”, by Etienne Eichenberger

After three years of activity, we have decided to close our blog hosted on the Le Temps website, in order to open up to other means of communication, to be discovered soon online. On this occasion, Etienne Eichenberger, Chairman of the Board of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, opens a personal reflection on three courses of […]

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06 February 2023 | News,

Workshops on our values: final session

We welcomed Séverine Felley to our offices for a final workshop on the values defined in our 2022-2025 strategic plan: Integrity, Independence, Simplicity and Innovation. After a review of how we have already started to translate these values into behaviours since our last workshop in October, the aim was to determine in concrete terms how […]

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26 January 2023 | News,

Inauguration of the Italian version of the Swiss Foundation Code in Lugano

The Italian version of the Swiss Foundation Code was launched last week in Lugano. This is the fourth edition of this reference book on good governance and management practices for foundations in Switzerland and beyond, which is now available in three national languages (French, German, Italian) and in English. This presentation was organised by SwissFoundations, […]

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24 January 2023 | News,

International Education Day: discover the projects supported by our hosted funds

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Education Day to celebrate the role of education for peace and development. As a host foundation, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation has developed a cluster of support and expertise for education and employment. This is achieved both through our own Education & Employment thematic Fund, which has […]

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12 January 2023 | News,

SPF blog on Le Temps platform | “Philanthropy for a V.I.C.A. world”, by Simon Mériaux

In a new article on our blog hosted by Le Temps, Simon Mériaux shares ideas drawn from his experience at the MAVA Foundation in order to demonstrate a virtuous philanthropy that effectively responds to the concomitant crises that the planet is undergoing, a world that can be described as V.I.C.A.: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. […]

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09 January 2023 | News,

Sabrina Grassi to take over as President of SwissFoundations in June 2023

Lukas von Orelli, President of SwissFoundations since 2016, will hand over his mandate to Sabrina Grassi, a member of the Board since 2020, at the General Assembly on 6 June 2023. At the same time, the Board of SwissFoundations is being reorganised. The reorganisation of the Board was initiated in view of the current size […]

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12 December 2022 | Press,

Bilan | Contribution by Sabrina Grassi : “Switzerland, global hub for ocean philanthropy

In its new supplement dedicated to philanthropy, the magazine Bilan proposes an article entitled “Switzerland, a global hub for ocean philanthropy”. Sabrina Grassi, General Director of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, explains this phenomenon by two factors: the link between glaciers and lakes and the oceans via rivers, and Switzerland’s international role. “The fact that we don’t […]

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08 December 2022 | News,

The Foundation’s team spends a day with DEMARCHE

Every year, our team lends a hand to an organization as the holidays approach. Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and WISE – philanthropy advisors spent a day with DEMARCHE – a cooperative society in Lausanne, active in training and support for the reintegration of professionals looking for work. During the morning, we participated in the collection and […]

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30 November 2022 | News,

BCV Philanthropy : Interview with Sabrina Grassi

Philanthropy goes far beyond the conventional wisdom. It is not the sole preserve of the very wealthy. More and more people with an entrepreneurial profile are now embarking on a philanthropic project, as well as people wishing to develop a family philanthropy. High-value-added support solutions exist if you wish to become a donor. How to […]

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23 November 2022 | Press,

BSL Magazine | Contribution of Sabrina Grassi : “Philanthropy : new trends and solutions to facilitate access to philanthropy”

In a new article published in the latest edition of BSL Magazine (Banking in Switzerland and Luxembourg), Sabrina Grassi, General Director of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, gives an overview of current developments in philanthropy. These include changes in donor profiles and in the way philanthropists deploy their commitment and the goals they pursue. Secondly, she explains […]

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