16 September 2020 | News,

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation’s Financial Commission expands and welcomes two new external members

The Foundation is delighted to welcome two new external members: Ms. Coralie Leresche and Mr. Dominique Goy, whose profiles complement and strengthen the expertise of the Financial Commission, which now has five members. An expert in the field of sustainable investing, Coralie Leresche is currently Head of Business Development at OpenFunds Investment Services AG, a […]

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12 August 2020 | News,

Sabrina Grassi intervention during the Swiss Study Foundation’s Summer Academy

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation participated in the 14th edition of the Summer Academy « Le Tableau de la Suisse » organized by the Swiss Study Foundation,  from August 2 to 9, 2020. Entitled “The picture of Switzerland, What is civil society really doing? “, This seminar was devoted to the different forms of engagement in favor […]

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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 July 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 July 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 June 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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