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July 2021

Philanthropy: A Solution to Environmental Problems

The COVID-19 crisis has reminded the world of the immediate impact that environmental issues have on our lives. The need for sustainable development has never been clearer. Thus, a key question emerges: What is the charitable sector doing to prepare for this ongoing shift? In a new article for The Philanthropist, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation Chairman […]

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July 2021

Young Talent in Philanthropy Program

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and WISE philanthropy advisors have collaborated to create the Programme Jeune Talent (PJT), a program for young talent in philanthropy. This initiative aims to offer young graduates with little to no professional experience the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge and skills relating to philanthropy. PJT is for those possessing a Bachelor’s or […]

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July 2021

Appointment of Sabrina Grassi as co-Vice-President of SwissFoundations

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce that Sabrina Grassi is co-Vice-President of the Executive Board of SwissFoundations as of 1st June 2021. She sits on the Committee since October 2020. SwissFoundations is an association created in 2001 who represents Swiss charitable donor foundations and gives them a strong and independent voice. It is […]

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July 2021

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is recruiting 3 permanent positions

Building on the growth of the philanthropic funds that we host, we are strengthening our team and seeking to fill 3 permanent positions with dynamic candidates for the benefit of at least 5-7 years of experience: A 100% Project Administrator The mission of this post will be to ensure the administrative and operational management of […]

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May 2021

Special contribution by Sabrina Grassi

The year 2020 was characterised by new challenges and opportunities generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. For a better understanding of how an umbrella foundation can provide a quick and agile solution to donors wishing to respond to new emerging needs, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation invites you to read the following article “Swiss foundations’ response to the […]

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May 2021

Condensed Report 2020

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is delighted to present its 2020 condensed report coming back highlights and key figures of last year. On this occasion, we organised an introductory webinar on 18 May 2021, which you can watch again below. This was an opportunity for the Foundation to share several highlights, such as the variety of its […]

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May 2021

SPF blog on “Le Temps” plateform | “Culture: What if we valued better the impalpable?”, Câline Yamakawa

“Culture: What if we valued better the impalpable?” Câline Yamakawa, guest of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation Blog on the “Le Temps” platform, explores this question. “We need more, we need elevation of the soul in the intellectual sense, we need solidarity, mutual aid and human warmth.” Inspired both by her daily life as Director of Operations […]

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April 2021

Nomination of the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund at the Corporate Social Responsibility & Diversity Awards

We are delighted to learn that the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund – powered by the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation from March 2020 to March 2021 – was nominated as winner in the Philanthropy Communication category at the Corporate Social Responsibility & Diversity Awards 2021 presented by PR News, and was also honourably […]

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March 2021

A successful year of collaboration with the World Health Organization and the United Nations Foundation

To face the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund on 13 March 2020, co-hosted by the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation. This is the only way for individuals, corporations and foundations around the world to directly support the work of WHO and partners to help countries prevent, detect, and respond […]

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March 2021

Launch of the “Gender Lens Initiative for Switzerland” by Sustainable Finance Geneva

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the association Sustainable Finance Geneva presents the creation of a new working group called “Gender Lens Initiative for Switzerland” (GLIS). Its mission will be to enhance the Swiss contribution to the 5th UN sustainable development goal – gender equality – through public-private partnerships, research, products development and promotion, […]

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