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November 2020

Speech by Sabrina Grassi: International conference “Taxation and philanthropy”

This Thursday 26 November 2020, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation participated in the “Taxation and philanthropy” conference, organized by the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy of the University of Geneva (GCP). This international academic event offers experts from around the world a forum to meet and exchange national or regional knowledge and perspectives on the taxation of philanthropic […]

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November 2020

SPF Blog on Le Temps | “Thought on generosity and foundations”, Loïc Pfister

Maître Loïc Pfister is the guest of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation blog on the Temps platform. In his testimony, he gives us his personal reflections on generosity and addresses the challenges facing foundations today, in particular through the relevance and effectiveness of their actions. This Blog opens a new series of publications, where we wanted […]

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November 2020

What European philanthropy? : Speech by Aïssata Traoré, coordinator of Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) at SPF for Switzerland.

Organized for the first time by HIGGS, the national representative of TGE in Greece, the event conference: “TGE Network & Cross-border Donations in Europe” took place online on October 29th and gathered more than 130 participants. Thanks to the presence of European TGE representatives, the meeting made it possible to take stock of national and […]

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October 2020

Rapid Support Fund | Impact : Feedback on actions carried out by a beneficiary organization in Cambodia.

The COVID-19 Rapid Support Fund, created by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation in the spring of 2020, helps NGOs whose activities have been impacted by the pandemic. Thanks to the strong mobilization of donors and a “matching funds” mechanism by SPF, a fund of CHF 690’000.- was raised in record time, in order to rapidly support organizations […]

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October 2020

Annual meeting of Transnational Giving Europe: significant progress for the European cross-border donation network

Last week was marked by the annual meeting in virtual format of the 21 member countries of the TGE network; Swiss Philanthropy Foundation participated as a representative for Switzerland. In addition to bringing together all its members to discuss the latest developments in the sector, this meeting is above all an opportunity to discuss strategic […]

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October 2020

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is hiring two permanent positions

Building on the growth of the sheltered funds it hosts, the Foundation wishes to strengthen its team and hire two permenent positions : A Partnerships Manager attached to the general management. The mission of this position will be to develop and maintain the Foundation’s strategic partnerships and to develop its visibility with philanthropy stakeholders as […]

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October 2020

Positive results for cross-border philanthropy in the first half of 2020

The first six months of 2020 have been synonymous with strong growth for the TGE network – “Transnational Giving Europe” and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, its Swiss partner. There has been a significant increase in European cross-border donations, totaling 11.6 million euros, an increase of 150% compared to the first half of 2019. There are also […]

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October 2020

Sabrina Grassi elected member of the Board of Directors of SwissFoundations

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is pleased to announce the election of its Director General, Sabrina Grassi, as a member of the Board of Directors of the SwissFoundations association. Composed of representatives of member foundations elected by the General Assembly, the committee meets each year for three ordinary meetings and a two-day retreat in order to define […]

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September 2020

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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September 2020

Success for the 8th edition of continuing education in foundation management

Unique in French-speaking Switzerland, this practical training is organized by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Basel (CEPS) and the Center for Philanthropy at the University of Geneva. This edition took place from August 26 to 28, 2020 at Château de Bossey (VD) and brought together […]

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