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September 2019

The Foundation celebrates the opening of its 50th Fund: “Tanya’s Dream Initiative Fund”.

Created at the initiative of the Oak Foundation, this Fund is committed to fight the institutionalization of children in Bulgaria. In 2018, the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation supported more than 160 donors in the implementation of their philanthropic projects and facilitated CHF 13.3 million in donations to Switzerland and abroad.    

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September 2019

Family and philanthropy: Swiss Philanthropy Foundation intervention during Philanthropy Day 2019

Organized by the Fondazione Lang, this major event in Europe brings together international actors and experts in the philanthropy sector. Sabrina Grassi, Director of Operations of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, will participate in the seventh edition of the event and will speak at the “Family and Philanthropy” panel, where she will present the solutions proposed […]

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September 2019

Cross-border philanthropy, receiving or giving with Europe: Intervention of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation

Swiss Foundations Day 2019 will be devoted to the role and contribution of foundations in society, particularly in the fields of humanitarian aid, culture and education. The event will also address the practical aspects and framework conditions necessary for foundations to preserve the vitality of the sector. Sabrina Grassi, Director of Operations of the Swiss […]

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September 2019

The advantages of the sheltered fund: Swiss Philanthropy Foundation presentation at the 2019 Foundations Forum

For its ninth edition, the next SwissFoundations Foundations Forum will be devoted to governance issues, a theme at the heart of current events in the foundation sector. Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is participating in the event and will be represented by its Director and President: Sabrina Grassi and Etienne Eichenberger, who will speak in plenary on […]

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September 2019

The advantages of the sheltered fund: Swiss Philanthropy Foundation presentation at the 2019 Foundations Forum

For its ninth edition, the next SwissFoundations Foundations Forum will be devoted to governance issues, a theme at the heart of current events in the foundation sector. Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is participating in the event and will be represented by its Director and President: Sabrina Grassi and Etienne Eichenberger, who will speak in plenary on […]

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August 2019

La philanthropie, un concept mal compris, AGEFI, vendredi 26 juillet 2019

Pour la deuxième année consécutive et dans le cadre de la programmation Unlimited du Festival, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation a renouvelé sa collaboration avec la Fondation du Verbier Festival, en organisant la nouvelle édition du Verbier Festival Philanthropy Forum. Retour sur l’événement qui s’est déroulé le samedi 20 et dimanche 21 juillet 2019 à Verbier. Retrouvez […]

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July 2019

Success for the 2019 edition of the VF Philanthropy Forum during the Verbier Festival

For the second consecutive year and as part of the Festival’s Unlimited programme, the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation has renewed its collaboration with the Fondation du Verbier Festival, by organising the new edition of the Verbier Festival Philanthropy Forum. A look back at the event that took place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019 […]

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July 2019

Master Class 2019 : New success for the 7th edition of the Continuous Training in Foundation Management

Organized by the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, in partnership with the Center for Philanthropy Studies at the University of Basel (CEPS) and the Centre en philanthropie at the University of Geneva, the Master Class in Foundation Management took place from 17 to 19 June 2019 at Château de Bossey (VD). The 2019 Master Class brought together […]

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July 2019

Manifesto for a European Philanthropy

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls for a favourable environment for philanthropy and commits itself, through the signature of this manifesto, to promoting a single market for philanthropy within the European Union. To date, philanthropy in Europe includes 147,000 organisations equivalent to annual donations of nearly 60 billion euros. However, the regulatory challenges […]

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May 2019

Membership of SwissFoundations and proFonds recognized networks

Since 1st January 2019, the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation has been part of the SwissFoundations network, which represents nearly 160 members. As the voice of charitable foundations in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, the Association of Swiss Donor Foundations has been committed since 2001 to representing their interests independently in political and economic matters. In the same spirit […]

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