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April 2020

COVID-19: a crash test for NGOs and donors

The consequences for the economy are still being assessed, but what about support for NGOs, in Switzerland or elsewhere, and through them, aid to the most disadvantaged ? What are their response capacities? For many NGOs, the impacts are major, as they offer a range of services that are directly impacted by the containment measures. […]

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March 2020

A fund against coronavirus launched via Geneva, « Le Temps »

Find the Covid19 Fund in the columns of the newspaper Le Temps, with the testimony of Etienne Eichenberger, Chairman of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation.  “We are making our infrastructure and expertise available to this initiative and to donors to facilitate the collectof donations while forwarding them to the World Health Organization (WHO)” explains Etienne Eichenberger.  Discover […]

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January 2020

New nominations

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sabrina Grassi as Director General of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation starting on the January 1st, 2020, four years after joining the Foundation. In addition, the team will be growing further with the arrival of Irina Schlossarek as Project Manager in February, and most recently of Laurent Hostettler […]

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March 2020

Master Class 2020

In 2020, after 7 editions and more than 200 participants in Romandie, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation continues to organise the Master Class , in partnership with the Center for Philanthropy Studies of Basel University (CEPS) and the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy of the University of Geneva (UNIGE). Who should attend? This training is intended primarily for […]

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November 2019

November 2019: A look back at the field visit to Brazil

As part of its thematic funds, the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation travelled to Brazil to monitor projects on the theme of education and employment of disadvantaged young people, in collaboration with WISE – philanthropy advisors. The organisations supported by the Foundation help young people in precarious situations, thanks to projects facilitating their social and professional integration […]

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November 2019

The Foundation is looking for new offices in Geneva

Based on our recent developments, we are looking for new offices in Geneva for the first quarter of 2020, with a minimum area of 150m2 easily accessible from Cornavin station. We would be grateful if you could share this publication with your contacts and inform us if an opportunity arises by contacting us at: contact@swissphilanthropy.ch

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November 2019

Presentation of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation at Lang Philanthropy Day 2019 in Milan

The Swiss Philanthropy Foundation participated in the Lang Philanthropy Day 2019, organised by the Fondazione Lang, on 24 October in Milan. This 7th edition entitled “New Philanthropy: trends, insights, opportunities” was devoted to innovative philanthropic practices. At the “Family and philanthropy” panel, Sabrina Grassi, Director of Operations, presented the solutions proposed by the Swiss Philanthropy […]

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October 2019

Presentation of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation at the Forum des Fondations

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation participated in the 2019 Forum des Fondations, organised by SwissFoundations. This 9th edition was devoted to governance issues, a theme at the heart of current events in the foundation sector. On the occasion of the panel “Finance and organization: to shelter or not to shelter, that is the question! ” Sabrina Grassi […]

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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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