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July 2020

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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July 2020

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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June 2020

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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June 2020

SPF Blog on Le Temps | “We should all be prepared to make a meaningful contribution to the community”

Christophe Equey is the guest of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation’s Blog on “Le Temps” platform. In his testimony, he shares with us his experience and his vision of volunteering, particularly as a member of Foundation Boards, a function of importance, but too often underestimated by those who accept them. After having directed a large Valaisian […]

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June 2020

“Campaign to Stop Killer Robots” wins the Ypres Peace Prize 2020

The City Council of Ypres in Belgium announced this week the winner of its 2020 Peace Prize and awarded the “Campaign to Stop Killer Robots”. A symbolic distinction for the campaign, which has been working since 2012 to ban the production and use of autonomous lethal weapon systems (“Killer Robots”), by increasing actions to inform […]

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June 2020

Our Biannual Report 2018-2019

We are pleased to announce that Swiss Philanthropy Foundation’s Biannual Report 2018–2019 is now available! Download it through the link below to find out what we have achieved over the past two years. For this edition, we decided to focus on theme of collaboration, through portraits of six individuals who share their experience of various […]

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May 2020

Philanthropy Forum Capsule – Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

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? Kenneth Roth, […]

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May 2020

Fonds d’aide rapide | Impact : Témoignage d’une organisation bénéficiaire, INSAN, Liban

Le Fonds d’aide rapide COVID-19, créé par Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, vient en aide aux ONG dont les activités sont impactées par la pandémie. Grâce à la forte mobilisation de donateurs et d’un mécanisme de « matching-funds » par SPF, un fonds de CHF 500’000.- a été réuni en un temps record, permettant de soutenir des […]

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May 2020

Inaugural Impact report for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization

The first impact report for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization has been released. It covers the period between the Fund’s launch on March 13 to May 1, 2020 and provides updates on the early use of the Fund’s resources, as well as details about WHO’s and its partners’ efforts to […]

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May 2020

Heidi.news | Point du jour by Etienne Eichenberger

Etienne Eichenberger is the guest of Heidi.news “Point du jour”, dedicated today to philanthropy. This episode revealed incredible outbursts of generosity and simple gestures of solidarity, revealing the best of ourselves. We invite you to discover it online. Swiss Philanthropy Foundation thanks Heidi.news for this opportunity to remind the importance and the role of philanthropy […]

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