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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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March 2021

SPF Blog on “Le Temps” platform | “Who is in charge? The question of power in philanthropic relationships”, Georg von Schnurbein

“Who is in charge? The question of power in philanthropic relationships” Georg von Schnurbein, guest of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation Blog on the “Le Temps” platform, explores this question. ” Foundations are only as good as their recipients” Based on the latest “Grantee Review Report” from the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) of the University of […]

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March 2021

The team is growing with the arrival of two new collaborators

Following recent developments at the Foundation, marked in particular by the growth in the number of hosted funds and the strengthening of our institutional partnerships, we are delighted to announce that the team is growing with the arrival of Arline Brisemur as Project Administrator and Nicolas Cuendet as Head of Partnerships. This is the opportunity […]

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February 2021

2020 : Une année record pour la philanthropie transfrontalière en Europe

Dans le contexte si particulier que nous traversons, les élans de générosité et de solidarité n’ont jamais été aussi nombreux, comme en témoignent les derniers chiffres du réseau TGE – “Transnational Giving Europe” dont Swiss Philanthropy Foundation est le représentant pour la Suisse. Sur l’ensemble des activités du réseau en 2020, on relève un accroissement […]

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February 2021

33’000 bénéficiaires : Bilan intermédiaire du Fonds d’aide rapide Covid-19

Le Fonds d’aide rapide COVID-19, créé par Swiss Philanthropy Foundation au printemps 2020, vient en aide aux ONG partenaires de longue date dont les activités ont été impactées par la pandémie. Grâce à la forte mobilisation de donateurs et d’un mécanisme de « matching funds » par SPF, un fonds de CHF 690’000.- a été […]

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February 2021

Interview with the President of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, Etienne Eichenberger in the 3D ECO programme, Léman bleu

An avalanche of donations, new initiatives, mobilisation of companies, Philanthropy has experienced an unprecedented boom in these recent months. How do you explain this impulse of solidarity? To answer this question, Etienne Eichenberger, President of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, was one of the guests on the last 3D ECO programme broadcasted the 21st of February […]

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February 2021

Intervention of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation with international students

Anne-Cathrine Frogg and Laurent Douek, members of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation Board of Trustees as well as Lucile Bula, project administrator within the team, will speak as part of a module devoted to sustainable development of the Master in Global Economic Governance and Public Affairs. Organised jointly by CIFE and the School of Government at […]

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