News

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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May 2019

Collaboration between the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and the State of Vaud for the professional integration of refugees

The Swiss Philanthropy Foundation (SPF) is pleased to announce the launch of a new project under its “Education and Employment” thematic fund, whose objective is the professional integration of refugees. This project, carried out by the 1951 Association, is co-financed by the Office for the Integration of Foreigners and the Prevention of Racism (BCI) of […]

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April 2019

Partnership with the media “Le Temps”!

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is pleased to announce its collaboration with the media “Le Temps”  thanks to the launch of its institutional blog. The team is delighted with this new project and the upcoming publications, which will put forward the world of foundations and the major themes of philanthropy. We invite you to discover the first articles […]

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March 2019

The TGE Network is growing

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is delighted to welcome Greece and its representative institution as a new member of the European network of cross-border donations, a testimony to its development. Founded in 2015, HIGGS is the first incubator for non-profit organizations in Greece, promoting their development through training, mentoring, networking and events. Discover HIGGS, our new reference […]

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March 2019

Philanthropy: a Geneva success story

Discover the testimony of the President of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, Etienne Eichenberger, in the latest 3D ECO programme on Leman Bleu, an opportunity to discuss the latest evolutions in philanthropy and the role and place of Geneva in this development and these opportunities.  

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February 2019

Center for Philanthropy Studies of the University of Basel | Online course «Entrepreneurship in Nonprofits» starting April 1st 2019

What are nonprofit organizations and what does social entrepreneurship mean? How can I achieve social innovation in a sustainable way? And how do I achieve long-lasting impact with my social project? Find the answer to these and many more questions in the FutureLearn online course«Entrepreneurship in Nonprofits». Over the course of five weeks, Prof. Dr. […]

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