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January 2024

Discover our news brochures

We recently published new brochures on testamentary philanthropic funds, collaborative funds, thematic philanthropic funds and a general overview of our expertise in donor support. Discover them now! Presentation brochure: Your philanthropy, our expertise Testamentary philanthropic funds with Swiss Philanthropy Foundation – for donors Donor collaboratives hosted by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation Thematic philanthropic funds by Swiss […]

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January 2024

Video testimonial: the philanthropic testamentary fund

Discover the inspiring testimony of a donor who chose to make his philanthropic commitment permanent by opening a testamentary philanthropic fund with Swiss Philanthropy Foundation. In this video, he shares his vision of philanthropy, the motivations that led him to opt for the testamentary philanthropic fund solution, and why Swiss Philanthropy Foundation was the ideal […]

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December 2023

Video: Are the Swiss abroad generous?

To complement our survey on the generosity of the Swiss abroad, conducted by the gfs.bern institute and in collaboration with the Organization of the Swiss Abroad (OSA), we are pleased to share an informative video. The video offers a detailed insight into the process behind the survey. Sabrina Grassi, Executive Director of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, […]

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December 2023

We wish you all the best for 2024 and a happy festive season!

For 2024, we send you wishes filled with hope and gratitude for the generosity that fuels our commitment to support philanthropic initiatives. Together, let’s collaborate to provide solutions that contribute to a better world. Happy festive season and happy New Year!

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November 2023

Launch of the new TGE tool – a European Catalogue for non-profit organizations

On November 28th, GivingTuesday, Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) launched its cutting-edge online platform—a comprehensive European Catalogue of non-profit organizations. The hallmark of this new platform is its ability to boost charitable giving across Europe and showcase TGE-registered charities with online donation pages. These organizations will now be easily discoverable through a user-friendly interface, allowing users […]

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November 2023

A look back at our “European Philanthropy: overcoming barriers” event in Zurich

The “European Philanthropy: overcoming barriers” event, which took place on October 26 at the ETH Student Project House in Zurich, kicked off with a workshop designed specifically for Swiss non-profit organizations raising funds in Europe. Its aim was to explore effective philanthropic solutions and provide an overview of tax considerations for cross-border giving in Europe. […]

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October 2023

Transnational Giving Europe – 2023 steering committee in Toledo

The 2023 Steering Committee of the Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) network was held from October 18 to 20, 2023 in Toledo, Spain. The network comprises 19 member countries across Europe. It promotes European philanthropy and facilitates cross-border donations. Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, which has represented the network in Switzerland since 2008, was present at this event […]

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October 2023

The Foundation welcomes two new employees

The Foundation welcomes two new employees We are delighted to welcome two new members to the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation team. Caroline Daudin joined the Foundation as Administrative Coordinator in July 2023. With a wealth of experience in administrative management within international companies, Caroline assists the Administrative and Financial Management in the follow-up of accounting and […]

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October 2023

“Demaimpact” collaborative initiative: call for participants

The Demaimpact collaborative fund (formerly known as Ensemble et Maintenant), launched by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation alongside three other foundations, enables young people from all backgrounds and walks of life to get involved in philanthropy by selecting projects carried out by and for young people. A real laboratory, the project aims to involve young people from […]

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October 2023

Transparency and solidarity: two typically Swiss values that motivate the generosity of Swiss people abroad

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and the Organization of the Swiss Abroad (OSA), SwissCommunity commissioned gfs.bern to conduct a survey to better understand the generosity of Swiss abroad. The focus was on individual values and the link with Switzerland, but also on giving behaviors and motivations. The 2019 federal elections and subsequent analyses have shown that the […]

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