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July 2017

Measure first-hand the impact of a sheltered fund

The Fund Action Laos sheltered by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation targets the educational development of disadvantaged villages in Laos. The target for 2018 is to support 450 underprivileged young people and the improvement of living conditions for 1’453 families. To this end, the Fund is supporting three organisations in this country: Pencils of promise, PADETC and […]

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June 2017

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation participated to the 8th GFSI edition, the Geneva Forum For Sustainable Investment which took place in Geneva on 1st June 2017

This event has been the occasion to reveal some data of the annual study led by Swiss Sustainable Finance on the sustainable investment market in Switzerland, which increased by 39% this year. Today, the authorities seem more sensitive to the topic of sustainable investment, such as the Federal Council that mentions it in its new […]

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May 2017

Facilitating access to job employment for young people: Exchange of good practices in Hanoi between 13 participating organisations

As part of its “Education and Employment” thematic Fund, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation offers a non-financial added value by giving to the organisations supported by the Fund to meet and to share their experiences and good practices. The Foundation has organised a 4-day collective intelligence workshop in Hanoi which brought together 13 beneficiary organisations from all […]

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April 2017

On tour 2017: Collaborative fund between family foundations

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation organized a breakfast on the theme of collaboration in philanthropy at the Impact Hub Geneva on 21 March 2017. A highly topical subject, as impact and collaboration are recurring topics in all conversations. This debate, animated in a vivid and pertinent way by Tibère Adler, Avenir Suisse’s Director for French-speaking Switzerland, presented […]

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April 2017

On tour 2017: The hosted fund as an alternative to the classical foundation?

A conference on foundations of public utility was held in Lausanne on Thursday 16 March 2017. This conference was part of the series of events organized in the French-speaking Switzerland by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation on the theme “Is philanthropy for you? “. It gathered about thirty participants in the warm and welcoming offices of Fiduciaire Michel […]

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February 2017

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation Video

Do you wish to better understand what a personal philanthropic fund is? We invite you to watch our new video, that explains this solution with simplicity:

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December 2016

Bernard Vischer, partner in Schellenberg Wittmer, joins the Foundation Board

The Foundation Board of Trustees is delighted to welcome Bernard Vischer, a lawyer at the Geneva bar and a partner of Schellenberg Wittmer study in Geneva, among its members. Bernard was a managing partner from 2002 to 2007 and now heads the Private Clients Group. He is mainly active in the field of estate and […]

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November 2016

Second edition of the NewGen Council

The second edition of the “NewGen Council” took place from 15 to 17 September 2016 in London. This project is supported by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, in collaboration with WISE – philanthropy advisors, as part of its thematic fund “Promotion of Philanthropy”. This second round allowed to pursue the reflections and ideas initiated in February in […]

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November 2016

Conference about philanthropic foundations in Sion

On 8 November 2016, a conference on philanthropic foundations organized by Société Générale in partnership with the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation was held at the Maison FXB du Sauvetage in Sion. The event, which brought together key stakeholders from the philanthropy sector as well as over 30 participants, was part of the 10th anniversary of the […]

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September 2016

2015 Annual Report

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is delighted to announce the publication of our 2015 annual report. The year 2015 was one of growth and continued success for the Foundation, ushering in several important changes in the Foundation’s structure and governance, as well as further growth in the number of funds hosted. In 2016, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation celebrated […]

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