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October 2023

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation participates in Building Bridges

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation participated in the Summit and Actions Days of the Building Bridges conference, held this week in Geneva. Building Bridges is a collaborative event that aims to advance sustainable finance in Switzerland and around the world, addressing the twin crises of climate and nature, worsening social inequalities and how to mobilize capital to […]

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October 2023

Ticino Welcome | Interview with Sabrina Grassi

“Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, always close to all donors”. Sabrina Grassi, Executive Director of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and President of SwissFoundations, was interviewed by Elisa Bortoluzzi Dubach of the Swiss-Italian magazine Ticino Welcome. The article, published on September 27, 2023, retraces the development and key moments in the evolution of our Foundation, which has historically opened […]

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September 2023

European Philanthropy: overcoming barriers – panel discussion and workshop

How to overcome barriers in giving and receiving? Philanthropic engagement has a crucial role to play to cope with today’s challenges in an increasingly disruptive environment. New ways of giving practices must be explored to shape and support the ongoing transformation. Governments, for the most part, want to stimulate philanthropy: across Europe, many countries provide […]

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September 2023

In solidarity with Morocco, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation offers resources for philanthropists to express their generosity

Morocco was hit by a powerful earthquake on the night of September 8-9, 2023, the strongest ever measured in the country. The death toll now stands at over 2,900. Moved by the scale of this tragedy, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation wishes to show its solidarity with Morocco by listing the initiatives launched by our network of […]

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August 2023

Video testimonial of a collaborative initiative hosted by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation

To what extent do you think collaboration can make a difference in philanthropy? What is your organization’s role in the S2Cities: Safe and Sound Cities’ collaborative intiative? What are the advantages of choosing Swiss Philanthropy Foundation as a fiscal sponsor? Discover the answers to these questions and more in our video interview with Eva Moldovanyi […]

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August 2023

25 participants take part in the 11th edition of the Master Class in Philanthropy

This year’s Master Class in Philanthropy was once again well attended and sold out. At the Château de Bossey estate, a group of 25 participants took part in the training, bringing together people involved in foundation boards and management, banking and legal experts, as well as private philanthropists. Practical case studies, presentations and testimonials alternated, […]

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August 2023

Partners for a New Economy publishes its first Annual Report

Partners for a New Economy (P4NE), a donor collaborative hosted by Swiss Philanthropy Foundation since 2015, has published its first Annual Report. P4NE is an international collaboration of donor foundations, which aims to transform the economic system so that it generates positive effects on the environment and society. The fund was established in 2015 by […]

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August 2023

Alliance Magazine | Interview with Sabrina Grassi and Marc Salzmann

In an interview with British magazine Alliance, Sabrina Grassi, Director General of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, and Marc Salzmann, Head of Partnerships, talk about the umbrella foundation model, as well as the Swiss foundation landscape and trends. New models for philanthropic vehicles are also discussed, such as donor advised funds, collaborative funds and fiscal sponsorship for […]

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July 2023

Survey on the generosity of the Swiss abroad

How generous are the Swiss abroad? This is one of the questions on the minds of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and the Organization of the Swiss Abroad, SwissCommunity. This is why they have jointly commissioned the gfs.bern institute to carry out a survey on the values and attitudes of the Swiss abroad with regard to generosity […]

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June 2023

Transnational Giving Europe Network 2022 numbers

Philanthropy knows no borders! Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is the sole Swiss representative of the Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) network. Created in 1998, this network aims to facilitate cross-border donations and promote European philanthropy. It currently has 19 member states, represented by the most important European foundations and associations. In 2022, the number of donors using […]

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