Press

May 2021

Special contribution by Sabrina Grassi

The year 2020 was characterised by new challenges and opportunities generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. For a better understanding of how an umbrella foundation can provide a quick and agile solution to donors wishing to respond to new emerging needs, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation invites you to read the following article “Swiss foundations’ response to the […]

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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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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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December 2020

« Philanthropy comes to the rescue of health », Bilan, 27 november 2020.

In its 2020 edition of the series “The 300 richest in Switzerland”, the magazine Bilan devoted a dossier on philanthropy and the strong mobilization of donors for health, reinforced by the current health emergency context. Etienne Eichenberger contributed to this notebook by reviewing in particular the collaboration of the foundation he chairs Swiss Philanthropy Foundation […]

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May 2020

Heidi.news | Point du jour by Etienne Eichenberger

Etienne Eichenberger is the guest of Heidi.news “Point du jour”, dedicated today to philanthropy. This episode revealed incredible outbursts of generosity and simple gestures of solidarity, revealing the best of ourselves. We invite you to discover it online. Swiss Philanthropy Foundation thanks Heidi.news for this opportunity to remind the importance and the role of philanthropy […]

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May 2020

SPF Blog on Le Temps | “Support the angels share”

Martial Paris, managing partner at WISE – philanthropy advisors, is a guest of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation’s blog on the Temps platform. It reflects the realities experienced by NGOs on the ground and the challenges encountered in carrying out their missions with the poorest in these times of pandemic. He urges donors to be flexible and […]

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April 2020

Tribune de Genève | WHO has approached a Geneva-based foundation to raise funds

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation has been working alongside the World Health Organization in the fight against COVID19 . As a host foundation, our role is to accompany the WHO in raising funds in Switzerland and Europe for the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund, to help support “a global response to […]

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April 2020

AGEFI | Interview Etienne Eichenberger: « Today’s priority for donors is to support the medical emergency»

In an interview with AGEFI, Etienne Eichenberger, co-founder of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation (SPF), recalls the impact of the crisis on the actions of the sheltered foundations. He explains how SPF was able to use its expertise to help the WHO to approach non-state donors for the first time. The launch in partnership with the […]

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March 2020

SPF Blog on Le Temps | “I can’t I have blood drive !” by Pascal Hufschmid, ICRC Director

Give blood? Know his blood type? As he accompanies a group of invited visitors to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (ICRC) of which he is the director, Pascal Hufschmid reads aloud the title of a poster for the latest temporary exhibition: “Blood – the gift of life”. The poster, which includes red […]

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April 2020

WHO joins forces with the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, AGEFI

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the first and only fund for individuals, companies and institutions to contribute to the global response to COVID-19. To expand the global donor network, WHO has partnered with two charitable foundations: Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and United Nations Foundation. Both foundations will receive donations, which will then be used […]

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