June 2024

Discover the article on the Demaimpact initiative in the Report on Foundations in Switzerland.

The annual report on foundations in Switzerland provides up-to-date figures, facts and trends at both national and international level. It aims to enrich knowledge in the field of foundations. For its fifteenth edition, the report has highlighted foundations that involve young people in governance and therefore Swiss Philanthropy Foundation! We are delighted to announce that […]

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November 2023

Survey on the generosity of the Swiss abroad | Press review

Our survey on the generosity of the Swiss abroad, conducted in partnership with the Organization of the Swiss Abroad and commissioned from the gfs.bern institute, has received coverage in the national press. Find below the articles that mention this subject. “Swiss Philanthropy Foundation: What motivates the Swiss abroad to be generous” in The Philanthropist, October […]

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November 2023

Institutional Money | Interview with Sabrina Grassi

We should be the avant-garde, the pioneers Sabrina Grassi, Executive Director of the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, was interviewed by journalist Hans Weitmayr for the Austrian magazine Institutional Money. In this interview, she discusses her role at the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation. She details how the Foundation facilitates philanthropy from donors, and looks back at how the […]

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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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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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December 2022

Bilan | Contribution by Sabrina Grassi : “Switzerland, global hub for ocean philanthropy

In its new supplement dedicated to philanthropy, the magazine Bilan proposes an article entitled “Switzerland, a global hub for ocean philanthropy”. Sabrina Grassi, General Director of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, explains this phenomenon by two factors: the link between glaciers and lakes and the oceans via rivers, and Switzerland’s international role. “The fact that we don’t […]

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November 2022

BSL Magazine | Contribution of Sabrina Grassi : “Philanthropy : new trends and solutions to facilitate access to philanthropy”

In a new article published in the latest edition of BSL Magazine (Banking in Switzerland and Luxembourg), Sabrina Grassi, General Director of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, gives an overview of current developments in philanthropy. These include changes in donor profiles and in the way philanthropists deploy their commitment and the goals they pursue. Secondly, she explains […]

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October 2022

Alliance Magazine | Contribution of Sabrina Grassi : “Collaboration in philanthropy: three projects that illustrate the latest trends”

Alliance Magazine is an international publication dedicated to philanthropy and social investment. Sabrina Grassi, Director General of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, contributed to the online version of the magazine, “Latest from Alliance”. She writes an article on collaboration in philanthropy and three examples of projects hosted by the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation that illustrate the latest trends […]

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September 2021

SPF Blog on “Le Temps” platform | Philanthropy and ‘advocacy’, dangerous liaisons?, Davide Rodogno

“Philanthropy and ‘advocacy’, dangerous liaisons” Davide Rodogno, guest of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation Blog on the “Le Temps” platform, explores this question. “Here is the – political – crux of the problem: when does political activism or lobbying go beyond the accepted (acceptable) perimeter and consequently nullify the privileges – fiscal, for example – of a […]

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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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