Philanthropic funds

Set up a Donor advised fund with an initial starting capital or through an annual contribution.

Your fund is an independent entity within the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and can be named according to your wishes. Without the burden of running a foundation, you can focus your efforts on achieving your goals and become personally involved in projects you care about, with the help of your family if you wish.

Donor advised funds are managed by a steering committee that includes the founder(s) or their representative and at least one member representing the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation. It can take as little as a few weeks to set up a personal philanthropic fund depending on your availability and how quickly you want to start making grants.

The fund’s assets are held in a segregated account, which is kept completely separate from the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation’s other assets. Founders can suggest a preferred custodian bank, account manager, and main coordinator. As an independent hosting foundation with no connection to any bank, we give you the freedom to choose the service partners you want to work with, in agreement with us.