Foundations in the Canton of Grisons
Situated entirely in the Alps, “little Switzerland” has countless natural and cultural assets that need to be protected. This is exactly where many of the 524 grant giving organizations in Grisons come in. Another distinctive feature is foundations and non-profit organizations that revolve around the fourth national language, Rhaeto-Romanic.
Foundations in Grisons: Little Switzerland
Magnificent mountain landscapes, unique ski areas, untouched nature: Grisons is a very special canton. It is not only the largest canton in Switzerland in terms of area, but also the only one with three official languages: German, Rhaeto-Romanic and Italian. Situated entirely in the Alps, “little Switzerland” has countless natural and cultural assets that need to be protected. This is exactly where many of the 524 grant giving organizations in Grisons come in. They support and promote non-profit organizations that are active in the canton. The high volume of tourism and the emotional attachment to this special region mean that many grant giving organizations outside Grisons also support cantonal projects.
Foundation Landscape in the Canton of Grisons: Regional Diversity
Most of the time, foundations in Grisons are active in the canton itself. Many grant giving organizations focus on cooperation with cantonal non-profit organizations. Of course, there are some exceptions. The areas of support range from environmental protection and animal welfare to education, art and culture, social issues and politics, society and the economy. With a foundation density of 26 foundations per 10’000 inhabitants, the areas of charitable activity are largely covered in the canton of Grisons. A distinctive feature are foundations and non-profit organizations that revolve around the fourth national language, Rhaeto-Romanic. Education, archiving, cultural and linguistic cultivation in relation to this language are provided and supported in particular by projects and grant giving organizations in Grisons.
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