Foundations in the Canton of Obwalden
The canton of Obwalden recorded 69 foundations at the end of 2022. The high proportion of church foundations, which account for around a quarter of all foundations in the canton, is striking.
Obwalden: High Concentration of Church Foundations
According to the Swiss Foundation Report, the canton of Obwalden recorded 69 foundations at the end of 2022. In terms of foundation density, the half-canton lives up to its designation as the center of Switzerland – with 17,9 foundations per 10’000 inhabitants, it is roughly in the middle of the pack in Switzerland. Together with Nidwalden, there are thus over 150 foundations in the Unterwalden region – a considerable number for the original canton.
In 2022, two foundations were newly established in Obwalden and none were liquidated. This corresponds to a growth of 2,9%. In Switzerland as a whole, the number of foundations is also rising; in 2022, there were 123 more foundations than in the previous year.
Foundation Landscape in the Canton of Obwalden
Obwalden is located in the heart of Switzerland and offers idyllic lakes as well as exciting mountain landscapes. Just as varied as the actual landscape of the region is the foundation landscape of the half-canton. The high proportion of church foundations, which account for around a quarter of all foundations in Obwalden, is striking. Furthermore, many of the foundations have their domicile in Sarnen, the capital of the canton.
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The focus of the foundations and non-profit organizations is mainly in the social sector. However, there is also a wide range of art and culture on offer – for example, the Sarna Jubiläums-Stiftung has been promoting all kinds of cultural endeavors with a focus on Obwalden since 1984.
Research of Grant Giving Organizations & Non-Profit Organizations in Obwalden
The foundation directory of StiftungSchweiz facilitates the coordination of all philanthropists in Obwalden. The most important information, areas of activity and contact persons can be seen directly on the portrait of the respective organizations. Thanks to the intuitive search and filter options, you can find suitable non-profit organizations quickly and easily. Get an overview of current projects in the region or even the whole of Switzerland on the StiftungSchweiz platform. This way you can find interesting ventures in just a few clicks and coordinate in no time.
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