Foundations in the Canton of Jura

Jura is located in the north-west of Switzerland, on the border with France. The Jura mountains give the canton its name. The relatively new status as a canton is mainly due to political tensions.

Canton Jura – Diverse and Vibrant Foundation Landscape

Until 1979, the French-speaking region belonged to the predominantly German-speaking canton of Berne, and after violent riots it seceded by referendum. A thriving cultural landscape, turbulent history, popular tourist destinations and unspoilt nature make the canton of Jura a particularly exciting place for philanthropy. Many non-profit initiatives, projects and associations are active here. Diverse scholarships, grant giving organizations and funds in the Jura complement and finance the charitable work in the Jura. Find out here what distinguishes the foundation landscape in the Jura and how you can quickly and easily find suitable addresses and contacts for your funding application in the StiftungSchweiz foundation register.

Grant Giving Organizations & Foundation Landscape in the Swiss Jura

With only 88 Jura residents per square kilometre, Switzerland’s youngest canton is well below the national average density of 212 people per square kilometre. The largest town and capital of the Jura is Delémont (Delsberg). Delément holds the record for the highest density of associations in Switzerland: around 200 associations are based and active there. This corresponds to one association for every 56 inhabitants. These include many leisure and sports associations, but also organisations that are active in the fields of art and culture, environmental protection and animal welfare, or politics, society and business. This density of associations may be unique in the whole of Switzerland, but it describes a picture of the nonprofit sector that can be transferred from Delément to the entire canton.

The foundation landscape in the Jura is correspondingly diverse and lively. 2023’s Swiss Foundation Report counted 121 foundations in the canton of Jura at the end of 2022. The protection-worthy nature in the Jura mountains is a focal point for many grant giving organizations in the canton. Promoting and supporting families and young people and other social issues are another focus of some grant giving organizations. In the field of art and culture, non-profit organizations and fundraisers will also find many possible foundations in Jura that are suitable for cooperation.

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How to Find the Right Funding for your Project in the Canton of Jura

With StiftungSchweiz you will find an overview of all active funding agencies and foundations in the canton of Jura. To make your search even more efficient and easier, use the comprehensive services of the foundation register at Clever search and filter functions, an interactive map, interesting facts about the foundations and contact options – you will find everything you need for successful digital fundraising structured and gathered in one place. As the largest platform for digital philanthropy in Switzerland, StiftungSchweiz is the first point of contact for calls for projects, non-profit organizations, grant giving organizations and events. In its own online magazine, The Philanthropist, and via the associated donation platform, initiatives, grant giving organizations and private donors are brought together, informed about the most important developments in the Swiss charity sector and together realise projects that make our society a little bit better – in the canton of Jura and throughout Switzerland.