The StiftungSchweiz ecosystem

StiftungSchweiz provides the necessary information, digital tools and appropriate services foreffective, well-connected andtransparent philanthropy.

More effect brings together grant giving foundations and project owners in search for funding, thanks to its clever search and matching system. And on the associated largest donation platform in Switzerland, private individuals and companies can use simple search and filter functions to find relevant organizations and projects for their donations. Philanthropy is not only becoming more digital, but also more environmentally friendly: paper consumption is decreasing.

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As Switzerland’s largest digital philanthropy platform, promotes networking and direct dialog between donors, grant giving foundations and project sponsors, as well as service providers and companies. The blog, the industry magazine «The Philanthropist», the donations magazine, and the company’s own social media channels further stimulate exchange in the nonprofit sector.

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Whether for professional purposes or out of private interest: on you will find everything that is going on and important in the world of foundations and non-profits. Events, jobs, books, publications, industry statistics with current figures from the nonprofit sector, as well as a knowledge hub, e-learning courses and useful tips.

More impact: With us, all players in philanthropy reach their goal – simply, securely, online

As Switzerland’s largest digital philanthropy platform, connects and matches donors, grant giving foundations and project owners as well as service providers and companies. With our two platforms, everyone gets straight to their goal. And thanks to clever digital tools and services, contact and exchange are faster and easier.

Efficient matching for the institutional sector

On our foundation platform,, we offer a sophisticated search system for the institutional sector. The search functions according to the specially developed NKS system of categorisation and enables targeted searches with numerous filters, bringing quick results. Funding organizations and non-profit organizations also receive an online presence on with their own microsite – professional, attractive and multimedia-based. In addition, funding organizations have the option of creating a closed group, a so-called network, on the foundation platform. Topics and collaborations can be discussed here.

You can find an overview of all the functions of the foundation platform here >

More reach for fundraisers

With over 5’000 charitable organizations, the StiftungSchweiz donation platform is the largest platform of its kind in Switzerland and makes the “digital ecosystem of Swiss philanthropy” even more versatile and attractive. Private individuals and companies who want to donate easily and securely will benefit, as will project owners who want to further digitalize their fundraising. All processes and transactions on our platform are optimized to the highest security standards in order to offer you a secure donation option. For project owners, the platform is exciting in terms of attracting new donors: the various distribution channels bring projects directly to smartphones, and with such highlights as peer-to-peer donation campaigns, donation vouchers, or a donation button that can be integrated into their own website, fundraisers can maximize reach and achieve funding goals even faster.

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Companies can do great things – especially in the nonprofit sector. We therefore offer various digital formats specifically for companies that make your corporate philanthropy a reality. Donation vouchers, your own fundraising campaigns, matching fund campaigns, your own donation world on your website, the use of a funding pool or a completely individual solution: the range of our offer is wide.

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More networking: We connect the various players in philanthropy and promote exchange

Simply and directly pass on an important piece of information to the sector? Write about a topic in depth and initiate dialog? A magazine that reports critically, creatively and independently on the sector? StiftungSchweiz offers all this and more to support the flow of information and exchange in the nonprofit sector. In this way, we sustainably strengthen charitable commitment in Switzerland.

Take an active role in shaping philanthropy. Use StiftungSchweiz’s networking function to build your own community and forge alliances or hold inspiring discussions and stay informed.

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Step by step to more exchange & knowledge transfer around philanthropy: Benefit from the wide range of webinars and expand your knowledge, enter into an exchange with others in our workshop formats or book one of our tailor-made services.

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The Philanthropist is the independent magazine of StiftungSchweiz, published four times a year in print and online. Carefully researched reports, exciting interviews, commentaries by proven experts, as well as a guide and versatile short news items make for reading that is as entertaining as it is informative.

The Philanthropist read online >

«The Philanthropist briefing» gets to the heart of philanthropy news: concise, up-to-date coverage from the nonprofit sector. The weekly newsletter of «The Philanthropist» can be subscribed to free of charge.

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With the donation magazine (for the time being in German) and the fortnightly “Do Good” newsletter, we are opening up a new attractive communication channel to private donors. Interesting stories, reports, and valuable tips on digital giving bring the third sector to life.

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Stay up to date with the StiftungSchweiz newsletter. In addition to current topics in philanthropy, it also provides data for upcoming webinars, informs about new features of and provides helpful content.

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More Transparency: we Provide Facts, Figures and ExcitingInsights into the Swiss Philanthropy Sector.

Would you like to receive important information about the sector as well as relevant news and events? Do you want to deepen your knowledge and get to know other players in the nonprofit world? StiftungSchweiz combines figures, knowledge and information from the world of philanthropy on one platform, thus ensuring maximum transparency. faster and easier.

As a philanthropy platform, we offer the opportunity for an exclusive exchange of information between funding organizations and nonprofits: contact details, funding priorities and history, project goals and much more. Benefit from information content tailored to the needs of all philanthropic actors.

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In collaboration with ZKB, the Swiss Philanthropy Performance Index provides an up-to-date overview of the investments and returns of charitable foundations in Switzerland.

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With sector statistics, StiftungSchweiz offers numerous insights and evaluations concerning Swiss philanthropy. New statistics and exciting facts and figures are added continuously. The Foundation Barometer also provides valuable insights into the work of Swiss foundations.

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In the blog, we provide practical and competent reports from the world of philanthropy and foundations. This includes helpful advice as well as in-depth reports from the foundation sector.

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