Philanthropy Tools for Experts

Discover the whole world of philanthropy with our offers for private individuals and consultants. Navigate the diverse landscape of foundations or search for people in the nonprofit world. Compile an appealing booklet from your research results or donate directly to over 5’000 organizations and projects and, last but not least, stay up to date with


Digital Philanthropy in one Place

With StiftungSchweiz, private individuals and consultants can find everything they need to fulfill their philanthropic needs. All that in one place. With a subscription to StiftungSchweiz, you start your digital philanthropy in one place, with just a few clicks. Your benefits at a glance:

Suchen und finden

Search more Efficiently

Find your way easily through the thicket of the nonprofit sector: StiftungSchweiz offers you a comprehensive directory and clever search system all in one. The intelligent search quickly connects foundations, organizations, projects and people.

Donate Impactfully

More choice when donating: with a subscription, you also get unlimited access to the foundation platform in addition to the freely accessible donation platform. Thanks to the large selection of organizations and projects, you will find your passion project.

Appealing Presentation

Whether it’s a private fundraising event or a professional presentation: StiftungSchweiz’s practical brochure function allows you to present your research results in an appealing way – both digitally and on paper.

Inform and Network Easily

StiftungSchweiz offers you numerous opportunities to obtain information and to network. Events, jobs, books, publications, facts, figures, knowledge hub, e-learning courses, tips: here you’ll find everything going on in the nonprofit world.

Get started for free: Even in the Free level you have unlimited access to the directory

Tools and info for experts

The comprehensive search system quickly and easily shows you suitable organizations and projects. For a customer meeting, you can summarize everything in an attractive booklet with just a few clicks. Join the discussion in the networks and find out what is currently moving the sector. In addition, keeps you up to date with know-how and the latest first-hand information.

With over 13,000 non-profit organizations in Switzerland, it is not easy to keep track of everything. Use the extensive directory and store relevant organizations in smart lists.

  • unlimited use of the search and efficient research with smart filters
  • Create lists and work in them
  • Collaborate with team members and set different usage rights
  • Receive matching organizations as a suggestion
  • Notifications for changes

For example, are you a lawyer, notary public, fiduciary or financial advisor? And have you ever asked yourself how you can competently and effortlessly inform clients who want to set up a foundation or make a larger (testamentary) donation about their options? offers you the opportunity to provide your clients with the best possible advice on making a gift or bequest and to quickly submit concrete proposals.

  • Comprehensive and targeted research for funding topics, organizations and projects
  • Appealing presentation of search results
  • Involvement of clients in research and selection possible if required
  • Simple solutions with little effort
  • Already with a free registration access to the directory

Everything going on in the foundation and nonprofit world can be found here. Almost, anyway. In addition, there are various opportunities to learn new things and get practical help. Don’t miss it!

  • Search for foundation councillors
  • Join the discussion in the networks
  • Useful publications and access to the webinars and workshops
  • Present your own offer
  • Industry statistics with facts and figures on philanthropy
  • Knowledge-Hub with lots of info, e.g. on impact monitoring and legal issues
  • Blog, newsletter, the magazin THE PHILANTHROPIST (online and in print)

You can manage all of your activities on via a practical dashboard. This is where all the information that is relevant to you is gathered.

  • Clear display of all activities
  • Multi-user capability
  • Customizable information
  • Statistics and evaluations
  • Multilingual use of the platform possible (German, English, French, Italian, Spanish)

Help shape philanthropy: Starting at Pro, you will moderate your own networks and set accents in the sector.


Spotlight: the Search Function of StiftungSchweiz

It is important for all philanthropists to be able to easily navigate the nonprofit sector. The best way to get there is through a fast and efficient digital search. StiftungSchweiz fulfills this need with its clever search system.

  1. Efficient matching
    Use smart filters in your search to increase your matching rate: StiftungSchweiz uses the NKS system of categorisation, which was developed especially for the fundraising sector, based on decades of experience. By combining relevant filters, you can find suitable foundations quickly and efficiently.
  2. High data quality: Getting a search result quickly is not everything. The quality is also crucial. Every day, we are personally committed to ensuring that all data on our platform is accurate, up-to-date and well secured.
  3. Multiple search systems: Put an end to one-dimensional searches. StiftungSchweiz gives you access to several search systems in one place: Search for matching grant giving foundations, foundation council members and industry statistics.
  4. Diverse navigation StiftungSchweiz offers you various ways to search for suitable funding organizations. Use the quick search via text field or navigate through the foundation landscape with the foundation map. If you like, you can also search for foundations regionally. However you search: With StiftungSchweiz, all roads lead to a match!

A good network for more impact – more success in philanthropy

The most important thing for funders, non-profit organizations, as well as private individuals is to find the right partner without detours. The best way to get there is through efficient search and good networking. StiftungSchweiz does justice to this. With a model tailored to the needs of philanthropy.


Search the comprehensive foundation directory – completely free of charge!


Get started on your research and use the smart lists.


Unleash the power of digital networking for more effective digital philanthropy.


Actively shape philanthropy with your own offerings and take advantage of exclusive exchanges.

Frequently asked questions

Even from the Free level, you get unlimited access to the search function and can join networks with an invitation.

Starting from the “Starter” level, you can create unlimited lists and store your organizations in them. The lists can also be downloaded quite easily.

With “Pro” you will additionally receive suggestions for suitable organizations and will be notified about changes.

Yes. From level “Pro” you can open and moderate your own networks. Learn more about the networks here.

From the “Partner” level on, you can make full use of the application management system and involve team members in it. The system is still under development and will be available this winter 2023.

Use the canton filter and the legal form “foundation”. In order to collect all results in a clear list, you either need a starter access or you place a non-binding search request with us. Contact us:

As a partner, you can present your own services on StiftungSchweiz, e.g. in a webinar. You will receive your own partner page on StiftungSchweiz. If you are interested, please feel free to contact us.

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