FACTS AND FIGURES AS PER JANUARY 1ST, 2016

Support activities



Gebert Rüf Stiftung currently supports and monitors over 155 projects – with varying levels of funding and coaching. Since the establishment of the foundation 763 projects have been approved for support, of which more than 608 have been completed.


Individual support


Over 90 % of the funds are allocated to salaries of young scientists. This job-oriented grant-making policy is sufficient to permanently provide the total costs for 180 full-time positions of academics and junior researchers or 250 full- and part-time positions. In all over 350 people are involved in currently supported projects.

Time-limited areas of activity


With its limited means Gebert Rüf Stiftung seeks to give impulses and therefore bundles its activities into specific areas of activity. By periodically resetting these areas, it avoids maintaining circumscribed and inflexible programs. As the areas of activity are time-limited, there is a continuous freeing up of capacity and a need for the development of new areas and activities.

Funding


Since its establishment in 1997 Gebert Rüf Stiftung has released a total of CHF 180 million in funding, of which CHF 164.7 million has been invested in direct project support. The annual funding volume has developed as follows:

  • 1998 CHF 2.3 million
  • 1999 CHF 5.7 million
  • 2000 CHF 8.1 million
  • 2001 CHF 8.3 million
  • 2002 CHF 7.9 million
  • 2003 CHF 9.0 million
  • 2004 CHF 8.6 million
  • 2005 CHF 9.1 million
  • 2006 CHF 10 million
  • 2007 CHF 9.5 million
  • 2008 CHF 8.2 million
  • 2009 CHF 8.7 million
  • 2010 CHF 9.1 million
  • 2011 CHF 10.4 million
  • 2012 CHF 10.2 million
  • 2013 CHF 13.6 million
  • 2014 CHF 13.8 million
  • 2015 CHF 12.3 million

Operational expenses 2015


In the 18th year of operation foundation expenditure amounted to 8.1 % or CHF 1.1 million, CHF 0.77 million of which went toward project expenditure in initiating, monitoring and networking tasks. Administrative costs of 2.3 % or CHF 0.3 million were spent on ensuring that the foundation office could carry out central administrative tasks.