You wish to do something worthwhile with your assets. But you find donating money too impersonal and not sufficiently transparent. You wish to be personally involved in non-profit projects. Perhaps you wish to pursue a specific issue or a particular grant-making objective. We will support you in your plans and help you to find a solution.

Would You Like to Become a Benefactor?

Traditionally, in Switzerland more money is donated to cultural and social ventures than to the ERI (education, research, innovation) sector. However, there is a great deal of potential for philanthropy here.It is a society's level of know-how today that determines its prosperity tomorrow – and with that a high standard of cultural achievement and a high degree of social stability.

However, some potential grant-makers are discouraged by the complexity of ERI themes. Gebert Rüf Stiftung has been engaged in the ERI sector for  20 years and has built up a dense network within universities and institutes of applied science.

If a foundation has a smaller pool of assets, up to CHF 10 million, the return on assets is often not commensurate with its objectives and its administrative costs. In such cases, it makes sense to establish a non-independent foundation under the auspices of an existing grant-making foundation. The independent umbrella foundation «Fondation des Fondateurs», which operates across the whole of Switzerland, provides just such an option. It guarantees individual solutions and optimum impact at a shared low administrative cost.

Contact us. We will be happy to advise you.