Philanthropy for education, research and innovation

You wish to do something worthwhile with your assets. You wish to be personally involved in non-profit projects. You find donating money too impersonal and not sufficiently transparent. 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.

Promoting education, research and innovation

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. The level of knowledge and innovation in a society will determine tomorrow's prosperity and thus also a high level of culture and social security.

However, some potential grant-makers are discouraged by the complexity of ERI themes. Gebert Rüf Stiftung has been involved in the ERI sector for over 20 years and has built up a great deal of funding experience and a dense network of contacts within universities and universities of applied sciences.

We would be happy to show you the support possibilities in the BFI area both within and outside the framework of Gebert Rüf Stiftung.

A good solution for small foundations

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 an endowment or 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.