WELCOME TO SYMPHASIS

The umbrella foundation for social, ecological and cultural projects

  • FOUNDATION

    SYMPHASIS is a charitable umbrella foundation. It supports social, ecological, and cultural projects according to the donor's wishes.

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  • SUPPORT AREAS

    The SYMPHASIS umbrella foundation supports social, ecological, and cultural projects. The following examples illustrate the range of support activities.

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  • FOUNDERS

    Founders can make a donation to SYMPHASIS at any time or name the umbrella foundation as a beneficiary (of an estate) in their will.

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  • PROJECT PARTNERS

    The SYMPHASIS Foundation supports projects of charitable institutions that are tax-exempt. SYMPHASIS usually contacts potential project partners itself in order to identify eligible projects.

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO INVEST IN CHARITABLE CAUSES?

By setting up a subfoundation under the charitable SYMPHASIS umbrella foundation, you can get involved without having to start a separate foundation.

Professor Felix Gutzwiller, Chairman of the charitable SYMPHASIS Foundation

ABOUT US

Donors may set up a subfoundation under the umbrella of the SYMPHASIS Foundation and are free to determine the charitable purposes of this subfoundation. The SYMPHASIS Foundation is responsible for managing the operations of the subfoundation. A subfoundation can be set up during your lifetime or as part of your last will.

The costs of setting up and managing the subfoundation are borne largely by the umbrella foundation.

SYMPHASIS usually contacts potential project partners itself in order to identify eligible projects. Charitable and tax-exempt institutions domiciled in Switzerland can also independently submit requests for project support. However, experience shows that the likelihood of receiving support is relatively low.

FOUNDATION

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PROJECTS WE SUPPORT

SYMPHASIS is committed to improving the living conditions of disadvantaged people. Through its partner organizations, SYMPHASIS supports projects in Switzerland and certain focus countries.

A SELECTION OF OUR PROJECTS

  • Clean drinking water for the poorest in Burkina Faso
  • Education in a favela in Rio de Janeiro
  • Educating female farmers in western Kenya
  • Help for people in need
  • Education for poor children in Rwanda
  • Protecting orangutans in the "Heart of Borneo" in Indonesia
  • Supporting Theater HORA

SUPPORT AREAS

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DONATION OPTIONS

DONATIONS

Founders can make a donation to the SYMPHASIS umbrella foundation at any time. SYMPHASIS is recognized as a charitable institution by the tax authorities. This means that donations to the foundation can be deducted for tax purposes in accordance with the applicable cantonal provisions.

LEGACIES

Founders can name SYMPHASIS as a beneficiary in their will.

MERGER

Boards of trustees of existing foundations may be interested in considering a merger with the SYMPHASIS umbrella foundation. Merging with SYMPHASIS entails setting up a subfoundation under the umbrella foundation as the successor to the merged foundation.

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PROJECT REQUESTS

We usually contact potential project partners ourselves in order to identify eligible projects. Charitable and tax-exempt institutions can also independently submit requests for project support. However, experience shows that the likelihood of receiving support is relatively low.

Additionally, requests for contributions to budgets rather than to a specific project and project requests that do not meet the criteria with regard to content and form are not considered.

Requests submitted to the SYMPHASIS Foundation are reviewed on an ongoing basis. The Foundation's project managers will be happy to help with any inquiries relating to project submissions. Please send an email or use the contact form.

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