Switzerland’s leading charitable umbrella foundation
Requests for funding
Since the Foundation for Founders is an umbrella foundation, it does not accept any requests for funding. The individual foundations incorporated within its organisation are exclusively responsible for funding.
What is an umbrella foundation?
An umbrella foundation provides dependent foundations and smaller endowments with the opportunity to pool administrative tasks, asset management, and certain aspects of project support. On the one hand there are umbrella foundations operated by banks, while on the other we find independent umbrella foundations managed by financial service providers. Umbrella foundations are ideally suited to accommodate 'sub-foundations' and legacies. They maintain a professional system of asset and donation management, and represent a particularly attractive alternative to an individual foundation, especially in the case of less substantial estates.
Your advantage with the FdF:
We enable founders to choose between two vehicles to execute their charitable foundation idea without any restriction whatsoever in terms of content or geographic location: a general foundation fund or a dedicated, restricted foundation fund.