Fondation des Fondateurs
Fondation des Fondateurs
Fondation des Fondateurs
Fondation des Fondateurs
Fondation des Fondateurs
Fondation des Fondateurs
Fondation des Fondateurs
Fondation des Fondateurs
Fondation des Fondateurs
Fondation des Fondateurs
Fondation des Fondateurs
Fondation des Fondateurs
Fondation des Fondateurs

Just endow a foundation – we will look after the details

Fondation des Fondateurs (Foundation of the Founders) is committed to making endowments as simple as possible. Established 2007, it is today Switzerland's leading umbrella foundation. Its management has proven expertise in philanthropy, and deals professionally with the execution of your grant-making wishes. Independent of any third-party interests, it accompanies you purpose-oriented in the establishment and efficient implementation of your foundation idea – however large or small your endowment may be.

Your foundation idea is in good hands at Fondation des Fondateurs.

The cost-efficient route to your foundation

You are able to implement your foundation idea cost-efficiently thanks to the joint use of infrastructure and coverage of administrative expenses.

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The bespoke way of implementing your foundation idea

We give you the utmost leeway in structuring the idea behind your foundation. You will be able to select a bespoke name for your foundation, and to keep its structures flexible.

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Automatic tax exemption

Donations are deductible from direct taxes on the very first day within the framework of the relevant tax law. We issue charitable donation certificates for all donations.

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Your access to a large network

We allow you to benefit automatically from membership in SwissFoundations, an association that brings together over 100 grant-making foundations in Switzerland, gives them a strong and independent voice, provides sound knowledge of the foundation system, and organises useful events.

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Benefit from independent advice

The advice provided by Fondation des Fondateurs is unencumbered by the interests of third parties. It maintains an exemplary system of governance, and adopts a neutral political, ideological and religious stance.

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Take efficient and effective action

Bringing together structures, processes, financial resources and true expertise beneath one roof ensures that your instructions are followed efficiently and effectively.

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Receive professional legal support

We provide you with professional legal support in preparing the foundation charter, defining the purpose of the foundation, and in auditing.

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Minimising administrative overheads

Your resources should be used to finance your idea, not its administration. Less substantial and moderately-sized endowments benefit in particular from a favourable proportionality between administrative expense and grant-making volume.

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News

06.11.2015

The new website of the Fondation des Fondateurs

The FdF has overhauled its website and redesigned its public appearance as part of its operative relaunch. The website highlights the FdF's outstanding expertise in setting up and managing foundations.

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30.10.2015

The Fondation des Fondateurs returns to the House of Foundations

The FdF returned to its domicile at Kirchgasse 42 in the city centre of Zurich in mid-October. This property, owned by OPO-Stiftung, was renovated in cooperation with the Zurich Office of Historic Monuments, and besides the FdF is also home to the headquarters of SwissFoundations, Age Stiftung, VELUX STIFTUNG and OPO-Stiftung. The Foundation Board and the Managing Director look forward to far-reaching synergy effects.

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You can reach us by telephone on: +41 44 251 05 45 and by email under: 

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