fondation pour la defense de l'environnement

Foundations taking an interest in the environment in Switzerland

There are many foundations in Switzerland : according to the estimations of the Federal Authority for Monitoring Foundations, the assets of the Swiss foundations are estimated at 30 billion Swiss francs, and the annual amounts paid out stand at 1 billion Swiss francs.

To find your way around, and find out which ones to contact, an initial approach can be made using the Federal Directory of Foundations, which you can consult online on the site of the Monitoring Authority : the directory has the advantage of enabling you to sort the associations using keywords such as environment, ecology, sustainable development, animals, water, waste disposal, forests, mountains, protection of nature, protection of species, sites, climate, etc.