Who are we?
Swiss Solidarity uses your donations wisely. We ensure that the funds we raise go to high quality humanitarian and social projects.
Swiss Solidarity uses your donations wisely.
We ensure that our partners use the funds raised in high-quality humanitarian and social projects that meet the needs of those affected by disasters and humanitarian crises both in Switzerland and abroad.
It promotes the exchange of skills and knowledge in the field of humanitarian aid.
As a foundation, Swiss Solidarity embodies the solidarity of the people of Switzerland. Our mission is to serve people in need. We ensure that aid arrives quickly and that it is focused and sustainable over the long term. And we see to it that every franc donated is used as effectively and efficiently as possible.Roland Thomann, Director of Swiss Solidarity
The story of Swiss Solidarity began in 1946 in Lausanne, with a song and the need to do something about the suffering caused by Second World War.
Radio presenter Roger Nordmann and entertainer Jack Rollan launched their first appeal on 26 September 1946 on Radio Sottens, in aid of children suffering from the effects of the war.
Above all, our founders were radio presenters with generous hearts. Today we are the largest private humanitarian aid donor in Switzerland.
For over 30 years we have been an autonomous foundation and the humanitarian arm of the SRG.
We don’t operate abroad directly. We work with 26 Swiss partner NGOs to ensure that your donations are used to the best possible effect.
Every four years we review our partnerships with the NGOs and either renew their accreditation or terminate the partnership, and accept new organizations.
We may also work with non-accredited aid agencies and organizations on occasion.
This means that we are always working with agencies that can respond quickly and effectively when disaster strikes.
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