Leave a legacy and a lasting impact
Would you like to leave a lasting legacy for the world's poorest people? Act now and leave a gift for Swiss Solidarity in your will.
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Are you looking for a way of continuing to do something for the world’s poorest after your death?
You can do this by making Swiss Solidarity a beneficiary in your will.
In choosing which specific area you would like to support, for example from among the three funds below, you help our specialist partner NGOs to run projects which will have a long-term impact.Download the brochure (german)
«Leave Swiss Solidarity a gift in your will and you can be sure that the money you entrust to us will be used throughout the years efficiently and with long-term effect, in accordance with your values and for a cause close to your heart. We will ensure this happens.»Catherine Baud-Lavigne, Deputy Managing Director
Since our beginnings, helping children has been one of our main priorities. Our founders wanted to ensure that the money raised in their appeals went to help the most vulnerable, both in Switzerland and abroad. In our long history of over 70 years, we have been able to help thousands of children by improving their health, education opportunities and protection.
We support projects by specialist organisations in these fields, such as Terre des hommes, Save the Children, Enfants du monde etc.
Social welfare in Switzerland is another of the missions that our founders included in our articles of association. Up until 2015, we supported people in need on an individual basis.
Following an in-depth analysis, we decided to fund our projects to help people in difficult circumstances on a more long-term basis. So we now support projects run by Swiss organizations which help young people experiencing disruption in their lives, unaccompanied minors and children who are victims or witnesses of domestic violence.
The field of humanitarian aid is constantly evolving. For this reason, we have created a totally new fund, the Innovation Fund, combined with a platform for our partner NGOs to exchange knowledge and experience. The aim is to inspire new approaches in the use of modern technologies and so make humanitarian aid even more efficient.
The first projects running under this fund include medical analysis using electronic tablets in Burkina Faso, funding for creating FabLabs in crisis contexts and the setting up of a delivery cycle network to transport pregnant women to hospital in Mozambique.