FIELD

Philanthropy, non-profit organizations & social entrepreneurship.

Are you planning to setup a foundation, to join an umbrella foundation, or to invest in a philanthropic fund? 

Would your company like to create a non-profit entity? 

Do you need assistance in dealing with tax authorities and supervisory authorities?

Is your entity about to receive funds, whose origin should be verified?

Do you consider professionalizing your foundation or obtaining further privileges and immunities ? 

Philanthropy is a growing and thriving sector in Switzerland. Many initiatives are structured as non-profit entities, be they in relation to a public-private partnership, corporate philanthropy, holding foundation, social entrepreneurs, the financing of research and development or private projects. We assist and support you through all stages of the life of a non-profit entity: 

 

  • choice and creation of the appropriate legal structure (foundation, association, non-profit company, hybrid structure) 
     
  • articles of association and bylaws 
     
  • drafting or agreements (in particular grant agreements)
     
  • assistance to the Board and its members
     
  • merger or liquidation 
     
  • tax exemption of the non-profit entity and tax deduction of gifts, in Switzerland or abroad 
     
  • negotiation of privileges and immunities with Swiss authorities
     
  • protection of your entity against the risks of inappropriate uses, notably the risks of money laundering and tax fraud

We also assist individuals willing to create a philanthropic entity, join an umbrella foundation, invest in a philanthropic fund (venture philanthropy) or adopt a socially responsible investment strategy.