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We are committed to improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
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We fund bold non-profit organisations that address the many challenges of poverty and drive long-term positive change in the poorest regions of the planet

OUR FOCUS AREAS

We provide support to non-profit organisations across four key areas :

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ACCESS TO BASIC SERVICES

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WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS AND ECOSYSTEMS

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE

80+
PARTNERSHIPS
50+
COUNTRIES OF OPERATION
100M
Swiss francs invested to date

TOGETHER
FOR LASTING POSITIVE CHANGE

We provide grants to non-profit organisations who share our values, align with our core funding areas and have a proven track record of creating social impact.

10 YEARS
OF FIGHTING POVERTY
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Poverty can be overcome and eradicated. Over the past decade, we’ve sought out and funded partner organisations whose approaches are proven to help those living in extreme poverty transition from short-term survival to sustainable living.

DRAG TO DISCOVER

LATEST NEWS

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25 Nov 2022

ENDING POVERTY AND HUNGER BEGINS WITH AGRICULTURE

We talked to World Bicycle Relief, One Acre Fund and myAgro, three of our partners organisations that work in Zambia, Rwanda and Senegal, providing farm families with knowledge, tools and inputs to earn a sustainable living income and supply their communities with nutritious food.

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24 Oct 2022

A decade of effective philanthropy

Our new special report is out. It shed light on the collective impact achieved and on the concrete changes that have contributed to improving the lives of the most in need.

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10 Oct 2022

WHY NON-PROFIT AND GOVERNMENT COLLABORATION IS CRUCIAL

We talked to Pivot, the Luminos Fund, Saha Global and Semilla Nueva, four of our partners that provide access to fundamental services in Madagascar, Ethiopia, Ghana and Guatemala, to explore NGO-government partnerships and why they’re important.

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22 Aug 2022

Constant Emergency

How development non-profits operate on the edge of complex crisis.

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4 Aug 2022

LESSONS LEARNED OVER A DECADE OF GRANT-MAKING

Philanthropy is all about collective action towards shared goals. This is why we want to share what we have learned during the last ten years, successes and bumps included.

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15 Jul 2022

THOUSANDS IN SOMALIA FACE ACUTE MALNUTRITION AS RAINS FAIL

The worst drought in decades is ravaging the Horn of Africa, destroying crops and driving the cost of local food out of reach of many. Medair is scaling up its response, delivering critical health, water and nutrition aid.

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30 Jun 2022

AFRICAN WOMEN AS A KEY TO FOOD SECURITY

A series of articles examine the question, spotlighting One Acre Fund’s work in Rwanda.

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24 Jun 2022

FOUR COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT MIGRATION, FACT-CHECKED

This International Refugee Week, SOS Méditerranée is helping us debunk some of the most common misconceptions about migration and search and rescue operations.

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10 Aug 2022

EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH EDUCATION

Here's a brief overview of how we, with our partners, are making a difference for girls and women across the globe, from pre-school to university.

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20 YEARS OF A TRANSFORMATIVE APPROACH TO END EXTREME POVERTY

What has BRAC learned in the 20 years since pioneering the Graduation "out of poverty" approach?

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How men’s engagement advances gender equality

Could involving men in women’s empowerment programmes increase their impact?

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Ukraine emergency

How Medair and Médecins Sans Frontières are providing desperately needed humanitarian assistance to refugees and internally displaced people.

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10 YEARS OF BUILDING STRONGER SOCIETIES

From promise to progress, Cartier Philanthropy is celebrating a decade of effective philanthropy focused on building stronger societies through collective impact.

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Helping Afghans at home and away

Emergency response

With the Taliban takeover, the situation for the Afghan population continues to deteriorate. As winter approaches, rural communities will soon be isolated.

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COVID-19: NOT YET OUT OF THE WOODS

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Our last donations in support of hardest hit communities

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FOCUSING ON NEEDS, NOT FEAR

ACCESS TO BASIC SERVICES

Room to Read began 2020 with the promise of the celebration of its 20th anniversary year. Then the pandemic struck.

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LIGHT IN DARK TIMES

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

COVID-19 was a stress test at all levels. It hit us as individuals, societies and organisations

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OUR COVID-19 EMERGENCY SUPPORT FOR INDIA

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

To respond to the devastating wave of COVID-19 outbreak that is ravaging India, we are stepping up our support to the emergency response of two long-standing partners.

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KEEPING GIRLS IN THE PICTURE

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We recently partnered with Le Monde Afrique to publish a series of news features, “Allez les filles!” that put girls’ education centre stage.

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COMBATING COVID-19 WORLDWIDE

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the sprint to respond to the global health crisis has turned into a marathon.

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THE PALACE OF STRONG WOMEN

WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS AND ECOSYSTEMS

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THE EMPOWERING JOURNEY OF EDUCATION

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If we want to dismantle the architecture of inequality and discrimination, we need to address its multiple layers, supporting women and girls in their fight to gain the places that are theirs by rights.

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FROM CLIMATE SCIENCE TO FIELD ACTION

SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS AND ECOSYSTEMS

Root Capital is pioneering how to bridge the gap between climate science and farm-level action, bringing climate-smart strategies into the daily practice of growing food crops successfully.

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WHY WE NEED DATA SCIENCE

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Our new series #Driven by Data will explore how data analytics is helping fix some of the world’s most pressing issues, improving the way development actors identify problems and design tailor-made interventions to address them.

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HELPING GIRLS STAY IN EDUCATION

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School-based healthcare is helping girls stay in education and authorities in Zambia fight COVID-19.

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THE PREDICTIVE POWER OF MACHINE LEARNING

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Machine learning uses data, usually in large quantities, and statistical algorithms to predict something that isn’t known.

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PUTTING REFUGEES ON THE MAP

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Medair was the first organisation to deploy Geographic Information System technology to map refugee settlement locations in Lebanon, enabling timely coordination of on-the-ground assistance across various aid agencies.

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NAVIGATING ACCESS

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Data science can significantly increase the impact of development programmes simply by optimising them.

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JOINING FORCES TO END EXTREME POVERTY

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SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS AND ECOSYSTEMS

The key to ending extreme poverty could be in our reach.