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In 2015, Fondation Botnar benefited from a significant boost to its capital base, resulting in greater funding potential and commensurate increase in demand over time. The following year, in 2016, the foundation’s board committed to building organisational capacity to support the implementation of its mandate. This included appointing a CEO and recruiting a dedicated team to effectively manage the foundation’s future strategic direction, including the evaluation and roll-out of relevant projects and programs.

The Fondation Botnar assets of CHF 3.9 billion (as of 31 December 2020) are invested according to leading principles of sustainable institutional asset management. Click here to read our Investment Beliefs and Principles.

Since 2019, Fondation Botnar annually offers CHF 70 million in funding as follows:

  • CHF 48 million for projects and programs undertaken by Fondation Botnar in partnership with organisations with well-developed local networks.
  • CHF 9 million for research projects in key focus areas.
  • CHF 3 million for one-off grants up to CHF 300,000. Here, innovative or otherwise outstanding projects with smaller funding volumes are targeted.
  • CHF 10 million annual contribution to the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH)

Click here for information on our grant application process and timelines

The Future Now
For Children Worldwide

Fondation Botnar
St. Alban-Vorstadt 56
4052 Basel
+41 61 201 04 74