PROJECT NUMBERS

Since the founding of the Limmat Foundation in 1972
  • more than 1000 projects
  • in over 80 countries
  • with approximately 300 local partners

have been realized.

The project volume distributed is more than 300 million Swiss francs.

The Limmat Foundation’s social and educational projects supports especially women and children.

In the year 2021, the Limmat Foundation

  • supported 55 projects
  • in 21 countries
  • with 38 local partners

The project volume distributed is CHF 6,227,282.

PROJECT FEATURES

1

Development of projects in coordination with the will of the donor and the needs of the local partners

2

Supervision of the projects by local partners
  • Cooperation with qualified and committed people from the countries concerned.
  • Involvement of local partners, e.g. through unpaid cooperation or assumption of a financial share of project costs.

3

Promotion of sustainable and future-oriented projects: Independent continuation of the projects by the local partners after financing from the Limmat Foundation.

4

Project criteria

  • Operational evaluation: Impact
    • Effectiveness
    • Social benefit (efficiency)
    • Financial sustainability
    • Scalability
    • Replicability
  • Operational evaluation: Local
    • Local funding
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Innovation
  • Strategic evaluation
    • Donor readiness
    • Goals of the Limmat Foundation
    • Geographical location
    • Reputation
    • Local partner
    • Workload for the Limmat Team
    • Impact evaluation
Each sub-foundation and earmarked fund can develop its own additional project criteria.

FINANCING

The financing of the worldwide projects of the Limmat Foundation is carried out in a variety of ways. In addition to the Limmat Foundation’s contribution, projects are co-financed locally, which is very valuable for the durability of the project. Often other private or public sources also participate.

The Limmat Foundation’s financial contribution comes from the following two areas:

SUB-FOUNDATIONS

If the donor decides to invest a larger amount in social projects, the establishment of a tailor-made sub-foundation is a good idea. The will of the donor plays a central role in the foundation’s purpose. Their participation in the use of the funds is guaranteed.

EARMARKED FUNDS

Donors can also put their financial contribution into an earmarked fund of the Limmat Foundation. Currently, the Foundation has more than 30 earmarked funds. A selection is listed under the following link.

Sub-foundations and earmarked funds are usually financed by four sources:

GIFTS

Donors make an irrevocable gift of resources to a sub-foundation or fund. They determine the purpose thematically and geographically. Liquidities or securities can be donated but also participations, real estate, precious metals, etc. According to the donor’s instructions, the donation can be used for a specific project or for a part of it (e.g. scholarships, school material).

Since the Limmat Foundation is tax-exempt, gifts can be deducted from tax in accordance with legal requirements.

DONATIONS

The Limmat Foundation is always pleased to receive donations to support its social and educational projects worldwide.

BEQUESTS

Likewise, after the end of life, a person may support valuable projects by providing in his or her will an inheritance or bequest for specific projects, the establishment of a donation or a special purpose fund at the Limmat Foundation. It is important to state clearly the purpose of the estate in the will. At the same time, it is advisable to discuss and agree on the purpose and modalities with a specialist of the Limmat Foundation during your lifetime. For the Limmat Foundation, it is very important to remain faithful to the wishes of the person concerned even after his or her death.

RETURNS ON INVESTMENT

With a longer time horizon, the funds from a gift or an estate are invested wisely. This has the advantage that the money paid in when the sub-foundation is established is multiplied and thus social projects can be financed even after years. Above a certain volume, the donor can determine whether only the return flows into the projects. There are different solutions of spending rules which enable the sustainable financing of a project.

 
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