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
The project volume distributed is CHF 6,227,282.
Promotion of sustainable and future-oriented projects: Independent continuation of the projects by the local partners after financing from the Limmat Foundation.
The Limmat Foundation supports projects in America, Africa, Asia and Europe. They can be categorized as school education, vocational training and medical care. You can find an excerpt of our projects in the following project portfolio.
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:
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.
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:
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.
The Limmat Foundation is always pleased to receive donations to support its social and educational projects worldwide.
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.
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.