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Applicants

The umbrella foundation exclusively supports charitable and tax-exempt institutions domiciled in Switzerland and abroad. As a rule, Symphasis contacts potential project partners itself. Unsolicited requests for support are therefore rarely accepted. 

The following requests for support are not considered:

  • Requests from individuals (Symphasis does not offer scholarships, for example)
  • Requests from institutions that are not domiciled in Switzerland or do not have a close connection to Switzerland
  • Requests for emergency and disaster relief
  • Requests for political and religious campaigns
  • Requests for projects that have already been completed
  • Requests for projects that are not taking place in one of Symphasis's focus countries (see text box below)

Additionally, requests for contributions to budgets rather than a specific project and project requests that do not meet the criteria with regard to content and form (defined under "Applications") are not considered.

Requests submitted to Symphasis are reviewed on an ongoing basis. The umbrella foundation's project managers will be happy to help with any inquiries relating to project submissions. Please send an email.

Symphasis does not enter into correspondence regarding decisions to decline requests for support.

Focus Countries

The Symphasis Foundation supports projects run by institutions that take place in the following countries:

  • Switzerland
  • Europe: Armenia, Georgia
  • Africa: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  • Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam
  • Latin America: Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala 
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