WELCOME TO ACCENTUS

The umbrella foundation for social, ecological, cultural and scientific projects

  • FOUNDATION

    Founders may set up a subfoundation under the umbrella of the ACCENTUS Foundation and are free to determine the charitable purposes of this subfoundation.

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  • SUPPORT AREAS

    ACCENTUS supports social, ecological, cultural, and scientific projects.

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  • FOUNDERS

    Founders can make a donation to ACCENTUS at any time or name the umbrella foundation as a beneficiary in their will.

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  • PROJECT PARTNERS

    ACCENTUS supports projects of charitable institutions that are domiciled in Switzerland and are tax-exempt.

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO INVEST IN CHARITABLE CAUSES?

By setting up a subfoundation under the charitable ACCENTUS umbrella foundation, you can get involved without having to start a separate foundation.

Professor Felix Gutzwiller, Chairman of the charitable ACCENTUS Foundation

ABOUT US

Founders may set up a subfoundation under the umbrella of the ACCENTUS Foundation and are free to determine the charitable purposes of this subfoundation. ACCENTUS is responsible for managing the operations of the subfoundation. 

A subfoundation can be set up during your lifetime or as part of your last will. 

The costs of setting up and managing the subfoundation are borne mostly by the umbrella foundation.

ACCENTUS usually contacts potential project partners itself in order to identify eligible projects. Charitable and tax-exempt institutions domiciled in Switzerland can submit requests for project support. However, experience shows that the likelihood of receiving support is relatively low. Requests for support from individuals are not considered.

FOUNDATION

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PROJECTS WE SUPPORT

Through its Swiss partner organizations, ACCENTUS supports projects in Switzerland and certain focus countries.

  • Onto the ice despite disability
  • Fantasy garden for people with or without a disability
  • Supporting chess
  • Promoting music
  • Nature trail in the Bödmeren forest
  • Revival of Valendas
  • Resettlement of bearded vultures
  • Research for children with neurological impairments
  • Promoting Entrepreneurship

SUPPORT AREAS

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DONATION OPTIONS

DONATIONS

Founders can make a donation to the ACCENTUS umbrella foundation at any time. ACCENTUS is recognized as a charitable institution by the tax authorities. This means that donations to the foundation can be deducted for tax purposes in accordance with the applicable cantonal provisions.

LEGACIES

Founders can name ACCENTUS as a beneficiary in their will.

MERGER

Boards of trustees of existing foundations may be interested in considering a merger with the ACCENTUS umbrella foundation. Merging with ACCENTUS entails setting up an ACCENTUS subfoundation as the successor.

FOUNDERS

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PROJECT REQUESTS

We usually contact potential project partners ourselves in order to identify eligible projects. Charitable and tax-exempt institutions domiciled in Switzerland can submit requests for project support. However, experience shows that the likelihood of receiving support is relatively low. Requests from institutions that are not registered in Switzerland and requests from individuals are not considered. 

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 are not considered.

 Requests submitted to ACCENTUS 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 or use the contact form.

PROJECT PARTNERS

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