We develop a decidedly modern view of philanthropy through which we defend the dignity and empowerment of each individual. Rather than simply making donations, we wish to provide the women and men we support the means to assert their freedom and right to knowledge. It is up to each one of us to build our future, and this is the spirit in which we offer our support.
Our Foundations’ primary focus is on education, with projects in a range of areas: arts and culture, social entrepreneurship, intercultural dialogue, health and research.
Our commitment takes various forms:
- designing and developing innovative educational models;
- increasing the professionalism of the social sector and the world of philanthropy;
- promoting new teaching methods based on interaction and respect
- for what makes each of us different;
- sharing experiences and best practices.
Through their geographic locations and range of projects, the Foundations represent a rich, multicultural network encompassing initiatives in Geneva, Paris, New York, London, Jerusalem, Barcelona, Bombay, Capetown and beyond. We endeavor to identify local initiatives and provide close support for their leaders while sharing this experience internationally.
Our innovative, pragmatic and personalized approach sets us apart. We form partnerships, we work at the grass roots level, we create original models and we share our results, as well as the dreams of the exceptional women and men in whom we believe.
By applying an entrepreneurial method to the universe of philanthropy, we contribute to the growing professionalism of the social sector. To uphold what we consider to be essential values, we strive for the recognition of the pluralism inherent to all societies and the respect for their citizens’ many identities. We often venture where others dare not go. Each day, we learn, we share and we continue to change.
Philanthropy based on reciprocity and interaction is our ambition; a common endeavor which imparts knowledge, transforms and becomes a joint challenge founded on shared differences and an infinite faith in human kind.