We need your support in order to work towards a constructive foreign policy! Enable young talents to contribute their visions and ideas to foreign policy and to help shape the most important debates. With your support, we publish scientifically-based publications with concrete policy recommendations, organise high-level events and conferences with decision-makers and experts and write blogs on current foreign policy issues.
The Cercle des donatrices & donateurs is a promotional association founded in 2014 and contributes to broadening and diversifying the sponsorship. It offers interested parties the opportunity not only to support and promote in a sustainable way, but also to become part of a network of people with expertise and influence in the field of Swiss foreign policy. As a link between foreign policy and research, foraus connects influential players from business, politics, science, culture and the media from all over Switzerland and at the same time acts as a place for young people interested in politics to meet and share ideas. The foraus Cercle des donatrices & donateurs can thus offer its members an excellent network of relationships.
Become part of this exclusive and dynamic community. As a member of the foraus Cercle des donatrices & donateurs, you will benefit from the following advantages:
Exclusive invitation to two foraus Cercle events per year with attractive and exciting guests
Postal delivery with two selected publications and the annual report
A mention in the annual report and possibility of a mention on our website
Annual delivery of the donation confirmation
With your support as a member of the Cercle des donatrices & donateurs, it will remain possible in future to offer committed young people an ideal platform to shape Switzerland with innovative and new ideas.
Learn more about the foraus Cercle des donatrices & donateurs and become a member today.
Are you a company and convinced that stable international relations and openness are needed for Switzerland to be a strong location? We offer you foraus & Co., a support group for companies that share our vision of constructive foreign policy.
As a thank you for your support, we invite you to an exclusive event every year that brings our patrons – be it companies, private individuals or foundations – together in a familiar setting. You have the opportunity to discuss the politically, economically and socially relevant topics of today with a top-class guest and to enjoy dinner together with the other patrons and foraus representatives.
You can join our support group by donating CHF 10,000, 15,000 or 30,000 or more. Here you will find an overview of the activities of foraus. We would be happy to show you what you can achieve with your contribution to foraus.
Since 2021, foraus is being supported by a consortium of funders consisting of several foundations and development funds for its core funding for a period of five years. With this initiative we are doing pioneer work in the philanthropic sector: both core funding as well as collaborative funding are still not common in this country.
For foraus, this step is of utmost importance: more stability, more continuity and an extended planning horizon. More perspectives for our employees. More flexibility and room for new initiatives and solutions in dealing with a changing world. More resources for strategic organizational development. More focus on our core business as a volunteer organization. In short: more impact.
For the members of the consortium – presently the arcas foundation, Emil & Rosa Richterich-Beck Stiftung, Migros Pioneer Fund and Mercator Foundation Switzerland – foraus is a pilot to test concepts for the future of philanthropy and to generate learnings for their important work.
The pillars of the consortium’s collaboration are joint reporting, a memorandum of understanding and biannual meetings to exchange ideas about common interests and share learnings. In addition, further joint engagements are possible on a voluntary basis. foraus also actively participates in knowledge sharing within the philanthropic sector. This includes, but is not limited to, workshops with members of SwissFoundations or ProFonds on core funding and collaborative grantmaking.
We are extremely pleased with the trust and pioneering spirit of the consortium members. To realize the full potential of this model we are looking for more members, especially from the french-speaking part of Switzerland.
Contact us, we are happy to give you more detailed information and answer your questions.
We need your support in order to work towards a constructive foreign policy! In this way, you enable young talents to contribute their visions and ideas to foreign policy and to help shape the most important debates.
With your support, we publish scientifically-based publications with concrete policy recommendations, organise high-level events and conferences with decision-makers and experts and write blogs on current foreign policy issues.
Decide for yourself how much you want to contribute to Swiss foreign policy. We look forward to receiving any donation. Thank you very much in advance!