Set up 10 years ago, our Charitable Foundation supports more than 150 projects a year.
Philanthropy at Pictet
The Pictet Group Charitable Foundation was created in 2009, with a view to formalising the approach to the charitable and philanthropic work supported by Pictet’s Partners over a number of years.
The Foundation, which is established under Swiss law and recognised as being of public benefit, is chaired by Pictet's Senior Partner. Its primary purpose is to provide financial support to charitable organisations and public-interest projects in Switzerland and abroad.
“When you inherit a philanthropic tradition that’s as strong as our Bank’s, you don’t start doing sums. The aim is to do good.”
In Switzerland, the Foundation has chosen to focus on specific causes which it has repeatedly supported over the years:
- in the area of health and medicine, the Foundation’s work places special emphasis on medical research into cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and HIV;
- in the sphere of culture, the Foundation provides support to a range of cultural venues and bodies in Geneva and French-speaking Switzerland (music, theatre and opera).
Outside Switzerland, the Foundation provides support for numerous projects to help disadvantaged communities in developing countries, in particular in the fields of humanitarian aid, youth work and education.
Water, education and health Nurturing growth in DRC
Plastic waste Help abroad
Africa Mercy A floating hospital
Pictet Group Charitable Foundation
Route des Acacias 60
1211 Geneva 73