Set up 10 years ago, our Charitable Foundation supports more than 150 projects a year.

Philanthropy at Pictet

Responsibility in action
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Our video traces the origins and the impact of our philanthropic actions.

Supporting philanthropy

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.”

Claude Demole Former Pictet Partner and member of the Pictet Charitable Foundation’s Board

Humanitarian causes

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

Water, education and health

The Foundation suppports the Charity Malaika, a non-profit organisation that provides education to young girls in one of the most impoverished region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Plastic waste Help abroad

Plastic waste

The Foundation supports Race for Water, an organisation founded in 2010 that works to prevent the pollution of our oceans and waterways with plastic waste.

Africa Mercy A floating hospital

Africa Mercy

Since 2016, the Foundation has supported Mercy Ships, an organisation whose floating hospitals provide a safe, clean, independent and controlled environment in which to treat patients.


Pictet Group Charitable Foundation

Stephany Malquarti
Route des Acacias 60
1211 Geneva 73

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