“Philanthropy was a civic responsibility long before it became a corporate responsibility. For us, it’s about a desire to serve.”
The primary purpose of the new Pictet Group Foundation is to provide support to programmes that achieve effective and lasting impact in two areas of focus, the environment and underprivileged youth. It will also fund public-interest projects in Switzerland.
In Switzerland, the Foundation will support causes in the following areas:
- Culture, with a focus on cultural venues and bodies in Geneva and French-speaking Switzerland (music, theatre and opera).
- Social action, including projects aiding disadvantaged youth, persons in need, the elderly and people with disabilities.
- Health, with a focus programmes improving the lives of people suffering from medical conditions.
Outside Switzerland, the Foundation will back projects to help disadvantaged communities, with a particular focus on alleviating negative environmental impacts and supporting the development of youth.
Pictet Group Foundation
Route des Acacias 60
1211 Geneva 73
The Foundation will not accept unsolicited funding requests. It will not support requests for sponsorships, charity balls or galas as well as giving through third parties.