About us

The Happel Foundation is a Swiss charitable foundation domiciled in Lucerne.
It was founded in 2006 by the Happel family and is being endowed with funds through the economic success of the family’s business dealings. It is thus independent of other money sources as well as politically and religiously neutral.

As a general rule the Happel Foundation will act as a dispensary of monetary aid. When choosing projects we put special emphasis on the outcome and impact, the sustainability and the scalability of a project. Barring special circumstances we do not plan on pursuing operational projects, unless it is indicated because there is no other feasible option.