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 investments. It is thus independent of third parties and politically and religiously neutral.

As a general rule, the Foundation acts exclusively as a sponsor with funds. When selecting projects, particular emphasis is placed on impact, sustainability and scalability. The Foundation runs own operational projects only in exceptional cases if this is appropriate due to special circumstances and there is no other viable and effective option.

Current projects

Learning centers for math and English

Projects International

The Happel Foundation supports currently projects for small farmers in India and in Nepal, for small-scale fishermen in South Africa as well as for pupils in Zambia and Namibia.

Support and emburse when needed

Projects in Switzerland

he Happel Foundation currently supports institutions that, for example, improve the integration for migrant women and a magazine that provides information about education and child-raising.