The Happel Foundation

Promoting sustainable improvement

The Happel Foundation is a charitable Swiss foundation based in Lucerne. The utmost concern of the Happel Foundation is supporting sustainability. This includes combating poverty by promoting sustainable improvement in the life circumstances of its beneficiaries. Thus, their economic and social development need to improve permanently.

To this end, the Happel Foundation follows the principle of "help for self-help". This means that the recipients of the funding are actively involved in the problem-solving and demonstrate the corresponding drive themselves.

In its actions, the Happel Foundation has two focal points of support. On the one hand, the Happel Foundation is expanding its activities in developing countries, focussing on Asia and Africa. On the other hand, the foundation supports people in Switzerland (mainly central Switzerland) who are in distress or disadvantaged in their social and economic development through no fault of their own.


Current projects

Learning centers for math and English

Promoting sustainable improvement - Projects International

To combat poverty in developing countries the Happel Foundation supports projects in Asia and Africa: for example, those which improve the perspective in the long term for farmers in India, as well as for pupils in Zambia and Namibia.

Support and emburse when needed

Support for people in distress in Switzerland - Projects in Switzerland

For promoting sustainable improvement in  Switzerland the Happel Foundation supports, for example, a project in Lucerne aiming for a better integration of migrant women, as well as a magazine covering family matters and child raising.