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.
The Happel Foundation is expanding its activities in developing countries with a focus on Asia and Africa. The aim is to combat poverty sustainably. A special focus will be put on the use of technologies and novel approaches in development cooperation.
At the moment the Happel Foundation supports projects: for example, those which improve the perspective in the long term for farmers in India, as well as for pupils in Zambia and Namibia.
In Switzerland the Happel Foundation supports people who are in distress and do not receive state benefits. Thus the central aim is to improve their social and economic development permanently. Here the geographical focus is central Switzerland.
At the moment 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.
The Happel Foundation has two focal points of support. On the one hand the Happel Foundation is expanding its activities in developing countries to combat poverty. On the other hand it supports people in Central Switzerland, who are in distress.
The Happel Foundation follows the principle of “help for self-help” by promoting sustainable improvement in the life of its beneficiaries. The recipients are actively involved.
The foundation supports projects that offer people “Help to help themselves”.
Sponsorship applications can be handed in online on our application platform.
The Happel Foundation is a charitable Swiss foundation based in Lucerne.